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Federation Events 2020

For more details or to book for any of these please email

2020 NFWI Raffle

Yes, it is still going ahead.  It's your chance to win £10,000 and to support your Federation.  Federations receive a 60% of the ticket sales.  The draw will take place on Friday, 9 October 2020.  All ticket sales etc should reach NFWI by Friday, 25 September 2020.  Contact your WI Secretary for tickets.

Virtual Quiz Night - Tuesday, 28 July at 2pm

The Federation Sports & Leisure committee are planning to hold a Quiz on Zoom.  WIs are invited to enter one team of 2 people, using the same computer, sitting appropriately social distanced.  If this is not possible a single person can represent your WI.  In order for us to send the Zoom link to those taking part please send the email address of one participant in each team to

Walking Treasure Hunt - Friday, 11 September

Walking Treasure Hunt around Abergavenny starting from 2pm.  This will be done in pairs starting at 5 minutes interval from 2pm.  The start and finish will be in Bailey Park.  Please bring your own refreshment.

Lady Denman Competition 2020 - Closing date has been extended to Friday, 11 September 2020

What I heard on the bus.....using no more than 500 words.  WI members are invited to submit a piece of writing, either comical, serious, fact or fiction, based on a conversation they have overheard or imagined they had heard, on a bus.  Entries can be submitted as email or hard copy to Federation Office by Friday, 11 September 2020.  The best 3 will then be sent on to NFWI for final judging.

Literary Lunch with Matt Johnson, on Friday, 25 September 2020

Has been postponed.  Watch out for the new date in 2021.

2020 Not in my Name Competition

Design a car sticker depicting the 'Not in my name campaign to end violence against Women'.  A design in any shape, size or colour will be accepted which can be reproduced.  The design can be created by hand or digitally.  Judging criteria: Creativity and originality; Interpretation and clarity of the theme; Quality of the design; Ease of reproduction. Submission of Entries by post to:  NFWI Wlaes, 19 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9HA or email:  Entries should include: name and contact details of entrant; name of WI and Federation. Deadline, Thursday, 1 October 2020.

Christmas Craft Fair at the NEC Birmingham on Saturday, 7 November 2020

GFWI will be arranging a coach trip.  Tickets £23 per person includes coach fare and entrance to all shows.

Christmas Four Crafts Day

To take place at Goytre Village Hall on Saturday, 28 November, Cost £22.

Not in my Name - The Senedd, Cardiff

Monday, 23 November

Light a Candle - St Mary's Priory Church,  Usk

Tuesday, 24 November

Royal Welsh Show Winter Fair 2020

November 30 - December 1.  Entries are invited for:  Craft Competition, Recycled Christmas Gift, Produce, and a Christmas Cake from another country.

Carol Service - St Mary's Priory Church, Monmouth

Saturday, 5 December


GFWI Service of Celebration - St Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny

Saturday, 20 February, 2021

St David's Day Tea

To take place on Tuesday, 2 March 2021 at Little Mill Village Hall

NFWI Wales Conference in Mold

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Gwent Federation Annual Council Meeting at Rougemont School, Malpas, Newport

Cancelled for October 2020 - new date -  Saturday, 10 April 2021

Guest speakers:  to be advised at a later date

NFWI Annual Meeting at Royal Albert Hall, London - Monday, 19 April 2021

A one night stay at the Hilton London Kensington has been booked for the night of Sunday, 18 April.  Please contact secretary@gwent to secure a room.