Rowans Hospice delighted to start first Women’s Institute group held within a Hampshire hospice

Rowans Hospice has announced the launch of a dedicated Women’s Institute group, meeting at the Hospice on the first Friday afternoon of each month.
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Following the successful launch of a Women’s Institute Group at St Wilfrid’s Hospice (WI) in Eastbourne, Rowans Hospice in Purbrook, Waterlooville, is delighted to start a Women's Institute group on their premises.

All women from the local community are invited to come along to the initial planning meeting, taking place on Friday, 22 March 2024 at 1:00pm at the Rowans Hospice Living Well Centre.

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Meetings will then start in April, and will take place on the first Friday afternoon of each month.

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Please join the Rowans Hospice team and share your ideas and suggestions about how you hope the WI will look in terms of the meetings, activities, and engagement within our local community.

Whether you are a patient at on the Hospice ward, get support from the Living Well Services or Hospice at Home teams, have a loved one getting support from Rowans, or are local resident: You can play a vital role in the development of the new WI group.

The WI shares the core values of Rowans Hospice and strives to offer its members:

  • A compassionate WI where members care for each other.
  • A progressive WI which is forward-thinking seeks new opportunities, ideas, and approaches.
  • A respectful WI which acknowledges and accepts people's individuality, allowing friendships to form in a safe and caring environment.
  • A professional WI in which knowledge and skills are shared individually and collectively to enable personal development and that of others.
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The WI is an organisation that continues to provide women with opportunities to further their knowledge and skills and to engage in a variety of activities that are meaningful and valued by them as individuals and their local community.

The creation of a WI within the heart of a Hospice community in Hampshire provides a unique and very special opportunity for the WI to demonstrate that it remains current and responsive to local people and their needs.

For more information, contact the Rowans Hospice team via [email protected] or the Women's Institute via Barbara George [email protected]

Address: Rowans Hospice / Living Well CentrePurbrook Heath Road, Waterlooville, PO7 5RU