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1 week ago
Today is the 106 birthday of the WI! Thanks to all of you who supported our charity garden party which raised £1258 for SOLACE Women’s Aid. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Another July visit - this time to Leyton Sports Ground for an excellent presentation and tour of the fantastic new indoor cricket facilities as well as the listed Victorian pavilion by Head of Sports and Leisure Joyce Guthrie. We were pleased to hear about cricket being played every day and especially the opportunities for girls and women's cricket. Joyce was so enthusiastic we almost formed a SRWI team on the spot! Perhaps next year ?
Thanks again to Joyce pictured on the left in the back row. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Hello, SRWI members! It's WI Day on 16 Sept, when we celebrate the first ever WI meeting, at Llanfair PG in Anglesey on 16 Sept 1915. MFWI has organised a members' afternoon tea at the Marriott near the London Eye - hope some of you can make it! More info in the attachment. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a great walk around Walthamstow Wetlands last Tuesday . It was great to SR member and have a catch up chat. Thanks to volunteer guide Cathy. ... See MoreSee Less
Windrush Day 22nd June
We Are Here is a photographic heritage project capturing the lives of Windrush Generation residents of Waltham Forest, who came to the UK from the Caribbean in the 1950s to the 1970s. The exhibition opens on Windrush Day, 22nd June at Vestry House Museum vestryhousemuseum.org.uk/ . It features 50 new photographic portraits as well as over 100 personal family pictures, mementos and oral testimonies. We Are Here shows how these residents have contributed to the fabric of Waltham Forest in many and surprising ways. ... See MoreSee Less
In our June ‘magazine’ zoom meeting we are considering our well being including how our gardens and local outdoor spaces can remind us just how much nature can give us a space to relax and be calmed by our wonderful green environment. ... See MoreSee Less
We hope you will support the Alzheimer’s Society Forget me not Appeal.
The Forget Me Not flower is often planted by people to represent their deep love for someone -a love that endures through time, whatever the circumstances. For everyone affected by dementia, the wish is for this flower to also symbolise hope - of better treatments, of more sympathetic care, of a brighter future for everyone who is touched by this disease. By wearing this badge and sending a donation, you’ll be helping turn hope into a reality, funding the practical support people desperately need.
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Collected another lovely incubator cover from talented SR Carmela and delivered to SR Mary who will take it into the Neo Natal Unit at the Homerton where she is part of the hard working team who care for premature babies. ... See MoreSee Less
This inspiring piece of women’s history is now available to order. There are less than a 100 copies available so grab yours today for less than a cup of coffee (£2.50 plus p & p)
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As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness week I am so mindful of how looking at nature and being in an outdoor space lifts the spirit and enhances our wellbeing. Best wishes to you all. ... See MoreSee Less
No More Violence: Join the WI Walk with Women
On Friday 19 March 2021, the NFWI calls on all WI members to show their support and solidarity with all women who have experienced abuse and harassment. Between 6pm - 7pm, we would like WI members to safely join our ‘WI Walk with Women’, in accordance with social-distancing rules. Together with members of your household, in your support bubble or with one fellow WI member within your local area, we are asking WI members to join us by walking down your street; using candles, lanterns or your phone’s flashlight, to show your support.
Violence against women is endemic in the UK and across the world. Tragic events in the last week must be the beginning of the conversation about women’s safety and the right to live in a world free from the fear of violence, harassment and abuse. We’ve seen women courageously share their harrowing stories of abuse, harassment, and countless microaggressions. It is wrong that women are told to protect themselves from the threat of violence from a young age, as well as the ‘invisible safety work’ women do in their daily lives. Enough is enough.
Tackling violence against women has been a longstanding concern for the WI, and while work has already started through our Not in My Name and No More Violence campaigns, we acknowledge that more needs to be done to eradicate all forms of violence, harassment and abuse against women. Today and every day, the WI stands in solidarity with all women.
To find out more details about #WIWalkwithWomen, read about the action we're calling for, and to download or create signs for Friday, visit our website bit.ly/2NtflMo ... See MoreSee Less
Today is #MillionWomenRise. Last year on Saturday 7 March 2020, WI members, Trustees and NFWI staff came together to attend the Million Women Rise march. The march was an opportunity to highlight the epidemic of violence against women, show our solidarity and support to survivors of abuse and remember those we have lost.
While we cannot come together this year in the same way, today and every day the WI stands with all survivors of abuse. We will continue to fight until all women and girls live in a world without the fear of violence. We will continue to fight for all the specialist support services and the invaluable support they offer survivors.
You can find ways to get involved in the campaign, learn more about the issue and find ways to support survivors here: www.thewi.org.uk/media-centre/blog/blog-listing/2020/december/no-more-violence-against-women-look... ... See MoreSee Less
Another great Show the Love heart from SR Marylyn. ... See MoreSee Less
SR Carmela has made another colourful incubator cover for the Homerton neo-natal unit at Homerton Hospital and SR Mary ,who works there, will wash it in the hospital machine and then be able to give it to a baby. ... See MoreSee Less
Here’s another Show the Love heart from Stone Ranger Lesley Owen ... See MoreSee Less
Only a few days left of Show The Love but here's my green heart, made from scraps, beads, ribbons from boxes of chocolates and, yes, *that* white felt again! ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Show the Love (& Valentines) Day 💚 Here is SRWI sister June's beautifully crafted heart 💖 ... See MoreSee Less
Another wonderfully creative Show the Love heart from SRWI sister, Julia who says "covered mine with pieces from a jigsaw I was going to throw away as many missing bits, we need to solve the climate crisis just like solving a puzzle" - how right you are Julia! 💚 ... See MoreSee Less
Two more beautifully decorated "Show the Love" hearts from SRWI sisters Jill & Shirley 💚 Do send us pics of your creativeness when you can - it's great to see! ... See MoreSee Less
8 months ago
Thanks to SR sister Liz for this lovely image of her decorated heart wreath, in support of the Show the Love campaign 💚
We hope you have all received your mailing by now and are enjoying creating something to decorate your windows and show support of this important climate awareness campaign. We look forward to receiving your photos when you're ready to share... ... See MoreSee Less