Pembury Evening WI was formed in 1964, and although times have changed and the number of members have reduced, the WI is still a place of friendship and learning and our membership is around the 35 mark, and I hope we are a welcoming group.
We are part of the National Federation of WI’s and each year members vote on a resolution we wish to see passed. In 2021 a resolution was passed to increase the awareness of Ovarian Cancer. National will use its influence to lobby for more funds into research, help doctors spot the signs etc.
Ovarian Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women, but because the early signs are similar to conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) it is often not diagnosed until it has spread and a cure is not possible.