Welcome to Rainhill WI

It has been a long 18 months since our last meeting in February 2020.  Rainhill WI were meant to celebrate our 40th Birthday in October 2020 but as many occasions it has been put on hold.   Following the lockdown restrictions being lifted on 19th July we are hoping to host a meeting 3rd August at 7pm in the village hall.  Our President, Edna North, is looking forward to seeing all those members that wish to attend.   We don’t normally meet in August but our June meeting had to be postponed.

Rainhill WI normally meet on the third Tuesday of every month (except August) in the Teak room (upstairs) of the Rainhill Village Hall.

We are currently working on a new programme, hopefully for the remainder of 2021 and will be publishing details in due course.

We try to participate in Lancashire Federation activities whenever possible and are also part of a group of WI’s in and around our local area, they are Kendricks Cross (also from Rainhill), Halewood, Liverbirds and Crank.  We attend each others celebrations and events such as Carol Concerts, Craft shows and Group meetings where one of the WI’s hosts an evening of entertainment and of course a superb supper.   We hold our annual Christmas party with Kendricks Cross WI.

Fundraising

Rainhill WI contribute to a number of local and national charities.  Our main fundraising event of the year is the Rainhill Gala, which usually takes place on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, sadly the gala was cancelled again this year but we hope to be back in 2022.

Outings/Theatre Trips

Trips and outing were understandably cancelled for 2020 and the beginning of 2021.  We are looking at some possible trips for September & October.

Membership Fee

Membership now starts in April and the subscription fee for 2021 is £44.  You don’t have to become a member straightaway, you are welcome to come along to a ‘taster’ meeting for just a £1 at the door before signing up.   If you have any questions, please contact us via our email form on our ‘Join‘ page.