Members from the Totnes WI (women’s institute) branch who ran an exhibition called in-Visible at Birdwood House, Totnes, in April are delighted to announce they raised the sum of £220 for Women’s Aid. The monies are to go towards the purchase of much needed items in the women’s shelter and their safe houses in the Torbay area.
Margaret Stone, who took part in the pohoto shoot, filming and exhibition said “I would like to say a personal thank you to all the very kind business that supported our raffle for the woman’s refuge, without their very generous prizes we would certainly not have raised so much money.
It’s been great fun for me personally to be involved with the in-Visible project, having recently retired from a very social job l was feeling a bit lost. Having done the photo shoot and then getting involved in the subsequent activities has made me feel alive again. Having been Mayor of Totnes l know how important it is for women regardless of age to feel that they are being seen”.
“Since creating the concept – in-Visible”, said Lili John, “all of us who have been involved with the various aspects of the campaign have stayed true to the founding principals of the the WI with regards to the empowering and educating women regardless of their age, heritage or social background. It’s fantastic to know our small efforts are having a profound and positive effect on women in our society”.
The in-Visible exhibits can be seen at various galleries and art spaces throughout South Devon for the rest of 2016 and will be at the Artizan Gallery, Torquay in October. The women will also be sharing their behind the scenes story at the ‘Ways with Words’ festival as part of new ‘Word Circus’ Fringe at Dartington in July.
For further information about the in-Visible campaign contact Lili at: email@example.comFollow