Peasedown St John WI: Looking for something new for 2024? Come to our WI meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 28th February, meet our members and hear about the benefits of Yoga from an experienced practitioner and have a cup of tea or coffee.

Peasedown St John WI, known also as ‘Sweet Pease’ is just one of many WIs around the country, we meet at the Hive Community Centre in Peasedown St John on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The Hive has parking, and the centre is on a good bus route.

Meetings are to socialise, listen to a speaker or join in an activity. In March our speaker is Pam who will demonstrate basket making with a difference, later in the year we will be entertained by story tellers. In October we will be preparing our poppy display in support of the Royal British Legion. In November we hold a Winter Fayre at Beacon Hall Peasedown St John which is supported by local crafters, and we serve teas and cake.

Come along to a Games Evening, board games and cards held on the second Monday of the month at 7pm at the Hive. We are also planning on restarting our book club.

The WI is the largest women’s membership organisation in the UK, with around 190,000 members in England, Wales and the islands.

Every year the national WI runs a campaign, based on suggestions from the membership. Any member can put forward proposal for a campaign and if it gets enough support it will be the national campaign. National campaigns have included:

o See the Signs of Ovarian Cancer

o Stop Modern Slavery

o Climate Change

o Link Together to Alleviate Loneliness

o No More Violence Against Women

There are local, regional and national events for members to attend, as well as crafting and sporting activities.

Wednesday, 28th February is “The benefits of yoga and relaxation” speaker is Amy Teague 7.30pm and Wednesday 27th March is “Pam’s Baskets, using recycled materials” a demonstration by Pam Pontin, starting at 7.30pm, Games Evening: Monday, 11th March at 7pm.

Meetings are held in the Acacia Room, The Hive Community Centre, Peasedown St John, BA2 8DH.

To get in contact with the group, contact them on Facebook: peasedownstjohnwi2, email: [email protected] or text: 07918713240