About us

Centenary Countdown: 
 days to go!

Leicestershire and Rutland Federation of WI's 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 142 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
April  Monthly Draw Results

First Prize £25  72 Elisabeth RobinsonGreat Easton & District WI
Second Prize £15154 Gail WooliscroftHathern WI
Third Prize £10  93 Melanie OldershawLong Clawson  WI

The Leicestershire Round

To celebrate the L&RFWI centenary Angela Blackmore will be walking the Leicestershire Round.  This 100 mile route takes the walker in a clockwise direction around the scenic route of Leicestershire and parts of Rutland.  One stage of the journey will be completed each day from the 14th to the 23rd of July.  I will be walking the equivalent of 4 marathons in 10 days. She is raising funds for the EMICS  just click to donate.

EMICS is a team of volunteer doctors who attend emergency incidents at the request of and in support of staff from the East Midlands Ambulance Service. EMICS doctors provide expert treatment and care at the scene, before the patient reaches hospital, dramatically increasing their chance of survival.

Report and photos from Spring Lunch 2018 speaker Dickie Arbiter the Queen's former Press Secretary.

ACM 10 March 2018

A short video produced by Stream Productions of the singing of Jerusalem with screens from the day. Take a look is a great reminder of the day ladies.

Board of Trustees Committee presents Revolting Women   
The Suffrage story

Friday, 8 June 2018

Market Harborough Congregational Church Centre
Bowden Lane, Market Harborough LE16 7JD
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Tickets: £12.0o

Why did it take so insufferably long for women to get the vote?  London. 1918.

The Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End.  Sylvia meets Lettie and they push together to Parliament, to bend the ear of the Cabinet.

A story of absolute commitment or dangerous obsession?  Full of political satire,

song and more suffrage societies than you can shake a stick at, Revolting Women unravels a contentious and momentous movement in history!

If you would like to make a booking, please contact your WI secretary.

The closing date is Thursday, 10 May, but tickets may still be available after this date.  However, we urge you to book early to ensure this event takes place.

Friends and family welcome.

Raffle and refreshments with cake available!



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