New Staff Members at Chy Noweth!

We would like to introduce you to our two new CFWI members of staff! Our new Federation Secretary, who just started work this Monday, is Julia Pascoe. Julia is keen to get stuck in and start running the office and providing support to the Board of Trustees and our sub-committees. Julia is from Illogan, and […]

WI Pen Pals!

About four years ago, when the WI resolutions of mental health matters and alleviating loneliness had been voted on, Valerie Hughes from Sutton WI in the Norfolk Federation, decided that a good way of helping was to set up a WI pen pal group. Getting the word out was difficult as Valerie wanted to keep […]

Bodmin WI Visits Buckfast Abbey

Members of Bodmin WI held an outing to Buckfast Abbey last week. The photo here shows the group with their coach driver and their welcome host from the Abbey. The members reported they had the most perfect weather to visit this super place, along with lovely food and good company – in short, everything a […]

The CFWI Jubilee Garden Party!

We hope you’ll all be coming out to enjoy yourselves at our Platinum Jubilee Garden Party! Where: Tregrehan Garden (near Par) When: Saturday 2 July, 2pm-5pm Rain or shine! You’ll be entertained by the Bodmin Silver Band and Cornish Connection, a men’s barbershop chorus.  There will be cream teas and cake available. (As a bonus, […]

From Ukraine to Wadebridge, Part I

Carol Matta, Vice-President of Betjeman Belles WI, and her partner Jonathan, have taken into their home a woman and son from Ukraine. We asked Carol to share her story with us, which she was glad to do. Following is Part I; Part II will be published next week. Part 1 – Getting Here I doubt […]

Mermaids: Mylor & Flushing WI Keep It Green

Mermaids: Mylor and Flushing WI are continuing their green momentum after their success in the Allsop Cup competition. Members took part in the Greenpeace Big Plastic Count and are now collecting used pill packets to take for recycling. At their June meeting, they welcomed Hannah Pearce from Falmouth’s Zero Waste store, un-rap. This is Falmouth’s […]

Make a Hanging Rainbow for Pride!

Make a no-sew hanging rainbow to celebrate Pride month! In 1994 a rainbow flag stretching a mile-long was paraded for the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Since then it has been a symbol of peace and solidarity for the LGBTQ+ community, embodying a message of love, acceptance and equality. You can see the full […]

An Indian Day of Colour for Bude WI

Last month, members of Bude WI took part in a long-awaited Indian Day of Colour which had been postponed from February when Storm Eunice hit, shelving all the group’s plans and hours of preparation. However, they were not to be deterred and rearranged our date.  Guest Charlotte Richards, who has been interested in Indian dance […]

Never Wear Your Hat on the Back of Your Head!

Never wear your hat on the back of your head: Sage advice for members of Porthleven WI at the start of an entertaining evening all about hats. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee inspired the members to invite WI Adviser Barbara Corbett along, bringing with her the amazing collection of occasion hats she has acquired over the […]