Women’s Institute comes to Morley

Rachael Kennedy
Rachael Kennedy

The Women’s Institute is coming to Morley.

The national group, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, is in the process of being formed in the town, thanks to town centre manager Rachael Kennedy.

Initially formed to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during World War One, the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK.

Rachael said she has met with the National Federation of the WI and is well on with setting up a new group for Morley.

She said: “I have been busy with some consultation via social media, finding out whether this new group would be welcomed in Morley. I have been inundated with interest from ladies of all ages and quite overwhelmed with the lovely offers of support.”

“This just goes to show that the WI is certainly something we need here in Morley and I am excited to be well on with plans of starting this new group.”

Rachael is keen to ensure this new WI will be fun, vibrant and empowering to all women offering talks, workshops, campaigns and engaging activities for ladies of Morley aged 18 – 80.

An initial meeting has been arranged for Tuesday, July 7 between 7pm-8pm at Onwards & Upwards Sales and Lettings Agency, Milton House, Queen Street, to discuss membership, officer’s roles and most importantly a name for the WI group.