In the News

We enjoy lots of positive coverage in the media, here we'll post links to some of the main stories and information about what we've been up to recently...


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President Kirsty is guest judge on the Great British Menu (September 2015)
BBC Two and coverage in Sheffield Telegraph and TV Times

New Leader picks up baton at WI (December 2014)
Coverage of our change in Presidency and fifth birthday in Sheffield Telegraph and The Star

Seven Hills WI raises charity cash at Christmas Market (November 2014)
We raised £368 for YWHP! Coverage in The Star

Seven Hills WI on Sheffield Live! TV (November 2014)

Interviewed on local tv, watch on our YouTube channel

Now we are five, says biggest WI in the region (November 2014)
Coverage in the Shefield Telegraph




WI calendar raises £1,700 (February 2014)
We are so pleased to have raised so much for PACT! Coverage in the Sheffield Telegraph.


City WI group at full strength (January 2014)
Coverage in the Sheffield Telegraph.

South Yorkshire police officers meet members of WI
(January 2014)
Here we are in the Star.


Women shine spotlight on Sheffield in calendar (November 2013)
Our amazing calendar was launched with an article in the Star. 

Landmark charity calendar consists of famous city places (October 2013)
The story about our calendar was in the Telegraph.

Sheffield WI members make PACT to raise funds (October 2013)

Here we are again in the Star...

Sheffield calendar girls do their bit to boost cancer charity (October 2013)
Here we are in the Star talking about our brilliant calendar!

Sheffield shows its appetite for food festival (September 2013)

We had a brilliant time at the Food Festival, holding our charity cake stall for the third year running. We raised £1,056 for PACT! See us in the Telegraph here.(Photo by Laura Bainbridge).

We made it national again! (August 2013)
We were proud to be featured in The Guardian's article on the WI. Jen and Kim are in the main photo! You can see it here.

Honing her skills at the WI (June 2013)
SHWI member Zoe talks baking with the Sheffield Star


Crafty WI girl makes money go a long way (May 2013)
Our President Lindsay was featured in the Star's new 'What I bought this week' piece.

That takes the cake! (May 2013)
Our meeting with Danny Bryden from GBBO was covered in the Sheffield Telegraph. (Photo by Laura Bainbridge).

Prima magazine (June 2013 edition)
One of our members, Julie, was profiled as part of a feature on women's groups. Our President Lindsay also shared some tips on how to start your own WI group. 





Calendar girls pose in technicolour (March 2013)
Here we are in the Star in an article about our charity calendar which will raise money for the Parents' Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia (PACT). (Photo by the lovely Laura Bainbridge).


Women's Institute: The New Wave (March 2013)
Big thanks to Kat from Sync City Magazine for writing such a lovely feature! You can see the magazine here (Issue 2)

Popular Sheffield WI reaches the limit on ladies (January 2013)
Coverage in the Star


In the Daily Express' Changing Face of the WI feature (January 2013)

Yay, we made it into a national paper! And we're even mentioned in the first paragraph! See it here.


SHWI in The New WI feature in Pretty Nostalgic magazine (January 2013)
We are so pleased to have been chosen to appear in this feature. You can see some photos of the article on our Instagram account and the beautifully designed feature front page is below. More about the magazine can be found at www.prettynostalgic.co.uk 




We donate almost £800 to Haven House (December 2012)
After our hugely successful weekend at the Sheffield Food Festival, and money raised during a Pampered Chef evening we held, we were delighted to hand over a cheque for £795 to our charity of 2012, Haven House.

Coverage in the Star

SHWI celebrates its third birthday (October 2012)
To celebrate three wonderful years of Seven Hills WI we threw a Bollywood birthday party! 

Coverage in the Star 

Paralympian Sue Gilroy pays us a visit! (October 2012)
Coverage in the Star


Sheffield Food Festival 2012 (September 2012)
We raised a whopping £716.15 at our cake stall at the 2012 Sheffield Food Festival! ]
Coverage in the Star


SHWI on the One Show! (August 2012)
SHWI's Grace, Zoe and Blanche live on the One Show! (Photo by Lindsay Garfitt)

We were so excited to be part of the BBC One Show Roadshow when it came to Sheffield! Six of our most talented bakers made and decorated cakes with a Sheffield theme for the 'Best in One Show' competition and three of them appeared live on BBC One! The story about our TV appearance was featured in the October issue of the WI magazine, WI Life.

Zoe, Vicky, Grace and Blanche with cake! (Photo by Lindsay Garfitt)


We are a beacon group! (May 2012)
We were delighted when our President, Lindsay, was chosen to appear on the national WI website homepage! 

Coverage in the Star

Chapeltown woman is face of WI (April 2012)
Our President Lindsay got in the paper after her photo was chosen to appear on the national WI website.

Coverage in Look Local


Festive Food Tasting (December 2011)
Our friends at the Star asked us to do some festive food tasting...as if we'd say no!

Coverage in the Star

New women's group formed (July 2009)

Coverage in the Star

New WI group aimed at younger women (July 2009)
One of our first pieces of news coverage!

Coverage in Look Local




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