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This branch of the WI was started to reflect the diverse and idiosyncratic nature of St. Leonards and Hastings. Our aim for the W.I. is to adopt a contemporary approach to traditional women’s groups;  ours will be non-competitive and non-judgmental, a safe space for debate and discussion, education, skill-sharing and fun, and will be affiliated to an established national women’s organisation that has no party political or religious agenda but offers the collective strength of 208,000 members.

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  1. Annalisa says:

    I am wondering if your Ladies .would be interested in a 10% discount ,on any fabric or yarn they use for their
    own use or charity ???

  2. Debbie Richardson says:

    Hi’ wonder if you can help me. My lovely mother I law moved to Hastings and does know any ladies . Not knowing where to start and found you. She’s an outgoing lady loves life and wants to live before anything else. She’s only 65 full of life , very funny lovely lady that needs friends . Can you help ? Love her loving daughter I law . Debs. Xxx

    • wonkywi says:

      Hello Debbie, thank you for contacting us. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month except August. Our meeting place is at Frimley Hall, 64 London Road, St Leonards On Sea, TN37 6AS from 7.30pm until 9/9.30pm. Our next meeting is this Tuesday coming 7th June. Your mother in law would be entitled to 3 free sessions to experience Wonky WI before committing to joining of which the annual fee is £37.50 but if you join part way through the year we pro-rata the fee. Do encourage your mother in law (and yourself if you wish as we have all age groups attending) to come along. We have tea and coffee plus a raffle (£1 per ticket). Let me know if either of you can make it and I will look out for you on the night. Maria, Committee member

  3. Debbie Richardson says:

    Hi,I have a lovely mother in law who needs some friends. She’s a lovely 65 old got over many problems and wants to life life . Wants to let women to have a laugh with on a night . Can you help please

    • wonkywi says:

      Just to let you know we are having our Wonky Bazaar full of lovely things to buy and eat. Do a bit of early Christmas shopping. There are beautiful gifts to buy, a superb Raffle, Chocolate and Bottle Tombolas and a whole lot more. It’s at St Johns Church Hall Brittany Road Saturday 22nd October from 11.30 to 3.30 and money raised goes to Local charities. Please come and support the Wonky Womens Institute Wonky Bazaar. I will be on the bottle stall if you wish to say hello. Maria

  4. lucy says:

    Hi looking to join you!
    New to the area.
    Please could you let me know routine for joining.

    Thanks
    Lucy

    • Maria Papuha says:

      Hello Lucy, thank you for contacting us. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month except August. Our meeting place is at Frimley Hall, 64 London Road, St Leonards On Sea, TN37 6AS from 7.30pm until 9/9.30pm. Our next meeting is on 3rd May when we will be having a local Yoga teacher attending. You are entitled to 3 free sessions to experience Wonky WI before committing to joining of which the annual fee is £37.50 but if you join part way through the year we pro-rata the fee. Do come along, it would be lovely to meet you. We have tea and coffee plus a raffle (£1 per ticket). Let me know if you can make it and I will look out for you on the night. Maria, Committee member

  5. Ann Spencer says:

    Hello I came to the meeting on June 7th. Is the coach trip to Brighton still as planned for 26th
    leaving at 10.30? Thanks. Ann

    • wonkywi says:

      Hello Ann, the trip is still on. Details as follows: Departure 10.30am from Frimley Hall. Coach will pick us up at 4pm from Brighton Pavilion. I will telephone you tomorrow. Maria

  6. Ann Spencer says:

    Hello Hazel and Janey, Just to say thank you for sherry lecture and sampling(!) Sorry I had
    to rush off. I was suffering from a rotten toothache which was in need of Iboprofen but it has settled down now – must have been the sherry! Ann

  7. mary day says:

    Hi Wonky WI, I am also new to this area I moved from Swanage, Dorset to Hastings. I have a cottage in Ore now and my 20 year old cat made it here. So do I just turn up at the door on the 6th September

    • wonkywi says:

      Hello, yes just come along on Tue to Frimley Hall for 7.30pm. We are celebrating 5 years of being the Wonky WI and we will be providing nibbles as part of the evening. Do you have any dietary needs that we’d need to accommodate? Maria, Wonky WI committee member

