WI LIFE Stories
Do you have a story you would like to share with 226,000 WI members? We explain here what we’re looking for in each of the different sections of the magazine and on page 2 there is a form for you to download and return to us as and when you have a story to tell. We look forward to hearing from you. This form can also be found on the Moodle.
We’re on the hunt for great ideas worth sharing, for example: your successful fundraising venture / Federation and WI and individuals’ achievements / interesting events (including those that might be worth us sending a photographer along to).
We want member-led features that put you at the heart of your mag. Previous examples include the Suffolk member who organised a Pea Festival, a Yorkshire WI who ran an awards scheme to encourage greater participation; and an Essex WI who set up a market. If you’re doing something great that will inspire others, we want to know. Or is there an issue you want us to cover? Tell us.
The Big Picture (new feature)
A picture is worth a thousand words. Do you have a photograph that tells the story of a compelling moment in your WI life? Of a quilt you made to make a difference, or an outing you and your gang took to research an issue close to your WI’s heart, or celebrate a special occasion? Perhaps you visited a place that inspired you? Please send the image to us with a brief outline of the story behind the picture.
Do you or a WI friend have an interesting job/hobby/passion in life, a story that’s crying out to be told? Members we’ve featured include an open water swimmer, a fencer, a seamstress and even an opera singer. Don’t hide your light under a bushel. Submissions should include a brief synopsis and a photo.
Size doesn’t matter. We’re looking for passion and knowledge and a willingness to share this with others. Submissions should include a brief write up of what you’ve done and why and a few photos to give us an idea.
Me, Myself and WI
New feature launching Feb 2017 posing the question: What does the WI mean to you? Have a read and if you’d like to be considered, write in, including a photo as we need to put a face and a name to this piece.
We use members’ projects, usually in a 12-step format. We’ve featured a knitted necklace, Christmas bunting and papercutting. Projects shouldn’t cost the earth and need to be do-able at home. Send us your ideas.
Please use the form on the next page to contact us via email or post.