we were discussing the resolution that will be debated at the
Annual Meeting of the NFWI in June at Leeds.. The NFWI
notes that 3 people die every day whilst waiting for an organ
transplant. We call on every member of the WI to make their
wishes regarding organ donations known, and encourage their
families and friends, and members of their local communities
to do likewise.
Jackie Legge informed us that the UK has the lowest rate of
transplants in Europe . On average 7000 people are waiting for
this life saving procedure as a result which 3 people die every
day. At the moment there are only facilities for opting in but
there is much discussion about a register where everyone is
automatically included and if anyone has objections ,religious
or other wise , they may opt out. To join the organ donation
register you can go online, phone, by post or with a Boots loyalty
After a fairly heated discussion the vote was almost 100% in
favour of the motion.
If there is a majority vote at the AGM then it will be lobbied
in Parliament by the NFWI .
Other matters discussed were a Reflexology taster evening, croquet
in a members garden, a Champagne brunch at Violet`s café
at Long Marston Antique Barn. We are also running a cake and
sweet stall in conjunction with St James Church at the Village
fete on the 22nd June
The profit from the BBQ in August
will be donated towards the cost of a bench in the garden of
the Royal Leamington Spa Stroke Recovery Unit.
Also discussed was the state of the site in the centre of the
village where the Foxhunter pub used to be. The wooden hoarding
which was erected around the site whilst work was in progress
is rotting and falling down. We felt that, apart from being
an eyesore, children could gain easy access and this would be
a very dangerous playground. No work has ever been done there
and it is now 7 years since the pub burned down. We called on
all our members, and any villagers who may be concerned about
this, to write to John Horner our County Councillor or Stratford
MP Nadhim Zahawi .
The evening ended with a lovely cold buffet supplied by our
member Carol complemented by a glass of wine and whilst we dined
Pauline Brace had composed a quiz for us.
The next meeting is June 11th. Yet to be announced