NHS Help Us Help You campaign


NHS England have launched a ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign to encourage the public to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer and specifically symptoms of abdominal cancers. Look out, too, for a new PR film featuring a host of famous faces and members of the public who have gone to extraordinary lengths to help the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside healthcare professionals, they will help to deliver the campaign messages. …read more


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The National AGM has been postponed to Tuesday 8th June. Unfortunately the postponement still does not allow an “in person” meeting so it will be held virtually. Your secretary will have details of who can attend and how.

ACWW Update Summer 2021

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In spite of the continuation of lockdown, the last few weeks have been extremely busy for ACWW. Following our election to the UNESCO Liaison Committee for NGOs, ACWW was delighted to host a session entitled ‘The Role of Women in Global Citizenship’ as part of the UN’s Council for the Status of Women. This was held in March and should have been in New York, but naturally, had to take place online. The advantage of this, of course, was that many more people could ‘attend’ worldwide, including some from …read more

Plant a Tree in 2020 - update


A big thank you to 50 WI’s across our federation who took part in this tree planting scheme. I am pleased to say that a variety of species were planted at the beginning of December including oaks, rowans, mountain ash, hazel, hollies, crab apples, fruit trees and walnut to name a few! I have received some lovely photographs of members planting their trees, smiling faces in winter sunshine, with dogs and menfolk, all socially distanced, and I hope to publish these in coming issues of SEfWI news for all to …read more

New competition!


To mark World Ocean Day on June 8th and with a nod to our ‘End Plastic Soup’ campaign, the Creative Craft and Cookery committee, in partnership with Public Affairs, are launching a competition entitled ‘Water’. …read more