East Sussex Federation

Alfriston WI

Where we meet

The Old Chapel Centre, The Tye, Alfriston, BN26 5TL

When to come along

3rd Tuesday of every month except August at 2pm

About us and what we do

We are a small, friendly village WI founded in 1918 with at present 27 members. New members and visitors are always welcome.

At our monthly meetings we have various speakers including “Walking with Polar Bears” and making felt poppies to wear on Armistice Day which members particularly enjoyed. This is always followed by a chat and a cup of tea before the business meeting.  Following a talk from the Andean Medical Mission we held a very successful coffee morning in a member’s garden to raise money for the fund.

Our WI has regular outings to the theatre, lunches out, and an annual Christmas shopping trip. A particularly enjoyable outing was to the Forge at Firle to watch the blacksmith at work.

We have local village fundraising activities such as a Spring Fair and a cake stall at the Alfriston Festival.

Each year we entertain a group of elderly people from a Day Care Centre in Bexhill to a Strawberry Cream Tea. We have a monthly competition and at the November meeting the competition is the best wrapped Christmas parcel. The parcels are then donated to families in need.

Local charity: Children with Cancer

We have been welcoming some new members!

Finding out more

Contact Us via the ESFWI Office, use the Contact Us form on this site, and follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlfristonWI/