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Out on a litter pick, keeping our riverside clean and tidy.
Out on a litter pick, keeping our riverside clean and tidy.

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Entertainment by Billy Clayton, Oh, what a night! we danced the night away with music from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's.

Betty and Helen from Cruse Bereavement Support joining us for our March WI evening 2024. The clarity helps people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning. Thank you to our member Sally would is a bereavement volunteer and made the connections to arrange our speakers.

Eco Hub

26/02/2024

Talk from Elmbridge Community Eco Hub – Past, Present, Future

12 years since Sunbury Village WI was formed and it is still going strong. The group celebrated with a bring-a-dish supper, tombola and pass the parcel.

Christmas 2023

20/11/2023

Christmas 2023 started with a Christmas Craft-Themed WI evening facilitated by Alice from Rosie's Corner. We dabbled with decoupage creating elegant tins. We beaded and painted to make beautiful things.

A huge thank you to Claire Corrigan for organising this comedy night out - lots of fun and laughter.

On a slight damp October morning a group of our WI members took to the streets and river bank in Sunbury Village for a litter pick. The location was chosen to support the clean rivers campaign. Pickers, bags and tabards were provided via Spelthorne Bough Council. We even had Spelthorne Litter Pickers hi viz jackets, thank you...

On Sunday 10th September was the date for the Middlesex Federation to launch their own activity in support of the Week of River Action, with a Riverside dip, dabble and picnic hosted by the WI groups from Sunbury Village and Teddington.

Summer picnic time, the sun shone and the rain stayed away. We sat out in our chairs with drinks and nibbles in Orchard Meadow in Sunbury. Sam the ice cream man visited to everyone's delight, A bumper raffle, with a very popular tray! Then it was game time with skittles, a bit tricky on uneven grass but we persevered,...

Afternoon tea at Weybridge garden Centre and an evening at Elle and Fee in Ashford.

The lovely Donna and Michelle joined us from Families Thriving Together who provide inclusive access to parenting support for anyone that parents ensuring there are little to no barriers to participants. They encourage communities to come together with the common issue of parenting, normalise parenting support and reduce the stigmas attached to...

We were delighted to be joined by the lovely Nikky Cussen who offered to host our members ran evening. Nikky is a crafting fan and in the past ran the SVWI craft nights, she was also our president for a number of years. Unfortunately we don't currently have a craft club, so at members request we have introduced some craft...

The Brigitte Trust - Creating awareness of the services within Surrey which include Bereavement Support, Death Café, Neurological Support Group, Pets are Therapy, Coffin Club,.

What a fabulous evening we had. 22 members descended on Prezzo in Shepperton for our SVWI Christmas meal. We were greeted with Prosecco, the food was delicious, and the conversation was full of fun and laughter. What a wonderful evening, a true celebration of bring women together, a bit less education on this occasion. However, we did learn the...

On a cold November evening ladies flocked to the Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury, to watch Calendar Girls ran by the Picture Palace. A joint event hosted by Teddington and Sunbury Village WI's. We were treated to tea, coffee and cake in the interval. This event was open to bring friends, to promote membership. By the end of the evening,...

10 years ago, the WI inspired by Gareth Malone did a big drive to encourage WIs to set up a choir. They gave a two-year set up and get ready window before the big national competition.

The winning 2022 national WI resolution is Women and Girls with ASD & ADHD - under-identified, under-diagnosed, misdiagnosed, under-supported. It as also received the highest votes from Sunbury Village WI members.

Sunbury Village WI took part in the Village Jubilee celebration event on Orchard Meadow, by hosting a local competition to find a cake to celebrate The Queen (WI President) in her platinum year.

Zumba

23/05/2022

Georgia from Everyone Active Sunbury joined us to share some Zumba moves, Zumba and aqua zumba are regular classes on the timetable at Everyone Active, Sunbury. Our members took to the dance floor to shake it, shake it..... yes everything beginning with B was shaking!

On the afternoon of Saturday 21st May 2022, Sunbury Village WI and Sunbury on Thames WI hosted a Platinum Jubilee Tea Party in partnership with Sunbury Neighbours for local elderly residents.

Our President Debbie was brave and stood up to address the room at the annual meeting in Cardiff (May 2023), photo as featured in the July/Aug edition of WI life.

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Middlesex Federation was formed in April 1921 and is home to 44 WIs, each of which holds monthly meetings on a wide variety of topics and will be involved in other activities which could include craft groups, campaigning, walking, book clubs - in fact almost anything the members want!

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