Craft Group – June sessions

The Craft group have continued to work on their entries for the New Forest Show, but for the last session in June were inspired by the talk from Avery from New Forest for Ukraine to make bandages for Ukraine. Six of us gathered at Carole’s house and watched the instructional videos on the New Forest for Ukraine website (watch here). We then set to work … Continue reading Craft Group – June sessions

June Monthly Meeting

Our June meeting was another very busy one! We started by singing Jerusalem. We had several Birthday girls who received flowers. Our President presented the overall ‘Flower of the Month’ Vase to the winner for the past few years (due to Covid) to the member who had won the ‘competition the most times in this time period. The winner was Maureen P. Maureen P and … Continue reading June Monthly Meeting

Jubilee Celebrations Part Two -Refreshments at the Football Club

On Saturday of the Jubilee weekend, Brockenhurst WI teamed up with the Mother’s Union to provide refreshments at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at the Brockenhurst Football club. An array of beautiful cakes were made for the occasion by our talented bakers and were very popular. Despite an unfavourable weather forecast, the rain stayed away and people enjoyed the entertainment and stalls at this event. Our … Continue reading Jubilee Celebrations Part Two -Refreshments at the Football Club

Jubilee Celebrations Part One- Bench Trail

Brockenhurst WI members, led by Issy, organised a Jubilee Bench Trail around the village on Friday. Brockenhurst boasts numerous wooden benches round the village centre. One such bench was erected to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Silver Jubilee in 1860. The village really went to town in 1937 to celebrate King George’s Coronation with the provision of benches. Residents of Brockenhurst, visitors from far and wide enjoyed … Continue reading Jubilee Celebrations Part One- Bench Trail

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

Brockenhurst Pancake Race

Every Shrove Tuesday Brockenhurst Parish Council put on a Pancake Race. Brookley Road is closed to cars for the occasion. There are races for Pre-School children right up to teenagers. There are also adult races and Brockenhurst WI took part in one of the team relay races. Four ladies from Brockenhurst WI braved the rain to take part- Zena, Janice, Anne and Jayne. Brockenhurst WI … Continue reading Brockenhurst Pancake Race