Gothic Valley WI has a proud history of activism from supporting organ donation by getting “I am an organ donor” tattoos to becoming a Dementia Friendly organisation. At our September meeting, we will plan Gothic Valley’s response to this year’s National WI campaigns: “Plastic soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our oceans” and “Alleviating Loneliness” […]
On the 8th of July, Gothic Valley WI, N1WI and a number of other WI groups joined 36,000 other people in the London Pride Parade. There were cakes (apparently DIVA magazine particularly liked these) and special rainbow GVWI bats, and for once, our occasional preference for black actually made us stand out from the crowd. […]
For our February meeting, we focussed on one of the current national WI campaigns: reducing food waste. We had a lovely representative from the North London Waste Authority who led us through an interactive workshop on how we can reduce food waste. We shared recipes and got tools to help us ensure we cook portions […]
Members of the Gothic Valley WI, an official branch of the WI that operates in North London and attracts a wide range of members from the alternative community and beyond, are getting specially designed tattoos to show they are registered organ donors in support of the National Federation of Women’s Institute’s (NFWI) 2015 Organ Donation […]
Save our High Streets campaign This summer, the National Federation of Womens’ Institutes voted to campaign for our High Streets – to support them, help develop them, and to slow down the decline of this vital public space. This is not a campaign of nostalgia – the days of tripping along the High Street every […]
Following the lead from Wales, which has recently levied a charge on the use of plastic carrier bags, NFWI are lobbying the government to place a charge on plastic carrier bags in England. See the NFWI website for more details.
Support the WI’s More Midwives campaign day of action by tweeting your MP on Friday, 3 May. Tweeting your MP is easy – visit the Find Your MP website, enter your postcode, and then go to their website where they hopefully have their twitter ID listed. Ask them to support the training of more midwives.