SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Hambrook Women's Institute


Tuesday 20th March 2018 has seen SCLT volunteer Ash Jones giving  a presentation on Senior Safe Driving to Hambrook Women's Institute (WI), who meets every month at Elizabeth's Hall, Hambrook Lane, Hambrook in Bristol.


With an audience of  enthusiastic WI members, Ash entertained and informed the group with a 45-minute presentation on the subject of safer driving in later life. This focused upon advice and tips to prolong your motoring enjoyment and suggestions on risk management and alternative methods of transport for when the time finally come and one decides to hang up the car keys.


As well as the Senior Safe Driving presentation The SCLT Public Presentation Team now offer a wider portfolio of talks for community groups and clubs who require a guest speaker for their meetings, luncheons, dinners and other special events throughout the year. The new presentations include topics such as; The British Honours System, Dracula ‘The Man - The Myth’ and Field Marshal Bill Slim – Britain’s Forgotten Hero, as well as their highly popular and award-winning Senior Safety presentations


All the new talks are delivered with the support of state-of-the-art PowerPoint presentations, which include audio and video and are delivered by one of the highly experienced SCLT presenters, who are also members of the Professional Speakers Association.


The Women's Institute (WI), is a community-based organisation for women, was founded in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, by Adelaide Hoodless in 1897. It then expanded to Britain, and later to other countries. Many WIs belong to the Associated Country Women of the World organization.


The British WI movement was formed in 1915 in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (Llanfair PG), Anglesey Wales. It had two clear aims: to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and it is now the largest women's voluntary organisation in the UK. The organisation celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015 and currently has approximately 208,000 members in 7,000 WIs.


Amongst WI aims and activities are providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, enabling them to take part in a wide variety of activities, campaigning on issues that matter to them and their communities.


Every individual WI meets at least once a month and there is usually a speaker, demonstration or activity at every meeting for members to learn and develop a range of different skills. Craft has always played an important role in the WI and thousands of members are involved in a range of different crafts across England and Wales.


The Women's Institute is often associated with food, cooking and healthy eating, and food and cooking form an important part of the WI's history.


At the conclusion of the evening, Ash commented, “As ever, I have really enjoyed my visit to a Women’s Institute. The Hambrook audience have been my best of the year so far and really engaged with our message of senior safe driving. There were many great questions from the crowd and I enjoyed sharing our advice and tips on staying safe behind the wheel.”


Every member of the audience received a personal copy of the Senior Siren magazine – the award-winning crime prevention and lifestyle magazine of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team.

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