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Community Groups Directory - Women's Institute

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What does it do? The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
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Is it a registered charity? yes
Where does the group meet? Check the WI website for local meetings in Grindleton, Pendleton, Sawley, Rimington, Whalley, Billington & Langho
When does the group meet? check web site
Charges? contact the group
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Updated on 28.1.15