Associated Country Women of the World
Jenny Crump is ACWW representative for Staffordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes. You may be familiar with the Pennies for Friendship scheme which has been actively supported by members for many years. Monies are sent off to ACWW to fund projects. The project areas are:-
The virtual coffee morning which SFWI ran raised nearly £530 to support the Maternal and Reproductive Health project. In the past we used to raise money for specific projects but now the money is put into a pot. One of the projects which falls under the heading was in Uganda which helped to install solar lighting facilities to improve maternal and infant health care.
SFWI is a category 4 member of ACWW which means it does not have any voting rights but it does actively encourage members to support the work done by ACWW. ACWW was founded in 1929 and one of the founders was Madge Watt. In 2017 it became a Charitable Organisation with C10 number 1174798. It has members in 84 countries.
The World President is Magdie de Kock who comes from South Africa. During the pandemic she held a virtual tea party and is encouraging members throughout the world to raise funds.
For more information why not visit their website at www.acww.org.uk
And don’t forget it is possible to view the magazine of ACWW “The Countrywomen” digitally by logging on to the website and then clicking on membership.