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About Spa Sweethearts WI

A young, fun and diverse WI based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We encourage women to leave their preconceptions of the organisation at the door and find out what the modern WI is really like. Guests are welcome at our meetings - why not give it a try? Spa Sweethearts WI meets on the second Thursday of each month, 7:30pm, at Christ Church on the Stray, Harrogate.

January 2019: Marie Curie


Spa Sweethearts started 2019 with a visit from Marie Curie. Nicola is part of the fundraising committee for the Harrogate area and told us her story, explaining why she got involved with this charity. We then had a talk from Damaris, a Marie Curie nurse, who explained how the nurses offer help and support from 10pm to 7am for terminally ill people and their families. She told us several life affirming stories and took questions from the audience. Nicola then told us about some upcoming Marie Curie events such as a Firewalk, Ascot day and the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Hall. If anyone would like to get involved please see the local Marie Curie Facebook page. We then held a grand raffle of donated gifts and raised £69 for the charity. Thank you to all the Sweethearts who came to support this wonderful charity.



December 2018: Christmas Crafts


We all got busy crafting at our December meeting. There were 4 crafts on offer, a no sew quilted tree, a variety of die cut cards, a rustic tree decoration and a chance to make the stars from WI Life. There was also a fun crafty reveal of next years programme using felt and bunting. The evening was lots of fun with lots of new skills learnt and topped off with tea, cake and a lucky raffle winner receiving a craft bundle. Thanks to Felicity and Heather for organising. We wish all our Sweethearts a happy Christmas and we will see you all in the new year!


November 2018: Barbershop Sing-a-long


Our November meeting played host to the lovely men from Harrogate Harmony Barbershop chorus. We enjoyed a concert which took us through the Twentieth century and across the world, with songs such as Unchained Melody, Crazy Little thing called Love and Can you feel the love tonight, all sung in the barbershop style. We were even treated to a monologue and some entertaining stories from the men. After our interval, complete with choc ices, ukulele players, The Misspent Ukes, shared their talents with us, where we even got to sing along. A quartet, known as The Elderly Brothers, revealed the mysteries of the barbershop sound, effortlessly blending their voices to a four part harmony. The evening finished with an encore of The Beatles’ Something. It was lovely to see people sharing something they so obviously love with us.