WI Life – MHWI member feature, p29

Last September I answered the request from WI Life to know what members did in retirement.  An automatic email said thank you but they had been inundated with replies.  Out of the blue this June time, I received an email asking if I was still interested and would I like to do a phone interview and photo shoot.  Here is the outcome on page 29!  Helen

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

Wannabe a cover girl?

WI Life are on the lookout for member profiles for the ‘Inspiring Women’ slot in the wi life cover girl-w500-h500magazine. Please could you kindly circulate the following with your WIs:

 New Talent Sought for WI Life

Cover girl

We’re looking for new faces for our cover girl/member profiles– if you’re a member with a great story, perhaps an unusual job, hobby or journey through life, send a few words about yourself and a recent pic to wilife@nfwi.org.uk. We want people of all ages and from every corner of the country. You’ll need to be available for an interview and photographic shoot. Thanks!

 Feel free to share this any way you like – on social media for example, or in your newsletters – as we’d love the spread the message as widely as possible.

 Many thanks,


 Hattie Parish, Editorial Assistant, WI Life

National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI)

104 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LY

T: 020 7731 5777 ext 217


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