A campaign to recruit organ donors
We call on every member of the WI to make their wishes regarding organ donation known.
Standon and Coates Heath WI Staffordshire Federation
In June 2014 The National Federation of Women's Institutes launched a campaign entitled "Time to Talk". The campaign encouraged members to think about organ donation, make a decision and then talk about it to someone close to them.
With their Time to Talk campaign, the WI are encouraging people to have a 'Big Conversation' about organ donation
Each year, members of the W.I. vote on a resolution which becomes their campaign for a year. On 7 June 2014 a vote on increasing organ donation was passed at the annual meeting with a 98% majority.
The resolution was that,
"The NFWI notes that three people die every day whilst waiting for an organ transplant. We call on every member of the WI to make their wishes regarding organ donation known, and to encourage their families and friends, and members of their local communities to do likewise" Standon and Coates Heath WI - Staffordshire Federation
The 'Big Conversation' craft project
In September 2014 the WI launched their "Big Conversation" craft project, bringing together the WI's strengths of campaigning and craft. Members were challenged to create something using their crochet or baking skills to demonstrate how they have found 'Time to Talk' about organ donation.
To see the entries and for more information on the campaign visit http://www.thewi.org.uk/campaigns/current-campaigns-and-initiatives/time-to-talk