WI Members Support ACWW’s ‘Women Walk the World’ Campaign 2022!

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Posted May 10, 2022 by WI Staff in Event Reports

It’s that time again!  Women have been walking worldwide in aid of ACWW, with sponsored walks and events taking place on (or close to) 29th April 2022!

The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) held its official international Women Walk the World Day on Monday 29th April 2022. On days in and around this special date, a number of WI Areas and Institutes took part in sponsored walks at various beauty spots across the province to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.  ACWW offers support, friendship and practical help to improve the lives of women and their families, empowering communities around the world. Women Walk the World is a global event and the WI ladies were proud to get involved.

Well done to all the WI members who participated and supported this special fundraising event, a selection of whom are featured here:

Abercorn Area
Members from Institutes in the Abercorn Area joined with their Executive Member Joan Beattie for their sponsored walk on Saturday 30th April.  It was a wet morning, but the Northern Ireland’s typically unpredictable weather didn’t stop the Abercorn ladies!  The group enjoyed the Old Castle walk in Castlederg. The photograph below was taken afterwards – when the ladies enjoyed a well deserved coffee!
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Ards Peninsula, Rowallane & Scrabo Areas
A triple effort! Members of Institutes in the Ards Peninsula, Rowallane and Strabo Areas got together to enjoy a lovely walk at Crawfordsburn Country Park and were fortunate to have a sunny, dry day!
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Clogher Valley Area

Saturday morning, 30th April, saw Institute members from across the Clogher Valley Area join with Area Executive Member Violet Little for their ACWW ‘Women Walk The World’ event in the grounds of Favour Royal, Aughnacloy.  Although a very rainy morning, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the 34 resilient ladies taking part and an enjoyable walk was had by all!  Afterwards they were treated to a lovely brunch provided by The Diamond Cafe, Aughnacloy.

*Thanks must go to Beryl Boyd of Clogher WI and Evelyn Armstrong of Beragh WI for organising yet another successful walk, and to Hilary for keeping the finances in order! The proceeds of the walk will be used to support the great work carried out by ACWW in helping rural women and their families worldwide.

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Kilrea WI
The Kilrea ladies enjoyed their sponsored walk in tranquil reflection along the River Bann at Portglenone! All proceeds are in aid of ACWW, to finance the great work carried out by the organisation in helping rural women and their families.
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Mountnorris WI

The Mountnorris members held their sponsored walk in aid of ACWW funds in The Glen at Glenanne.   Everyone enjoyed the evening – although the midges were out in strength!   After the walk, everyone tucked in to a tasty picnic supper.

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Newtownbreda WI

It was a bright sunny morning on Saturday 23rd April, as the ladies from Newtownbreda gathered to support ACWW in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaws Bridge! Newtownbreda WI’s International Officer Elizabeth Gowdy told us, “Delicious assorted scones with coffee and tea were professionally delivered by Robin, our personal hotel server.  An eye to detail was the order of the day, as the tables were laid to perfection – with even a raspberry topping the little individual ‘milk churn’ fresh cream containers! Altogether delightful! Chatter and laughter soon engulfed our group; it was indeed a happy occasion much enjoyed by all. As ladies left the hotel and strolled down to the Lagan Towpath for a leisurely walk, thoughts were with all the ‘Walk the World’ ladies in many countries worldwide, doing the very same to support the valuable work of ACWW. An excellent effort – and many thanks to all who made it such an enjoyable morning. “

To date, Newtownbreda WI’s efforts have raised £285, with more donations still to come. Well done, ladies!

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If your Institute/Area is planning a sponsored walk, don’t forget to pose for a group photo – or selfie! – on location and email all your pictures to: editor@wini.org.uk
For more walk information, check out the special WWTW pack in the ‘Downloads’ section of our website:
or visit the ACWW website directly: http://www.acww.org.uk
The Heath Questionnaire (if required) is downloadable at the following link:


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