    • wonkywi says:

      Just to let you know we are having our Wonky Bazaar full of lovely things to buy and eat. Do a bit of early Christmas shopping. There are beautiful gifts to buy, a superb Raffle, Chocolate and Bottle Tombolas and a whole lot more. It’s at St Johns Church Hall Brittany Road this Saturday 22nd October from 11.30 am to 3.30pm and money raised goes to Local charities. Please come and support the Wonky Womens Institute Wonky Bazaar. I will be on the bottle stall if you wish to say hello. Maria

  8. wonkywi says:

    If you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.

  9. wonkywi says:

    Hi Jan, I’ve sent you an email. See you later.
    Maria

  10. Christine Crouch says:

    Hello
    My name’s Chris. Can I just turn up on a Tuesday evening.
    post4chris1@gmail ☺

    • wonkywi says:

      Hello Chris, yes you can just turn up and you’d be most welcome.

      Our next meeting is on Tuesday 1st Nov. The meeting will include our AGM. You can attend free of charge for 3 meetings before committing to joining. I’ll look out for you if you let me know you can make it.

      Maria. Wonky committee member

    • wonkywi says:

      Just to let you know we are having our Wonky Bazaar full of lovely things to buy and eat. Do a bit of early Christmas shopping. There are beautiful gifts to buy, a superb Raffle, Chocolate and Bottle Tombolas and a whole lot more. It’s at St Johns Church Hall Brittany Road Saturday 22nd October from 11.30 to 3.30 and money raised goes to Local charities. Please come and support the Wonky Womens Institute Wonky Bazaar. I will be on the bottle stall if you wish to say hello. Maria

  11. Hi, my names Lesley I’ve just been reading about your group and would love to come along and make new friends, I noticed from the previous answer your next meeting is on 1st November, but I’m not sure where Frimley Hall is as I come from the other side of town Hollington area

    • wonkywi says:

      Hello Lesley, you would be most welcome to come along on 1st November or any Tuesday to suit you. The first three meetings are free. The hall is on London Road (no 64) just after Clyde Road on the right hand side if you are coming from Hollington area and before Station Approach on the left hand side. I’ll look out for you on 1st November 2016. Also we are having our bazaar this Saturday 22nd Oct at St Johns Church Hall, entrance on Brittany Road, off The Green. It is between 11.30 to 3.30. I will be on the bottle stall if you wish to pop by and say hello. Maria

    • wonkywi says:

      Just to let you know we are having our Wonky Bazaar full of lovely things to buy and eat. Do a bit of early Christmas shopping. There are beautiful gifts to buy, a superb Raffle, Chocolate and Bottle Tombolas and a whole lot more. It’s at St Johns Church Hall Brittany Road Saturday 22nd October from 11.30 to 3.30 and money raised goes to Local charities. Please come and support the Wonky Womens Institute Wonky Bazaar. I will be on the bottle stall if you wish to say hello. Maria

  12. Susan Watson says:

    Hi we are TS FORTITUDE a ship that operates solely for able bodied people with learning disabilities and difficulties. We are totally self funded and are holding a Christmas charity fayre to help raise funds for our ship.We are offering stalls to rent.Any ladies who would be interested in raising money for their own charities please contact Susan on skaywatson@gmail.com. I hope this will be of some interest. Thanking you Susan.

  13. Ms J Mitchell says:

    I need some help, please, with one/lady petition to keep Harold Place, town centre, Hastings, open. Could some Women’s Institute members help by bringing banners and anything else to protest on Friday 9 am to 12 pm (not all day and night). I would be grateful for your help. Juls.

    • wonkywi says:

      Hello Juls, I’m afraid we can’t commit as a WI group but as individuals they can decide if they wish to attend.

      Thank you for message.
      Maria
      Wonky WI Committee Member

  14. Rhona Clarke says:

    Are you there this Tuesday many thanks Rhona

  15. Hi Rhonda, yes it’s a Wonky Tuesday on 6th June at The hall in London Road (no 64) just after Clyde Road on the right hand side

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