Your WI Committee members for 2024-5 are – President Lorna Ball, Secretary Karen McKenna, Treasurer Jean Clinch, Committee members: Alison Blake, Angela Bradley, Denise Farrow, Kathleen Lacey, Jean Phillips, Janice Taylor, Sue Gardener, Sue Harding, Sue Willett, Carole Newby, Linda Hayton, Ella Weatherhead.


We received the following response to our help at Dr Kershaw’s fundraising event in November. And the final total for our cake stall was £287.70.

“On behalf of everyone at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, I’d like to thank you for your incredible contribution to the recent Christmas Fayre. Despite the last-minute change of plan with our marquee, you maintained such a positive and professional attitude that didn’t go unnoticed by our guests or members of staff.

I want you to know how much I appreciate yours and the Saddleworth Women’s Institutes’ support at our event, without your help it simply wouldn’t be possible to raise the vital funds our Hospice needs.

I’m delighted to announce that we raised over £5,000! This money will go directly towards patient care, supporting our patients and their families at what can be a very difficult time in their lives. Given the circumstances, I think we have raised a fantastic amount for the Hospice.

I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better team. Thank you so much for being part of it. Kind Regards,
Eleanor Sloan 
Fundraising Events Lead”

NEW EVENTS to book on the Workshops, Events & Trips page

Our venue for our monthly meetings is BOARSHURST BAND CLUB, GREENBRIDGE LANE, GREENFIELD OL3 7EW. There is a private car park behind the club and plenty of street parking. The entrance is from the car park. There is a bar available and we have bought compostable cups for our hot drinks, but please bring your own mug if you prefer. The Manager, Linda, has made us very welcome and will be running the bar for us with drinks at Band Club prices so we hope our members will support her. 

The speakers for 2024 are on our Meetings Programme page.

The Lancashire Federation organises many events which may be of interest to Saddleworth WI members. Click to view details of the LFWI.

Saddleworth WI are in the latest edition of Saddleworth Monthly.

“It is a pleasure to be part of this warm and welcoming WI group.