Cheshire Federation is the second largest Federation and has WIs in towns and villages throughout Cheshire, Halton, Warrington, Stockport, South Manchester and Wirral. Apart from one full time member of staff and two part time staff in the office, everyone involved with running the Cheshire Federation of WIs (CFWI) is a volunteer. Each local WI meets monthly and has a wide programme of events.
In addition the CFWI arranges a programme of training and informal learning workshops for members countywide. These are held in community venues (e.g. Village Halls) around the county.
Help and support is always at hand. Regular specially tailored Training Workshops are arranged in-house for the Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers of all the WIs. Whilst more informal workshops have included Japanese folded patchwork, map reading, archive keeping, fruit growing, garden design, digital photography and watercolour painting.
A major role of the WI is campaigning and raising awareness of issues which impact on our lives. National campaigns include reducing packaging and waste, reducing our carbon footprint and ending violence against women.
Visit www.cheshirewi.org.uk/ for more information.
CHESHIRE FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S INSTITUTES
Office: 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ
Tel: 01244 347462
Reg charity no: 1044383