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Making time for World Mental Health Day

Making time for World Mental Health Day

Mental health problems can affect people irrespective of age, personality or background. Too often, people feel afraid to admit they are struggling with their mental health. Make Time for Mental Health is one of the Women’s Institute’s campaigns for 2018, a call to make it as […]

Tooting WI takeover @ Tootopia

Tooting WI takeover @ Tootopia

We were pleased to once again be part of the festival atmosphere that is Tootopia. This annual event celebrates Tooting’s food scene,  heritage and diversity through events and activities at local venues. Thiswas our third appearance at Tootopia and we again took over the dining […]

September Social: An evening of fun, food and a little crafting

September Social: An evening of fun, food and a little crafting

Its back to school time and the summer sun may be running out but at Tooting WI we always try to keep a bit of the fun going into the Autumn. Our September meeting combined a variety of activities: Learning about the Committee: in November […]

Ask Her to Stand: Five fast facts on Parliamentary gender imbalance and the path to progress

Ask Her to Stand: Five fast facts on Parliamentary gender imbalance and the path to progress

Hot on the heels of International Women’s Day, we were thrilled to host 50:50 Parliament for an informative and inspiring March meeting. In the 100th anniversary year of the female right to vote it couldn’t be more relevant that while the quest for gender equality has […]

Making our voice count: Resolutions time!

Making our voice count: Resolutions time!

Last year, 68 resolutions were put forward for shortlisting by federation representatives. As a result, five resolutions have been proposed for support this year, which were presented  by our Committee members at our February meeting.  Tooting WI members voted for the resolution that they think deserves their […]

Tooting WI turns One!

Tooting WI turns One!

New and renewing members enjoyed a fun-filled  January meeting. Complete with cake, raffle prizes, human bingo and human bingo; we celebrated in style! Welcome to our fabulous new members and thank you to those rejoining us for year 2!

Joining our local MP for some community fun

Joining our local MP for some community fun

Committee member Sarah joined Tooting MP Dr Rosena Khan at the Marius Rd street party as judges of the cake competition. The event was organized by the street’s local resident as part of the national Great Get Together event. As always we are delighted to […]

Our first Craft Club

Our first Craft Club

 15 members and guests joined us for a lovely evening of stitching, drawing and nattering at The Trafalgar Arms. Several members continued their knitting projects from our October meeting, which included paper chains and blankets for the Paediatrics ward at St George’s Hospital. Look forward […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

Our first International Women’s Day (IWOD) as an official WI was packed with great activities.

Becoming Official

Becoming Official

Back in September 2016 our President Becky and Secretary Kat held our first preliminary meeting to see if there was enough interest in Tooting to form a local WI. We were delighted to fill out the Holy Trinity Church and just a few months later we […]