Here you can find all the latest news from the Cumbria-Cumberland Women’s Institute.  Please check here for regular updates.

We’ve moved!

WI Office has moved! We are located at 12A Clifford Court, Parkhouse Business Park, Carlisle CA3 0JG. Our opening hours remain the same: Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 1 pm. Our telephone number also remains the same: 01228 521774. We’re looking forward to welcoming you!

Annual Council Meeting

CCFWI recently held their Annual Council Meeting at the Greenhill Hotel, Wigton. County Chairman Ilene Forsyth was presented with a new badge, especially commissioned and designed to celebrate the Federation Centenary. More photos taken at the meeting, including the new tablecloth and wall hanging, as well as presentation of certificates, can be seen in the…

Centenary Mug

These lovely mugs are hand-made at Brougham, near Penrith, and have been specially commissioned to celebrate the Federation Centenary. Costing £9, contact Federation Secretary Sandra Rogerson if you would like one.

New Trustees

The Board of Trustees are delighted to welcome three new members: Marion Clarke, Santon Bridge WI; Dawn Eyre, Causewayhead WI; and Ann Kirkpatrick, Longtown WI.

Latest 200 Club winners

The final draw of the season has been made. Winners are: 1st, £90, Janet Tupper, Kirkandrews on Eden WI; 2nd, £50, Margaret Barker, Linstock WI; 3rd, £50, Lorton WI. Congratulations to all!

Climate Ambassador

Anne Baird is a member of Lorton WI, and has recently joined the NFWI Climate Ambassador scheme. Ambassadors promote the WI aims and resolutions to protect the planet and encourage members and communities to be as environmentally sensitive as possible. She’d love to hear from you, and if you’d like to find out more please…

Annual Council Meeting 2019

Were you here? CCFWI held another successful ACM at the Richard Rose Morton Academy. We heard excellent speakers from Safe Families for Children and Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team, and were entertained by the fantastic Ewanrigg Community Choir. See the Gallery for a full set of photos, including of members who received awards and certificates.

WI celebrates its 100th birthday

Some WIs in the Federation celebrate their centenaries this year: they were formed even before the Federation, which celebrates its centenary next year! Scotby WI is the oldest in the Federation, and the photo shows members and guests enjoying their birthday celebration recently.

Wendy wins Lady Denman Cup

Penrith WI member Wendy Walker has won the 2018 Lady Denman Cup competition for creative writing. “The challenge was to write about ‘the day that changed my life’ in 500 words,” said Wendy. “I put together a memory of the day when I was 16 when I went for an interview for my first job,…

ACM Quiz Sheet winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s ACM Quiz, with the theme ‘Textiles’: 1st Mrs B Cooper-Holme, 2nd Mrs B Powe, and 3rd Mrs E Jenkinson. Well done!

County News

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