Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Resolution agreed in Old Buckenham

Supporting organ donation

In May the members of Old Buckenham WI voted on the resolution for discussion at the national AGM. This year the resolution was calling on all members to make their wishes regarding organ donation known and to encourage friends and members of local communities to do likewise. The Old Buckenhan vote was unanimously in favour.
At each monthly meeting the Old Buckenham WI raise some money for ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World) mainly through the ’Love Food, Hate Waste’ table where members donate unused items from their store cupboard to be sold. Pat Barr, our representative for ACWW, came from County Office to tell members how their contributions were being used. The ACWW connect and support women and communities worldwide by working in partnership with member societies to offer mutual support. Some 70% of people living in poverty are women and yet women are the key to food and economic security. During 2010 to 2013 effort was dedicated to providing safe clean water and toilets for rural communities throughout the world. In 2014 it is being dedicated to helping family farming which is mainly done by women - in many countries they are the traditional holders of the seeds and they produce the food that feeds the majority of the population.
The next meeting will be in Old Buckenham village hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 26 June when Martin Wynne will be talking on ‘The Blue bit - tales of a policeman’. The evening’s competition will be for a limerick about a policeman (or policewoman?).

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