Meet the Committee

To contact a member of the Committee, you can email

Please put the name of the person you wish to contact in the subject heading.

For the Treasurer, please email

You can also contact us via

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President: Sarah Gathercole

Sarah is our newly appointed president. She joined Holmfirth WI in 2018 and after a year to settle in joined the committee in 2019. Sarah is mum to two cats and three chickens (sadly one has left this oral coil since she joined us 😔), a proud aloe-oholic and a novice bell ringer (since visiting with the WI). To contact the president email 

Secretary: Helen Wilberforce

Helen moved to Holmfirth in 2018 and immediately joined the WI.  In 2019 she joined the committee and was immediately coerced 😉 co-opted into the role of Secretary.

Minutes Secretary: TBC

Members secretary: TBC


We have a Treasurer and a Deputy Treasurer who keep our coffers safe.

To contact the treasurer email

Other members

Kate Gamble

Kate Gamble

Kate is Holmfirth WI’s longest standing committee member and one of the longest standing members as she has been with the group since it began in 2013. She loves baking (she made our birthday cake 🎂 when we turned five, yum!), cats, and caring.

Christine Askew


Chris has been a member since the group began and a committee member since 2014. She is a wizard at craft, sewing baking and cooking. She is affectionately known as ‘Chris Craft’ 😀. Appropriately she coordinates the craft group as well as working with the events sub committee.

Deb Ely

Joined the WI in 2015 and then the committee in 2017.  She has taken the committee by storm, making name badges for members, organising activities as broad as bell ringing, pie making and judging scout cooking competitions!

Carolyn Hadin

Carolyn is one of our newest committee members. She joined the WI in 2018 and took the plunge to join the committee in 2020. Carolyn is joining our Events team sub committee and currently makes sure everyone gets fed and watered with tea an buns at our monthly meetings.

Michelle Brown

Michelle is our yo-yo committee member, she joined the committee in 2014 as president for two years then stayed on the committee for a year further and then resigned from the committee and now she’s back as vice president and our resident nerd supporting our techology, the website and doing our PR.

Cathy Todd

Cathy joined in Jan 2018 to broaden her social circle and has settled in nicely. She decided to join the committee in 2020 after she retired.

Jenny Rudman

Jenny moved to Holmfirth in 2013 and joined the WI during 2014.  Jenny is a member of the Book Club.  Jenny became a new member to the Committee during 2020 lockdown and has taken on role of Secretary.

Susan Middleton

Susan attended her first WI meeting about 3 years ago and loved it. She is a member of the Book Club and enjoys the discussions- currently via Zoom. Susan loves sewing, knitting and baking-and finds she always learns something new at our meetings.

Hermione Middleton

Hermione attended her first meeting as a guest with her Mum around 3 years ago and subsequently became a member herself.  She enjoys gardening, reading and cooking in her spare time.

Carol McAndrew

Carol joined the WI in 2015. Carol is happily retired and loving having the time to do the things she enjoys.

One thought on “Meet the Committee

  1. Hi Judith, can you speak to Louise about this. I don’t have a numbers in my head. Also apologies for the late reply, Margriet

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