WELLBEING OF WOMEN SILVER-GILT AWARD GARDEN - THE RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW
Wellbeing of Women is delighted to be featured at this years’ RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and are absolutely thrilled the designers of the garden, who are collaborating for the first time, have been awarded a Silver Gilt medal.
The Wellbeing of Women garden idea was born out of the designers’ – Wendy Von Buren, Amy Robertson and Claire Moreno – desire to create a beautiful garden that had purpose and meaning. After Wendy attended a Wellbeing event, they decided that the garden should be designed in honour of Wellbeing of Women’s achievements in improving the health of women and babies through the decades. All three women have their own personal connections to the work that we do and felt it was only natural that they support us in this way.
The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show opens to the public all this week until 5th July, and we encourage you to go and take a look at this truly remarkable garden. You can also support the garden by voting in the RHS People’s Choice Award. In the Small Gardens drop-down menu select ‘The Wellbeing of Women Garden’.
Wellbeing of Women is delighted to host our National Vintage Tea this summer - and we invite you and your family to join us!
The good news is that anyone can get involved and help us celebrate - all you have to do is set up a tea party for friends and raise money for us. Any funds you raise will go towards vital research into improving the health of women and babies.
For our supporters in the Leeds area, you are invited to a tea party hosted by OneMedical group. The event will be held on Friday 26th June, 2.30 - 4.30pm at The Business Centre Bank Top Farm, Blackhill Road, Leeds, LS21 1PY.
Delicious sandwiches, nibbles, cakes and treats will be served along with tea and coffee. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you would like to attend.
WELLBEING OF WOMEN RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Wellbeing of Women are seeking expressions of interest in joining our Research Advisory Committee. You can find further info here
OVARIAN TISSUE FREEZING
We are funding Dr Nikoletta Panagiotopoulou at Newcastle to study study ovarian tissue freezing. Following the news of the first woman in the world to give birth using transplanted ovarian tissue frozen when she was still a child, Dr Panagiotopoulou gave us her view
2015 TRAINING GRANTS AWARDED
We are pleased to announce the award of our 2015 training grants, including an exciting Research Training Fellowship looking at the possible cause of common gynaecological diseases related to the womb, as well as four Entry-Level Scholarships covering pre-eclampsia, child birth, womb cancer and fertility. You can read about these grants, as well as the elective bursaries we have awarded, here
HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE DIRECTION OF WOMB CANCER RESEARCH
A national group of researchers, medical bodies and charities, led by The University of Manchester is looking for help in setting the top priorities for fighting womb cancer, with a survey launched on 23 March 2015.
The Womb Cancer Alliance, a consortium of 12 leading organisations including Wellbeing of Women, is surveying women at risk, patients, family members and healthcare workers to find the best ways to direct research funds into the fourth most common cancer affecting British women.
Dr Emma Crosbie from the alliance said: "The more responses we get to this survey, the stronger our mandate will be to secure funds for research. This could make a real difference in saving lives for a few minutes of someone's time."
Take part in the survey here
ANGELINA JOLIE'S FIGHT AGAINST OVARIAN CANCER EXPLAINED
Professor RIchard Edmondson spoke to our friends at blogging site MyBaba about the choices behind Angelina Jolie's decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in an attempt to prevent ovarian cancer.
Did you know that £15,000 of the proceeds from Elemis' new launch Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Silver Edition will be going to support Wellbeing of Women? This will fund the research and treatment into gynaecological cancers, we are very proud to be involved with Elemis and are hugely grateful of their ongoing support.
You can Purchase the Silver Edition here