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How Your County Federation Works


History, health and beauty, photography and literature are just some of the subjects that this Committee cover on days organised for members.

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Home Crafts

This Committee is responsible for arts, crafts, cookery and the organisation of food and craft days.

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Membership Support

A team of WI Advisers have responsibility for opening new WIs and furthering the work of the WI in Cumbria-Cumberland.

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Art & Leisure

Whether you wish to enjoy a show, learn to shoot or take part in a quiz evening, life is never dull with this Committee.

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Anyone Can Become a Member

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. The WI is a rich source of experiences, knowledge and skills, which our members are keen to share.

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Annual-County-Meeting-6We have more than 1400 members in 66 WIs spread across Cumbria, from Alston in the north, along Hadrian’s Wall, through the historic city of Carlisle, out to the ports of Silloth, Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven and as far south as Bootle, as well as all the wonderful towns and villages within these boundaries.

Summer-WalkWe aim to offer our members a varied programme of
activities, such as:
– craft classes on lacemaking, painting, calligraphy
– talks from experts on various topics
– town walks
– visits to gardens, historic houses, shows and theatres

Default-WI-logoJoin today and become part of an organisation that can help you to extend your horizons and provide lifelong fellowship. Being a member of the WI can help you to make a difference to the life you lead, to your community, and to the world in which we live.


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    "We work together and have fun together and I feel sure there is a WI here in Cumbria-Cumberland waiting to welcome you."

    Ilene Forsyth County Chairman

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