New WI groups in Northamptonshire meet in churches, villages halls...and cocktail bars!

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Five new WI groups in Northamptonshire are going from strength to strength and appealing for new members.

wThe groups include Kettering Kosmos, West Haddon, Ashton Belles, Northampton Martinis and Kingsley and have formed this year.

The latest, Kettering Kosmos, was formed on October 15. A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire WI said: “It is very, very new. The bar was crowded and a committee of seven members volunteered, including a new president, secretary and treasurer.

“They are to meet on the second Thursday of the month at Aura, a cocktail bar in the centre of Kettering. Take a look at their Facebook page for up to the minute news.

“These new WIs , all formed in the last few months, reflect that the WI is for all women wherever, when and where they choose to meet.

“We have an assortment of meeting times and venues - a morning WI in Northampton, evening WIs which meet in church or village halls, and more evening WIs which have chosen to meet in either a bar or a pub in towns.

“Flowing through all these new WIs is the element of fun and friendship and we wish them well in the years to come. There are now 125 WIs in Northamptonshire with between 3,750 and 3,800 members,” she added.

To find your nearest WI go to the WI website www.thewi.org.uk/northamptonshire and put in your postcode or contact WI House 01604 646055 admin@ncfwi.org.uk