About Us

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month in a building that houses the SCRAP charity initiative. It’s not far from the shadow of the 11th Century Selby Abbey, one of the few working Abbey’s left in the country.

We have a good mixture of age groups and we like to try something new and exciting.

Over the past 12 months we’ve got energetic with things like self-defence and burlesque chair dancing.

We got crafty, trying our hands at Christmas wreath making, chocolate truffle making and sand art.

And we’ve expanded our minds learning about local historic places, the history of women’s underwear and learnt about bee keeping.

We’ve met a hearing dog for deaf people (he was adorable!) and got involved learning about the Magic Circle (thankfully no limbs were lost).

We’ve carried swans at the Selby 950 celebrations and featured on local TV as a result!

We’ve littered picked, met our local MP and featured many times in our local newspaper, The Selby Times.

We’ve also been involved in many targeted charitable campaigns including a coffee morning to support the alleviating loneliness initiative, knitting scarves for the homeless in York and a charity fashion show.

We’ve socialised over quiz nights, beetle drives and fashion shows.

Our biggest campaign success has to be our work on reducing single use plastic and ending plastic soup. Check out the campaigns section of this website to read more!

We have a number of sub groups running whereby the ladies with specific interests meet and share knowledge and experience.

From Jam Making to the Theatre Group, from the Country Home and Gardens Group to the Dining Group – there really is something for everyone!

We’re a vibrant and thriving WI welcoming women of all ages from across the Selby District. Our members can get involved with as much or as little as they wish.

So whatever your reason for wanting a bit of ‘me’ time, why not come along to a meeting and see what we’re all about.