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1 month ago
Recycling with partners
SRWI has teamed up the pub we meet in, The Heathcote & Star in Leytonstone, to collect corks for Majestics recyling cork campaign. A win /win for us all! ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
2 months ago
Thank you Christine Lee for being such a fabulous President for the last few years. I bet you are looking forward to participating as a member now you’ve passed the baton on 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😘😘😘 ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
All the lovely Stone Rangers ladies at last nights AGM ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
SR gardening group, the Bloomin Marvelettes had a great Saturday afternoon practising some propagation techniques and enjoying the sunshine in SR Christine’s garden.
There were 11 of us but only thought to take a photo when most had left🤦🏻♀️ ... See MoreSee Less
A great December meeting . Music bingo and handing over £2500 to Beth from SOLACE Women’s Aid along with nearly £400 of gift vouchers and 4 large bags of presents for the women and children in their refuges. Well done to our members and friends for their generosity . Happy Christmas everyone. ... See MoreSee Less
Great meeting last Wednesday and here are some of the wreaths that we made. Well done everyone ... See MoreSee Less
8 months ago
Nice to see the Stone Rangers promoting sustainability with a second hand bookstall, at the Global Day of Climate Change event in Leytonstone today. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Presenting Joli Blon (www.facebook.com/joliblon), in aid of Solace Women's Aid (www.solacewomensaid.org/) Stone Rangers WI registered charity (2021).
Saturday 13 November - Heathcote & Star (344 Grove Green Road E11).
Limited tickets available - £10.50 (plus booking fee) see tinyurl.com/JoliBlonBenefit to book. ... See MoreSee Less
Ahead of COP26, WI Climate Ambassador & SRWI sister Jane Ramsell sang at this mass choir event in Russell Square today to #singthechange and help bring action on climate to the heart of public thinking
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In Black History Month , great to see that the latest WI Life magazine features 3 members talking about their lives as women of colour in the UK. And even better one of them ( bottom right) is Adzovi Nyanyo , former President and member of Forest Gate WI . ... See MoreSee Less
Stone Rangers WI is feeling accomplished at Jubilee pond Wanstead flats.
9 months ago
Thanks to all who came on today's "Pick up Plastic" walk to mark The Big Green Week.
Not to be deterred by a lack of equipment, due to the park ranger getting stuck in traffic caused by fuel shortage panic buying!, 12 of us were resourceful enough to move to "Plan B" & collected 4 bags full of rubbish and recycling in an hour of pleasant camerardeie on Wanstead Flats - one of hard plastic, one of soft plastic, one of glass and one of general rubbish (so many fag ends!! 🤢)
One member of the public commented "how very community spirited of you, thank you very much" - job well done 👌
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Today is the 106 birthday of the WI! Thanks to all of you who supported our charity garden party which raised £1258 for SOLACE Women’s Aid. ... See MoreSee Less
10 months ago
Another July visit - this time to Leyton Sports Ground for an excellent presentation and tour of the fantastic new indoor cricket facilities as well as the listed Victorian pavilion by Head of Sports and Leisure Joyce Guthrie. We were pleased to hear about cricket being played every day and especially the opportunities for girls and women's cricket. Joyce was so enthusiastic we almost formed a SRWI team on the spot! Perhaps next year ?
Thanks again to Joyce pictured on the left in the back row. ... See MoreSee Less
10 months ago
Hello, SRWI members! It's WI Day on 16 Sept, when we celebrate the first ever WI meeting, at Llanfair PG in Anglesey on 16 Sept 1915. MFWI has organised a members' afternoon tea at the Marriott near the London Eye - hope some of you can make it! More info in the attachment. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a great walk around Walthamstow Wetlands last Tuesday . It was great to SR member and have a catch up chat. Thanks to volunteer guide Cathy. ... See MoreSee Less
Windrush Day 22nd June
We Are Here is a photographic heritage project capturing the lives of Windrush Generation residents of Waltham Forest, who came to the UK from the Caribbean in the 1950s to the 1970s. The exhibition opens on Windrush Day, 22nd June at Vestry House Museum vestryhousemuseum.org.uk/ . It features 50 new photographic portraits as well as over 100 personal family pictures, mementos and oral testimonies. We Are Here shows how these residents have contributed to the fabric of Waltham Forest in many and surprising ways. ... See MoreSee Less
In our June ‘magazine’ zoom meeting we are considering our well being including how our gardens and local outdoor spaces can remind us just how much nature can give us a space to relax and be calmed by our wonderful green environment. ... See MoreSee Less
We hope you will support the Alzheimer’s Society Forget me not Appeal.
The Forget Me Not flower is often planted by people to represent their deep love for someone -a love that endures through time, whatever the circumstances. For everyone affected by dementia, the wish is for this flower to also symbolise hope - of better treatments, of more sympathetic care, of a brighter future for everyone who is touched by this disease. By wearing this badge and sending a donation, you’ll be helping turn hope into a reality, funding the practical support people desperately need.
www.alzheimer’s.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
Collected another lovely incubator cover from talented SR Carmela and delivered to SR Mary who will take it into the Neo Natal Unit at the Homerton where she is part of the hard working team who care for premature babies. ... See MoreSee Less
This inspiring piece of women’s history is now available to order. There are less than a 100 copies available so grab yours today for less than a cup of coffee (£2.50 plus p & p)
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As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness week I am so mindful of how looking at nature and being in an outdoor space lifts the spirit and enhances our wellbeing. Best wishes to you all. ... See MoreSee Less
No More Violence: Join the WI Walk with Women
On Friday 19 March 2021, the NFWI calls on all WI members to show their support and solidarity with all women who have experienced abuse and harassment. Between 6pm - 7pm, we would like WI members to safely join our ‘WI Walk with Women’, in accordance with social-distancing rules. Together with members of your household, in your support bubble or with one fellow WI member within your local area, we are asking WI members to join us by walking down your street; using candles, lanterns or your phone’s flashlight, to show your support.
Violence against women is endemic in the UK and across the world. Tragic events in the last week must be the beginning of the conversation about women’s safety and the right to live in a world free from the fear of violence, harassment and abuse. We’ve seen women courageously share their harrowing stories of abuse, harassment, and countless microaggressions. It is wrong that women are told to protect themselves from the threat of violence from a young age, as well as the ‘invisible safety work’ women do in their daily lives. Enough is enough.
Tackling violence against women has been a longstanding concern for the WI, and while work has already started through our Not in My Name and No More Violence campaigns, we acknowledge that more needs to be done to eradicate all forms of violence, harassment and abuse against women. Today and every day, the WI stands in solidarity with all women.
To find out more details about #WIWalkwithWomen, read about the action we're calling for, and to download or create signs for Friday, visit our website bit.ly/2NtflMo ... See MoreSee Less