Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Kirkhamgate WI!

Name – Kirkhamgate WI
Formation – 3rd February 2005
Day of Meeting – 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time of Meeting – 7.30PM
Location – Lindale Methodist Church
Members – 36 including 3 dual members
President – Moira Steed
Secretary – Liz Dewhirst
Kirkhamgate WI is one of our newer WI’s as it has only been running for 7 years and is home to 36 members at the Lindale Methodist Church. Since 2005, they have been raising money by taking walks and knitting teddies for ‘Lavvies for Grannies’ and other local groups. They also have regular activities for their members to enjoy such as scrabble, stitch and bitch, quiz tournaments and their very own Christmas pantomime. Before Christmas, they hosted an event called ‘Glam Wraps’, which showed their members how to wrap their Christmas presents beautifully. As well as activities they also have many speakers come in to their meetings such as Michael Duncombe – Musical Memories of 50’s & 60’s and Pauline Thorburn – Tales from a Teacher. Over the next year, Kirkhamgate are hosting friendship evenings and supporting their local community by getting involved in their Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
If you are interested in attending a meeting or joining Kirkhamgate WI please contact Liz Dewhirst on 0113 2533947 or email her on