In addition to our monthly meetings we have a social and activities subgroup ‘The Birds’ named in honour of Leytonstone’s famous son Alfred Hitchcock!  The Birds get together for theatre trips, comedy nights, visits to restaurants and to explore the area. “The Birds” events are open to all our members, some are open to guests too, and we always welcome suggestions for social activities. Depending on the activity there may be a charge to attend.

We also have a gardening group, ‘The Bloomin Marvelettes’ who arrange visits to
public gardens, hold talks and share tips and recommendations.

We fundraise, whether at an annual garden party or by organising
our own charity events. We supported the local community
during the Covid-19 pandemic by making face masks for Waltham Forest Council
and attending annual community events such as the Leytonstone Get Together and Local Climate Change Action Days.

We participate in National WI Campaigns, such as lobbying the government on climate change, representing our WI on national marches and attend NFWI events to support campaigns, such as the launch of the “In a Spin” report on microplastics in our laundry.