Flooded With Festivals

Yorkshire Soap has the Queen helping them clean up after the floods
The Book Case has embraced the theme

So, you’ve probably heard that Hebden Bridge got hit badly in the floods on Friday night.  The town’s community spirit has shone through the tough times and even though businesses have been hit hard, our sense of humour has remained intact.  The fabulous business owners of Hebden Bridge have put a smile on our faces by using their shop windows to full effect.

It’s the WI Rag Market this weekend at The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge and we’ve decided that all the money taken on our refreshment stand will go to the flood relief fund; so come and eat cake for our community.  There’s loads of other brilliant things going on in the town including the Handmade Parade, the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and the Fringe Festival, so we recommend that you pay us a visit and enjoy the sights and sounds of our truly unique home.


Written and posted by Amy

Our Charity of the Year: Overgate Hospice

Overgate Hospice in Elland

We’ve decided that 2012 is the year the Hebden Bridge WI is going to support Overgate Hospice as many ways as possible.  So at our January meeting we welcomed Caroline and Beth from the hospice’s fundraising team to talk through how the people of Calderdale already help and how we can make a difference.

Caroline from Overgate Hospice
Beth from Overgate Hospice

We’ll be helping Overgate with the numerous supermarket bag packs around Calderdale (dates are on our meetings and notices page), but we’re particularly excited at helping with a corker of an idea… we’re going to knit a Christmas Tree and can’t wait to get started.

Written and posted by Amy