The Carew Women’s Institute have been celebrating 100 years this year. They have held many different events and fundraising activities to mark this milestone. Recently they had a celebratory Church service in Carew and a coffee morning, with all donations in aid of Paul Sartori Hospice at Home. They raised an amazing £265.00.
Paula Ralph, a member of Carew WI worked very hard to try and secure Lottery Funding for their 100th birthday celebrations. In November 2017 Paula wrote on Facebook “We have received Lottery funding to celebrate our 100 years, which we will now do in style, here’s to the next 100 years.”
Sandra Dade, Paul Sartori Charity Manager said “We are so grateful to the Carew Women’s Institute for choosing Paul Sartori Hospice at Home as one of their charities this year.”
Women’s Institute was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisations aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK.
Sandy Stark, Management Registered Nurse at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home said “It is through the generosity of local groups like the WI that we can continue to provide this much needed service, which is available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”