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Our February Meeting and our 104th Birthday

Our February meeting saw Brockenhurst WI celebrating our 104th Birthday with 35 members and 7 guests in attendance. We had an action packed evening! We celebrated in style and started the evening with a glass of Bucks Fizz. 14 members celebrate their birthday in February and they were presented with a birthday posy. Certificates and a floral tribute were presented to 6 members for their … Continue reading Our February Meeting and our 104th Birthday

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Our December Meeting

At our meeting this month we had our Christmas party. It was a full on and fun-filled evening! As people arrived, members and invited guests were given either mulled wine or mulled fruit punch. Our winning entry and items made by members for the Group Show were on display for those who hadn’t managed to see them at the show. This was followed by fish … Continue reading Our December Meeting

World Textile Day

World Textile Day is a free exhibition and fair trade market of world textiles held annually in venues across England, Scotland and Wales. The south of England World Textile Day is being held on Saturday 9th October from 10am-4pm at Brockenhurst Village Hall. Come and see the Fair Trade Market from makers, workshops and villages around the world Meet specialist world textiles traders Monitored entry … Continue reading World Textile Day

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Greener Brockenhurst Inspiration Day

Today Brockenhurst WI had a stall at Greener Brockenhurst Inspiration Day. This featured a series of events and activities to help us slow down and appreciate the wonders of nature around us and to inspire and motivate us to lead a more sustainable life. Brockenhurst WI put our heads together to see what sustainable ideas we could come up with and what we already do … Continue reading Greener Brockenhurst Inspiration Day

Easter Renewal Project

Brockenhurst WI members took part in a lockdown craft project with the theme of Renewal. The group’s craft ladies decided to get busy and individually produce something bright and cheerful leading everyone towards Spring and Easter. A4 panels were displayed in the Parish Council window in Brookleys Road Knitted or crochet squares were stitched together and used to decorate giant Easter Eggs that were placed … Continue reading Easter Renewal Project

Supporting Ukraine Refugees

Brockenhurst WI wanted to do something to support Ukraine refugees that will be staying in Brockenhurst, so we have been collecting toiletries at our meetings and making up shoe boxes of products. Our members have been very generous. We have also been given donations of toothpaste and tooth brushes from Oak Lodge Dental Practice, so thanks to Alex and Eleanor for these too. Ukraine refugees … Continue reading Supporting Ukraine Refugees

Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta 2022

Every year, Brockenhurst WI serves refreshments at the Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta. Much planning and preparation goes into this. Janette is our star planner and co-ordinates the preparation and planning as well as buying the food for the sandwiches etc. Members volunteer to make cakes and also to give their time during the event to make sandwiches, serve tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches. Then there is … Continue reading Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta 2022

ACWW Walk and Coffee Morning

When Hampshire WI suggested that WI’s do a walk to raise ACWW, we thought this was a great idea! ACWW stands for The Associated Country Women of the World and it was founded in 1929 to bring rural women and their organisations all over the world together, and in doing so address the challenges they face because of their isolation of their communities, discrimination against … Continue reading ACWW Walk and Coffee Morning