We are a lively, interested and interesting group of ladies that meet at St Anne’s Fulshaw Primary School, Wilmslow (SK9 5JQ) on the third Monday evening each month.
Visitors are welcome but we would appreciate you emailing the President, Donna Johnstone at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if you would like to attend as spaces may be limited.
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At our next meeting we will be voting on the resolution which we would most like to be adopted by the NFWI for 2020. Please take a moment to read and decide which you would like to vote on.
NFWI 2020 RESOLUTIONS
1. A call to increase potential stem cell donor registration
There is an urgent need to increase the number of people registered on the aligned UK stem cell registry in order to provide potentially life-saving treatment to people of all ages with certain blood cancers. We call on all WI members to promote registration to the database to avoid people dying whilst waiting for a match.
2. Female crash test dummies
Women are significantly more likely to die, or be seriously injured, in car crashes than men. The WI calls on the government to mandate equitable testing with female crash test dummies to that of male dummies in regulatory vehicle safety tests; and for consumer organisations, such as EuroNCAP, to include a gendered breakdown in their published results.
3. End modern slavery
There are tens of thousands of victims of modern slavery hiding in plain sight in the UK. Modern slavery has severe consequences for the health and mental wellbeing of survivors. The NFWI calls on Government to protect victims of modern slavery in the first instance and deliver longer term support to help them rebuild their lives. We call on our members to raise awareness of the prevalence of modern slavery throughout society and to campaign to defeat it.
4. Time to talk about death and dying
64% of people in the UK think that we do not talk enough about death in this country, yet these conversations can be really helpful in enabling people to receive the end of life care they would want. In order to demystify a natural part of life, and support more people to share their wishes, the NFWI calls upon members to encourage open discussions about death and dying.
5. Protect our precious helium
Helium is a precious resource that is widely used in healthcare, medical and scientific research, but it is non-renewable and in short supply. The NFWI calls on WI members to help raise awareness of the need to conserve helium, and on government and industry to work together to ensure it is used responsibly, and to support innovative research that could address the shortage such as reducing use or improving capture and recycling.
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Our December Meeting was a Swinging Sixties Event. Check out our Facebook page for more photographs.
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MONDAY 20th January 2020
Tales of a Tourist Guide by Andrew Derbyshire.
The next meeting will take place on Thursday 13th February 2020 at 7.30 pm at the COACH AND FOUR. Our book is "The First Casualty" by Ben Elton.
All welcome, just turn up on the night the night. Some of us will be eating after the discussion.
Congratulations to Donna who has unanimously been re-elected as our President for 2020
ART APPRECIATION GROUP
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