East Sussex Federation of Women's Institutes Blog

Save the Date – Women Go Wild!

SAVE THE DATE 22 – 24 June 2018 Yes! It is really going to happen! A camping weekend for WI members, at Blacklands Farm in beautiful Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, organised as part of the Sussex WI Centenary Celebrations. The event will start on...

Welcome

East Sussex Federation of Women’s Institutes (ESFWI) was formed in 1919 having originally been part of the Sussex Federation which was the first to be created in the country in 1917 – just slightly earlier than the National Federation. Today we have 101 WIs across...

Beading Treasure Trove ACWW Raffle

Through Toni’s initiative of the incredibly successful ‘Christmas Crumbs’ event for ACWW she met a lovely lady called Eleanor. Although not a WI member, Eleanor became very interested in the event which she wanted to support. Her very generous donation to Toni was an amazing...

East Sussex Commemorative Reception

On 5 September 1917, the first Sussex Women’s Institutes Conference was held at Little Ote Hall, Wivelsfield, the home of Mrs Josephine Godman. One hundred years later, we have the unique opportunity to celebrate this event in the stunning grounds of Great Ote Hall, which...

Cake Makers for WI Catering at Ardingly 2017

Once again, we are asking all WI members from East and West Sussex to bake cakes for the 2017 Ardingly South of England Show. The WI refreshment tent is a major draw at the show and WI cakes are always sought after by the public....

Green Hearts update

These are some of the green hearts made by members who came to Hailsham to take part in the Drop In days making Green Hearts as part of the Climate Change campaign. Everyone made two or three hearts from the amazing stash of free materials...