Good at quizzes?

Hallaton Quiz on  Friday 24 March 2017 – how about getting together a team  of 6 to 8 people (members and non members) and entering?  hallatonquizflyer-friday-24-march-2017


Hidden talents? Enter a WI Competition

trophy-w500-h500How about doing something different for 2017?  Maybe you can write poetry, are a budding artist, a great cook, flower arranger or have a craft skill?  If so, check out these WI competitions now.

(If you do enter one of the competitions, please let Denise, our Secretary know:

Do you have a life story to tell?

WI LIFE are looking for stories for a series of features in this national magazine.  Click for full details: wi-life-story-suggestion-form

Currently they are working on:

The Friendship Issue

We’re planning a series of features about different aspects of friendship – please consider the ideas below and see if one of them resonates with you. If so, get in touch.

·         Tell us how your WI friendships have impacted your life for the better, with solid examples (i.e. a friend encouraged you to stop procrastinating and take a course; or perhaps was there for you when you were grieving or recovering from illness). 

·         Do you have a WI friend you’d like to champion for being a true friend in your time of need? And if so, what did she do that was so special?

·         What are the five qualities a great WI friend possesses? 


It happened to me

We want to hear about a defining moment in your career. Maybe you’re retired now, but in your time at work you had some nail biting moments where you were able to make a difference – or make people laugh or feel special? We know many members have had colourful careers. Tell us about your pivotal moment – perhaps something that would surprise others…


You joined the WI?!

If you’re under 35 and your friends raised an eyebrow at your joining the WI, you’re not alone. But, what do they know? We’d like to interview members who are juggling their work/family/social life and find time to thrive in the WI. Maybe you set up a WI at 20, or perhaps it brings something to your life you just don’t get anywhere else. If this sounds like you please get in touch, send us a photo and a brief description of your WI involvement.



Lucy Collins

Staff Writer, WI Life


0207 731 5777 ext 220

Amazing choice of things to do

Browse through the latest list of what’s planned for the spring by the Leicestershire and Rutland Federation of WIs: lunches, crafting, speakers and trips.  Why not get together with other MHWI members and try something different in 2017?

Join us at Book Club this evening

books-w500-h500We look forward to seeing you this evening at the Book Club in the top lounge in the Angel Hotel, High Street, Market Harborough, 7.30 to 9.30 pm.  Members will be discussing Sara Pascoe’s ‘Animal – The Autobiography of a Female Body’.    News members welcome.

 To contact the group to answer any questons email Val Hitchcox:

An evening of laughter and mindfulness

Members practising laughter yoga

Members practising laughter yoga

This evening MHWI members were able to relax and laugh with speaker Helen Rowe.  Helen explained what laughter yoga was and how it was derived, before giving everyone a chance to have a go.

Helen Rowe speaking about Laughter Yoga and Mindfulness

Helen Rowe speaking about Laughter Yoga and Mindfulness

She then moved on to explaining why mindfulness is currently so popular in our busy, daily lives, what it is and the opportunity to try a couple of exercises to experience a few moments of peace and tranquillity.