We are a women’s group, based in Sale, Cheshire. We are run by a committee of existing members, and we’re guided by the Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes.

Our meetings

At our meetings there’s a speaker or an activity and you can socialise with other members over a cup of tea, a slice of cake and maybe even a tipple!

You have to be a member to attend our events. If you’re not a member, but you know someone who is, ask them to bring you along to one of our meetings as a guest.

Our events are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, at Sale Football Club, Heywood Road, Sale. See our upcoming events here.

About the WI

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 celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 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.

A Women’s Institute is an association of women with a constitution in the form laid down from time to time for Women’s Institutes by the National Federation.