Author Archives: Cornwall Federation of WIs

2020 Photography Competition Results

The 2020 Photography Competition, organised by the Combined Arts sub-committee, has, as with so many aspects of life, been disrupted by Covid. However, photographer David Chapman judged the entries during lockdown and his overall judgement was that there was a … Continue reading

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Praise for SeaGirls WI from Lord-Lieutenant

The SeaGirls WI and other local organisations and businesses were delighted recently to receive a letter from Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, thanking them for the tremendous volunteering work they carried out during the first lockdown. The SeaGirls … Continue reading

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December/January County News Now Available

The December 2020 / January 2021 issue of County News is now available online! You can also access application forms for upcoming CFWI events by clicking on the County News tab at the top of the page.

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A Flower Bed for Hayle WI

A small group of members of Hayle WI have worked in pairs during 2020 to maintain their flower bed on Penpol Terrace in Hayle. Carefully following Covid-19 government guidelines, they have planted, weeded and tweaked in all weathers. Now the … Continue reading

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Painting with Coffee???

In late September, SeaGirls WI members were lucky enough to be invited to join the Bodmin Gaolbirds WI for their October meeting (by Zoom of course!), which included a ‘painting with coffee’ session. Members were advised to gather the required … Continue reading

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Devon & Cornwall Police Survey Available

Please take a moment to help shape the future of policing in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Fill in a survey here. The survey will be open until 3 January 2021.

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Lockdown Inspiration from Mermaids: Mylor & Flushing WI Member

During the first lockdown, Mermaid Val Jeans-Jakobsson set herself the target of putting together the children’s poems that she had written over the years for her grandchildren and for the educational publisher Scholastic, who used quite a bit of her … Continue reading

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CFWI Office Christmas Closing Dates

The office at Chy Noweth will be closed from 24 December until it reopens on 5 January 2021. Thank you!

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December/January County News

This month, due to Lockdown II, we have been unable to have either Trustees or WI volunteers into the office to help pack up County News before sending it off to WI Secretaries across Cornwall. So our lovely staff member, … Continue reading

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Thanks from ‘Teddies 4 Tragedies’

Back in August, we were contacted by Sue Bearcroft of Teddies 4 Tragedies asking for help to find WI members to help knit teddies. WIs in Falmouth, Pendeen, Newquay and Luxulan & Lanlivery all volunteered and produced some beautiful hand … Continue reading

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