Peckham WI

The Peckham WI are a group of women from Peckham in South East London who get together once a month to have fun, make new friends, learn new skills, support the Peckham community and – most importantly – eat cake!

Open to women of all ages, backgrounds and interests and aim to provide a range of activities; from inspirational talks, to physical activities and crafting. For more opportunities to socialise and share interests outside our monthly meetings, there are informal subgroups, including a supper club, preserving, knitting and film.

The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WIs.