SPArkles meetings

Come and join us!

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at Spectrum Days, Old Coach Road, Droitwich WR9 8BB. We start at around 7.05pm for refreshments and a chat with the start the evening activities at 7:30pm. The meetings usually finish by 9.30pm.

We have two types of meetings –

  • 'Speaker' evenings, where a guest speaker will entertain us with a talk or demonstration, and
  • ‘Activity' evenings, where members will share their skills and knowledge and we all get to have a go at something new.

All meetings are free to members. Visitors are always very welcome - your first two visits are free, but we may ask for a small contribution to the cost of consumables on activity nights.

SPArkles meetings 2019

2019 meeting dates: March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th.

Look on our programmes 2019 (pdf file) or go to our 2019 programme page to see what each month has on offer for you to enjoy.

Each year members come together (usually at the July meeting) to celebrate individual members’ achievements in the cookery and craft. This is in the form of a ‘village fete’ with classes and prizes

2019 village fete classes

SPArkles charity fund raising

Each year SPArkles members help fundraise, both to support our own educational activities (guided by the WI constitution) and local charities. We fundraise by running stalls e.g. tombola at local events such as the Droitwich Salt Festival (now merged with the Droitwich Spa Food and Drink Festival).

In January 2019 we donated £356.88 to Droitwich AED, a community resuscitation scheme run by volunteers.

AED donation Jan 19

Our chosen charity for 2019 is the ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign from the Norbury Theatre, a volunteer-run, self-supporting community theatre.

WFWI and NFWI events

The Worcestershire Federation of WIs (WFWI) arrange many types of events. Look at our WFWI 2019 programme page for details. Please speak to the Secretary or Treasurer during the regular meeting or email sparkleswi@gmail.com to be booked onto any event. Note that a deposit or payment in advance may be required. Payment can be made by BACS ensuring that your name and the event are included in the reference.

Denman College

Denman College is the WI’s centre for learning and offers a wealth of opportunities to learn new skills on day schools and residential courses in the field of cookery, draft and lifestyle.