The name Seven Hills refers to the seven hills that surround the city of Sheffield, and aptly reflects the diversity of the women in the group and the different areas from which they travel. Since forming in 2009 Seven Hills WI, affectionately nicknamed SHWI, witnessed unprecedented interest from local women, proving so popular that it had to relocate venues.
Since the group formed, members of this popular WI have enjoyed all sorts of activities, including belly dancing, burlesque dancing, cooking and craftwork. Sub groups include supper club, book club, walking group and coffee & cake Sundays. Seven Hills WI has also been featured in local and national press and will often be spotted at local events, including the annual Sheffield Food Festival and the Sunfest beer festival held at the Rising Sun.
MEETINGS ARE ONLINE
Keeping Seven Hills WI going is a massive thing in the current restrictions, so we are running a virtual Zoom programme for the next 6 months (with plans for until the end of 2021). Our group need a space that they can come to escape, learn, laugh and still feel a part of a community.
The best thing for me has been seeing new friendship groups forming
A HELPING HAND.
We always aim to raise money to assist local charities that don't receive any government funding. See below our past and present friends we've helped.
South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association
For A Better Life with Epilepsy