At our January meeting we presented our outgoing charity, Oldham Bereavement Support Service with their final cheque of £2000 bringing their total for the year to £3000. We rounded off the evening with a quiz.
2015 is the Centenary of the WI and we have several charity events planned to celebrate, starting with a UNIQUE Fashion show for the ladies of Saddleworth on the 7th March at Greenfield Conservative club between 1pm and 4pm. There will also be a raffle with great prizes, stalls and the opportunity to purchase the clothes after the show or treat yourself to a Unique fashion makeover. Tickets cost £7.50, including a glass of Prosecco. They are available now from WI meetings or telephone 07866541560. Further information regarding this event and all future activities can be found on this website.
Our next fundraising event will be an Off the Rails Comedy Club night at the Royal George on the 18th April. Tickets are available on-line from the Comedy Club, from the Royal George Hotel, Greenfield and at the WI monthly meetings.
At our meeting on the 4th February, we will be introducing our new charity for 2015, Funky Fitness and Fun , based in Greenfield. This is a non -profit making community group who promote health and well- being for adults with additional and different needs. Their current fundraising target is a mini-bus for outings.
Last updated 22.1.15
24th-26th July 2015
RHS Show - Tatton Park
Karen is arranging a Coach day on Friday 24th July and will be taking names at the next meeting.
Check back on here following February's meeting for details of entrance fees
5th December 2015
The Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate
Places limited to 55 persons
Karen is taking names for this most popular trip
For anyone trying to access our Facebook site under the name Saddleworth WI please note that it has been blocked for the time being whilst we change its status from a Profile to a Page.
However, in order to provide you with a continuous link to our Facebook site the information is available temporarily under the name "Jess Moreland"
Membership fees for 2015 are £36.00. If you would like to download a Form to complete and take to the next meeting click here.
If it's snowing on the day of a meeting at the Saddleworth Hotel please check the website after 4 pm as there will be a notification on the Home Page if the meeting has been cancelled.
Meet at 11:00 - Friezland Riding Arena car park
The next venue for the Food & Drink Group is
The Waggon Inn, Uppermill
Names will be taken at the next WI Meeting on 4th February
An invitation has been extended to our members to attend a Quiz Night arranged by Failsworth & Beyond WI.
At Middleton & Chadderton Sea Cadets,
265A Oldham Road, Failsworth, M35 0AS.
Doors open at 7pm
Tickets £3 - including supper
Maximum 4 per team
Unique Fashion Show
Saturday 7th March 2015 - Greenfield Conservative Club
Fashion Show, Raffle, Stalls
From 1pm to 4pm
Tickets cost £7.50 which includes on arrival a glass of Prosecco
Tickets available now from WI meetings or telephone 07866541560
Monday April 6, 2015 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM - The Swan, Dobcross
100 years of the Women’s Institute
Writer & Lyricist: Maeve Larkin: Composers: O’Hooley & Tidow
Director: Marianne McNamara: Musical Director: Rebekah Hughes
In 2015 MIKRON are telling two wonderfully British stories.
See them at The Swan 6th April - (Saddleworth WI Members Evening) and also on 7th & 8th April and 20/21 October 2015.
Bunnington WI is a bit down-at-heel. Dwindling membership means they can barely afford the hall, let alone a decent speaker. So when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood.
The milk of WI kindness begins to sour when she rebrands them the Bunnington Bunnies. They're hopping. With stakes higher than a five tiered cake stand, a battle ensues for the very soul of Bunnington, perhaps the WI itself!
On the threshold of one century into the next, this tale of hobbyists and lobbyists asks how much we should know our past or how much we should let go of it.
Above all else, like the WI itself, Raising Agents is a story of friendship.
Ticket Prices 6th April - Saddleworth WI Members £6 (via Saddleworth WI) : Non-WI Members £11
For further information see the website