Community ActivitiesWorking together to improve our local community
Members are encouraged to get involved in local community initiatives. Projects we have supported in the past include village litter collections for Clean for the Queen and for the OFWI Centenary, the Party in the Park village fund-raising event and the first Adderbury Community Day. At the most recent the Adderbury Christmas Tree Festival our entry showcased all the different activities of our WI.
Every year we take part in the Adderbury Christmas Market, the Church and School Fete and Kew Grow Wild Seed planting at Katharine House Hospice. We also support the local Red Box project to mitigate period poverty through donations of sanitary supplies.
In 2020, The Great British Spring Clean for both Spring and Autumn 2020 were unfortunately cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it is hoped that members will be able to meet in March or April 2021 for our Adderbury Village clean-up, assuming restrictions permit.
Sadly, due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, neither the Adderbury Christmas Market and Christmas Tree Festival for 2020 are taking place this year.
To bring a little festive cheer to the village, we are organising a Scarecrow Trail and competition for Adderbury Village for the weekend of 19/20 December. Make a Scarecrow, dress it for the season and display it, with the chance to win a WI Hamper for Best Scarecrow. The entry form can be downloaded from the home page on this site or from adderbury.org via firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date Friday, 11 December. The entry fee is £3 with all proceeds to Let’s Play and Lake House. During the following week we will prepare a trail map (available as above) so that everyone can enjoy seeing all the Scarecrows in the village. We hope that lots of people will join in and share the fun!