Chairman's Challenge

I am now launching my Chairman’s Challenge. As our Centenary takes place in 2020 I would like to ask every WI to plant a tree in their area, be it in the grounds of the hall they meet in or a public place in their community. If possible a plaque should be placed by the tree stating it was planted by your WI to mark Cheshire Federation’s Centenary. Imagine by 2020 Cheshire could have 200 more trees. I will look forward to receiving photographs of the planting of the trees and details of who did the planting. I do hope WIs will take up my Challenge as it would be lovely to see so many new trees in Cheshire. Jean Harding, Federation Chairman


On the morning of Saturday 2 March we planted two trees for the Chairman’s Challenge and dedicated a bench to celebrate our 10th Birthday. Thanks to our husbands and friends who helped to lay the base, secured the bench and

Cale Green

Two of our brilliant women Margaret & Jude chose a beautiful Sorbus tree to plant at our communal garden as part of the Cheshire Federation Womens Institute centenary celebrations. The tree will grow up to 15ft in 15 years and


Here we are planting a tree to commemorate 100 years of the Cheshire federation of the Women’s Institute. Thanks to Grappenhall library for allowing us to plant in their existing orchard, Patch of the Planet for helping us with the

Park Appleton

Today, we planted a Tulip tree to mark the centenary of Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes. Pictured are our president, members of our WI and 2 local councillors, Judith Wheeler and Sharon Harris. Also present but not pictured was another


Members planted 30 saplings behind the lavender field of the Swettenham Arms. Donated by the Woodland Trust the trees comprised of silver birch, flowering cherry and rowan.

Chairman’s Challenge

Well done Cheshire WIs you certainly are rising to my challenge for every WI to plant a tree for the Federation’s Centenary in 2020. I have been to several plantings and keep hearing about plans to plant. It will be

Comberbach WI Centenary Tree

Jean Harding took an active role in her Chairman’s Challenge by planting Comberbach WIs tree in celebration of the century of Cheshire Federation in 2020. Comberbach WI had help from our Federation Chairman and the Chairman of Comberbach Parish Council

Glazebury WI

As part of the Chairman’s Challenge for Cheshire Federation’s Centenary in 2020 the eldest and youngest members of Glazebury WI planted a commemorative tree in June 2018.  

Grappenhall WI Chairman’s Challenge

A SPECIAL tree has been planted at the Lumb Brook Millennium Green, Appleton to mark the centenary of the Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes in 2020. Committee members from Grappenhall WI and friends gathered to plant the tree – a

Rainow WI

Rainow WI recently accepted the Chairman’s challenge and planted a Worcester Pearmain  apple tree in the Trinity Garden in Rainow to celebrate the CFWI centenary.  The garden is maintained by WI members, and provides a pleasant place for locals and

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