Pensby Women’s Institute has shared their ‘Show the Love’ campaign with Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood at a meeting at St Michael and All Angels Church in Pensby.
Members of the group have been creating green hearts as part of the campaign which aims to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on the planet.
Nationally, the WI is the largest voluntary women’s membership organisation in the UK with around 190,000 members and prides itself on being a trusted place for all women of all generations, to share experiences and learn from each other.
As a founding member of The Climate Coalition, the WI has long campaigned for action on the issue and for greater protection for the environment.
It also campaigns on a wide range of other issues and provides self-development opportunities for women in England and Wales.
The organisation was formed in 1915 and it set out to give women a voice and to be a force for good in the community.
WI membership offers the opportunity to meet women in the local area in-person and virtually, to make friends and make a difference in the local community.
Speaking after her visit to Pensby WI, Margaret Greenwood MP said, “It was a real pleasure to meet with members of Pensby Women’s Institute and to hear about the work that they have been doing as part of their ‘Show the Love’ campaign.
“It was wonderful to see their creativity in the green hearts that members have made to express their desire for action on this crucial issue and to hear from them about the change that they want to see in the way we look after the environment. It is something that they clearly care passionately about.
“I was very interested to hear about the wide range of activities that they take part in, including crafts, a book club, a walking group, along with big events including the RHS Flower Show and the Cheshire Show.
“They also collect for food banks and a local refuge, and they collect books and jigsaws for women in Styal prison.
“Pensby Women’s Institute was only formed last April, yet it already has more than 100 members. It is clearly a very vibrant group and I was very impressed by the work that they do to support the local community and by their charitable activities.
“I was interested too to hear members speak of the importance of the friendships that they have found through the group.
“They are a highly dynamic group and I pay tribute to them for their work in not only highlighting very important issues in society, but also taking action locally.”
Anyone who wants to learn more about the Women’s Institute can visit their website at: https://www.thewi.org.uk
Image: Margaret Greenwood MP with members of Pensby Women’s Institute