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New Year’s Honour for Chris Bailey

Christine Judith Bailey MBE

Known to members of Cheshire Federation of WIs as Chris, former chairman and Editor of Cheshire News.  We congratulate her on her achievement.  She is one of the CFWI’s Inspiring Women.

Chris was chairman of the Cheshire Federation from 2004 to 2009 and during her term of office Cheshire was featured in WI Life


Chris has worked tirelessly, not only for the WI but within the community:

Serving as Vice-President of the CFWI Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2003 she served as a trustee to the Federation from 1996 to 2014.

She has been editor of Cheshire News since 1997 and also joined the Cheshire Show sub committee that year, she has been the chairman from 2005 until 2010 and now organises help in the refreshment marquee, a mammoth job each year.

Chris has been a WI adviser since 1996.

In 2005 she became a council member of the Cheshire Agricultural society and in 2007 joined the Cheshire Advisory panel of WREN.

Serving Cheshire Community Action as a member of HR & Governance/Audit committees since 2010.

As a member of Barthomley WI, Chris served as President from 1968 – 1971 but has also been joint secretary, and a committee member.

She is an active member of St Bertoline’s Church, Barthomley, regularly doing church flowers and cleaning the church, doing church readings and acting as sidesman.  Chris has been the secretary of the PCC from 1985 to 2005, serving on the PCC for 5 years prior to that. She is now a church warden.

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