WI members are everyday women of all ages and backgrounds, involved in activities from local campaigns to national issues. ‘A forward thinking, diverse organisation that enables women like me to be listened to and act upon our concerns’.
Since the WI was founded in 1915 it has campaigned on issues such as domestic violence, equal pay, oil pollution and aids. Each member now has the opportunity to vote on the resolution to be taken at the national AGM. The diversity of the WI means that serious issues such as climate change are tackled alongside craft and cooking, sport and drama beside community projects.
Grindleton WI was formed in 1932 and then included West Bradford and Sawley. In 2012 we celebrated our 80th birthday and with our numbers steadily increasing we have an active committee. Several members serve on committees at Lancashire level so we are kept well informed of county and national issues. We support village life in several ways including litter picks, sports day and local walks, the open gardens and church activities. Monthly meetings are arranged to cover a wide range of interests to entertain and inform and enjoy being with friends. There are also visits to the theatre and shopping trips. Across the county there are many opportunities for visits, walks, the arts and learning new skills.
If you are interested in joining us on the second Thursday in the month please make contact with the two members of our committee, who are listed below. We meet in the new Pavilion at 7.30pm.
The Royal British Legion
The Chatburn and District Branch of the Royal British Legion was formed in 1937. As a rural branch it incorporates Bolton by Bowland, Rimmington, Downham, Chatburn, Waddington, West Bradford, Sawley and Grindleton and currently has over 90 members. We do not have a club house or meeting point but enjoy supporting the charity work of the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal with various social and fundraising events during the year. New members are always welcome and we hope our friends and neighbours will join us at any of our planned events. Please come along. The Branch holds an annual Service of Remembrance in November rotating around all the village churches.
Who do we help?: The Royal British Legion helps people of all ages and backgrounds. To be eligible for help, you must have served in the Forces for at least 7 days, or be the dependant of someone who has served. Recent examples of how the Legion has provided assistance are available here.
Current Campaign: The Legion has been caring and campaigning for the whole Armed Forces community since it was formed in 1921. View our previous campaigns section for more information on our past campaigns and see this site for our latest campaigns.
RBL Family Holidays: The Royal British Legion Family Holiday service aims to provide relief from the stresses of everyday life for families from the Armed Forces Community. Family Holidays provide beneficiaries with the opportunity to spend time together as a family, to try new activities and visit new places, or simply to relax at the seaside. Please download the leaflet for details (2MB).
Community Covenants: Community Covenants are voluntary statements of mutual support between civilian and Armed Forces communities. They are intended to complement, at a local level, the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligations between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces.
The Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available.Admiral Nurses
The Legion works with Dementia UK to provide Admiral Nurses - a service that supports the carers of our beneficiaries who have dementia. The focus of the service is to maintain independence and improve the quality of life for carers and families and to provide the practical advice they need.
On behalf of The Chatburn and District Branch of the Royal British Legion thank you for your generous support over the past year. With your help, as a Branch we raised over £6700 locally for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Grindleton Consolidated Charities
The Charity has merged with Grindleton Lane Ends Educational Charity and extended its ambit to promote the education, including the religious education of persons 25 years of age and under who are, or whose parents are, resident in the area of benefit.
Invitations are invited each year for grants for those who meet the following criteria: .
- the relief of persons in need in the area of benefit;
- to promote the education, including religious education, of person under the age of 25 who are, or whose parents are resident in the area of benefit.
The "area of benefit" is the whole of the civil parish of Grindleton.
This year's applications closed on 31 July 2014 at 6 pm.
Please direct all queries to Jeffrey Cowling (01200 440868).
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) has over 55,000 members in 1,840 clubs. It is an integral part of Rotary International. The mission of Rotary International, a worldwide association of Rotary clubs, is to “provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders”.
Please contact Jeffrey Cowling (01200 440868) for further details.