About us

Address:  WI House, 135 Loughborough Road, Leicester LE4 5LQ

Telephone: 0116 2661342  

Email wihouseleics@aol,com

Hours of business: 9.30am to 3.00pm Monday-Thursday

Welcome to the Leicestershire & Rutland

Janet Kirk

The Leicestershire and Rutland Federation was formed in1918.   We have expanded since then and currently have 144 WIs through the two counties. These range from small village ones with a few members to larger ones with over 100 members – so whatever your age or interests, there is sure to be a WI not too far away from you waiting to welcome you. 

All the different WIs offer fun and friendship and a chance to learn new skills. There is usually a speaker at the monthly meetings, and time to socialise with fellow members. Other activities, such as walks, outings or craft groups feature on the WI calendar depending on the interests of the members. If you are new to an area, it is a wonderful way to make friends. 

The Federation sub-committees also offer members a varied programme of events on topics such as health, science, public affairs, leisure activities, art, crafts and cookery. The staff at our newly refurbished offices in Leicester will be very happy to help you find a WI to suit you.

Janet Kirk
Federation Chairman

Leicestershire and Rutland Federation of Women's Institutes
September Monthly Draw Results

First Prize £25.00130 Sue NealMountsorrel  WI
Second Prize £15.00132 Diana LeeCountesthorpe WI
Third Prize £10.00 36 Jane ElsonSwannington WI

.Loros Baking Rota 2017


For Members attention

All WI correspondence e.g. Yearbooks, Programme Secretaries and Officers Lists or any members contact details should not be passed to outside organisations without  consent.


Loving Later Life - see details


Saving Denman 

To 18 July 2016 the Appeal has raised £84,380. We’ve also now set up a JustGiving site so people can donate online.. Here’s the link:  The bucket collection at the Annual Meeting raised a massive £4,901 and 40p. Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day!

A Coffee Morning is being held on Friday 18th November  10.30 to 13.30 in the Tea Room at the Town Hall. Admission £1.50 which includes coffee/tea and a mince pie. It would be wonderful if some of your members were able to join us This is in aid of the Lord Mayor's appeal which is Leicester Children's Holiday Centre, Mablethorpe.



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