Here's what's happening this month at Gloucester Rd WI

May 2019

A talk from Unseen UK

This month we have a talk from Unseen UK, who are a charity working towards a world without slavery, through partnering with communities, businesses, governments and other organisations.

We’ll have our usual WI business and updates then move onto the talk.


Dates for your Diary

21 May: Monthly Meeting

15 Nov: Charity Quiz, venue TBC


Things to Remember

If you fancy making a cake please bring it along to share

Cash for cake purchasing!

Start thinking about your Denman competition entry


"What Does it Mean to be a Woman Today?”

This is our exciting new competition to win a Denman Bursary! What does being a woman today mean to you? We are calling for entries in the form of a creative piece so no set categories, we’re interested in your response. It could be a poem, short story, painting, photograph, craft piece or any other imaginative example you can show. Let's see how creative our WI can be!

We have three prizes: First prize is £200 and two follow up prizes of £100 for you to spend on a course at Denman. The deadline is the October meeting for judging, with the winners being announced at the quiz in November. Good luck!


Charity Nomination for 2019

Thank you for everyone who nominated a charity, we have chosen 1625 Independent People as our charity for 2019.

If anyone has a specific ideas for campaigning or fundraising to help this charity please let the committee know.

Save the Date
*Charity Quiz 15th November* 

The committee are planning the quiz for November please save the date so we can get as many members along as possible! 

Cakes and Bakes at Meetings

This is a great fundraiser for us but we haven't had many bakers recently. Please bring along a bake, cake or shop bought treat to share with members and raise money for our charity. We are setting ourselves a target of raising £200 this year just from meeting cake sales, so please help out.

New Members

Coming along for the first time this month?

You are very welcome, we still have places available for new members or come along as a visitor. If you want to sign-up please bring your completed membership form and payment.

Came along last month for the first time?

If you have any questions or don't know anyone, let us know and we can put you with a buddy to show you the ropes.



We'll be voting this month for the two shortlisted resolutions:

A call against the decline in local bus services
Over the last decade there has been a massive decline in the number of bus services, particularly of those in rural and semi-rural areas. In order to alleviate loneliness, improve health and wellbeing, as well as promoting sustainable development, the NFWI calls on the government and local authorities to increase subsidies and work in partnership with bus companies and community transport operators to enable an adequate provision of services.

Don’t fear the smear
Cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives a year, yet attendance is currently at its lowest for a decade. The NFWI urges WI members to attend routine screening, to take action to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening and address barriers to attendance to help eradicate cervical cancer.

Looking Ahead

Advance notice that July’s meeting is car maintenance and is off site at PC Motors in Horfield at Unit 1a Elm Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8RJ. Further details in next month's newsletter and at the meeting.

Last Month

We had a craft session with Jemima Lumley, check out the website for more details.

Find out more on our website
Our 2019 programme


If you’d like to join our vibrant and active WI, membership for 2019 is £42.00.  We do accept visitors at our meetings, which costs £5. Find out more about being a member

To find out more about the WI and what membership gets you, visit the national website.

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