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Summer Picnic
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Summer Picnic

Blogpost by Johanna Wilson, Social Media Officer After a packed year of talks and activities, it was lovely just to get a chance to catch up with other Belles at our summer picnic. We all descended on local Mint Street Park and naturally formed a primary-school style circle. We were not short of great food … Continue reading

Combating Food Waste
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Combating Food Waste

Blog post by Jessica Wigmore, Sketch Club Officer For our July meeting, we focussed on food waste and ways to combat it. In 2016 the WI took on the issue with its resolution ‘avoid food waste, address food poverty.’ The campaign has recently seen some success with Tesco announcing that they will be removing the best before date from their … Continue reading

Sort My S*** Out
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Sort My S*** Out

Blog post by Amelia Parsons, Belles of Fire Officer This month, our member Katherine Blackler gave the Belles some top tips to start sorting our sh*t out! Katherine started her business, SortMySpace Ltd, after realising that she could apply the excellent organisation skills she used working in project management roles in the City to helping … Continue reading

AGM (2017-18 roundup!)
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AGM (2017-18 roundup!)

May’s meeting was our annual AGM, where we review all the great activities and achievements of the past year and elect a new committee. Firstly, Lara gave us a rundown of all the campaign work and community volunteering we’ve taken part in this year – from baking cakes for the Choir With No Name, and … Continue reading

Spring Crafts
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Spring Crafts

This month, we tried our hands at some crafts for new crafts for spring. It was one of the hottest April days and barely any tea was drunk at the meeting – but I think that was sign that every Belle was enjoying the crafts on offer! We had 3 craft stations – can you … Continue reading

Jam, Jerusalem and Porridge
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Jam, Jerusalem and Porridge

Blog post by Lara Clements, Committee Member In March we welcomed Angeline Gore, who founded the first WI within a women’s prison at HMP Bronzefield. Angeline talked about her career working in prisons as a housing and resettlement manager and about the development of the WI at Bronzefield. HMP Bronzefield is the largest purpose built … Continue reading