The Women’s Institute has been inspiring women for over 100 years. Formed in 1915, the WI was originally brought to life to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK.

The Pembrokeshire College WI was the first workplace WI to be set up in England and Wales, and it was formed in March 2009 by members of staff at the College, who were looking to socialise with other members of staff during their lunchtimes and on occasions during the evenings and weekends.

Unfortunately, the Pembrokeshire College WI has recently folded and the members decided to donate the remaining funds to local Hospice at Home Charity, Paul Sartori Foundation. On Tuesday 15th March they held a cheque presentation and gifted the charity £500.00 towards their range of services for Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness.

Photo: Dave Evans Chairman of Paul Sartori Foundation, Sara Hannon WI Member, Amanda Elmes Equipment Assistant at Paul Sartori Foundation, Jackie Mathias WI Member and Mary Whelton WI Member.

Sara Hannon, Pembrokeshire College WI member said “We chose to support Paul Sartori Foundation as they are a local charity supporting local people. The work that they carry out is vital within our Community.”

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.

The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home enable people in the later stages of any life-limiting illness to be cared for and to die at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear, if that is their wish. 

All of the services are free of charge and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to the generosity of the Pembrokeshire Community.

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