Karen’s Campaign Corner Number 21

No More Violence Against Women

If someone confides in you that they are the victim of domestic abuse, would you know what to say and do ?  Have a look at this website and you will be ready to offer advice and support.

If you have a Good Idea for next year’s Resolution, go to and look at the Resolution Submission Form to see how to put together a robust proposal.


Were you there ?

It was an occasion to remember – the Chairman of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes appearing on screens in our  as part of our Annual Meeting.

Ann Jones is based in Wales and has been the National Chairman since 2021. She took time out from her very busy schedule to listen to the reports of the Staffordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes and to inspire representatives from across the county. The fact that digital platforms like Zoom made this possible is one example of the changes that we have embraced over recent years.

Ann reminded everyone that change is the only constant in life and that we should embrace opportunities and change to move forward together. She charted her life from growing up on a dairy farm in rural Wales to becoming asked by the BBC to talk about the late Queen’s role with the Women’s Institute.

The work of Staffordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes in providing support, companionship and fun activities was praised together with a recognition that collectively members have a strong voice that makes a positive difference to society as a whole.

The Board of Trustees have elected a new Federation Chairman for Staffordshire – Helen Mancey, a member of both Caverswall & Cookshill WI and Tean WI. She takes over the role from Helen Newman who had served the Staffordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes as Chairman for 6 years.

Awards Evening, Thursday 6th October

Members and Trustees had a wonderful evening at the Young Farmers Club on Thursday 6th October. There were several long serving membership certificates presented and numerous trophies – and of course, plenty of tea and cake!

Trauma Teddies and Premature Baby Knitting

Please keep sending in your knitting – the premature baby knitting is donated to North Staffs hospital and all of your trauma teddies go to the police – if you have any suitable wool, the police would love some trauma teddies dressed in a police uniform but of course are happy with any teddy – all knitting is very much appreciated and can be brought to our major events or dropped off at The Cornerstone, Common Road, Stafford ST16 3EQ.

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