We are Hampshire County Federation of Women’s Institutes (HCFWI) comprising 200 local branches of the Women’s Institute. Each one meets at least once a month and there is one near you! As well as the local WI meetings, there are county and national events open to all members.
What is the Women’s Institute?
The WI is a democratic, social and educational charity. Every WI provides monthly speakers/demonstrators on a variety of topics decided by members. Other meetings, crafts, walking, discussion or drama groups, choirs etc, are decided by members of individual WIs. The subscription is deliberately modest in order to ensure that all women who wish to join may do so. Events are organised throughout Hampshire and include crafts, arts, sports, leisure, drama, public and international affairs, leadership and much more.
Facilities for Disabled People at WI House and within HCFWI
Sight impaired: Talking newsletter – members must be registered as blind or partially sighted to receive this service. Order on the usual Hampshire WI News Order Form. Papers can be provided in larger print if requested with a stamped addressed envelope.
Hearing impaired: Please contact WI House for more information.
Physically disabled: Please contact WI House for more information.
If you have any queries about any of our events, eg timings, accessability, disabled access, please contact the organising committee or the HCFWI Office.
Members who are aware of other things we could do which would help, please let us know.