The Pendeen Women’s Institute was formed in 1919 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI as a whole celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members. The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
The WI is based on the ideals of fellowship, truth, tolerance and justice. We would like to congratulate the Pendeen Women’s Institute on their centenary and please continue the good work!