Next Meeting

 

Our next meeting is Thursday 13 February: Show the love

 

As part of the WI’s Show the love campaign for climate awareness, and their End plastic soup campaign we’ll be looking at how our attitude to fashion and clothes can have an impact on the planet.

Learn more about the effects of fast fashion, and how you can create a wardrobe of sustainable clothes, which fit your look, by some clever charity shopping!

We’ll also be ‘swishing’ – a relaxed clothes swap. Bring along up to three items of good quality adults clothing which you no longer need or wear. We’ll add them to our clothes rail and you can swap them for items brought along by other members.

As usual there is no charge for members. Guests are welcome, for a £4 fee.

 

Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank 

We are continuing to collect items for the Foodbank. Bring along any non-perishable items you would like to donate (see their website for suggested items).

 

What will happen at the meeting?

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the hall at St Peter’s Church, Moorhead Lane. There’s always time to grab some refreshments (tea, coffee, wine and cake) and catch up with friends or meet new people, and the meeting itself will start at around 7:45 p.m.

Fiz (our president) will give us an update on plans, meetings and any other news: it’s worth having your diary to hand to note down any dates, and keep an eye out for the sign up sheets and information at the back of the hall.

After that, we’ll listen to our guest speaker and be inspired to make our wardrobes more sustainable.

We’ll finish with the swish – time to browse our racks of donated clothes and perhaps find a new favourite item.

The meeting will end at around 9:15 p.m.

I’m not a member – can I come?

Visitors are very welcome – come on your own, or with friends. Our members are very friendly and happy to chat, so you shouldn’t be left on your own! We range in age from mid-20’s to mid-80’s and come from all sorts of backgrounds, so don’t worry that you are ‘not the right type for WI’ – we are sure you are.

Our usual guest fee is £4.  If you let us know you are coming we will look out for you and say hello!

What should I bring with me?

It’s always useful to bring your diary, and a pen for signing up for social events.

We are continuing to collect items for Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank, so do bring along any food you wish to contribute.

This month please bring along up to three items of clothing for the swish – to keep things simple, we only need clothes, not shoes or accessories. And adult clothes only please.