Our Volunteer Network around the UK
Our network of volunteer branches are essential in helping us raise funds and awareness across the UK. Many of the branches run programmes of events, some of which are open to the general public, some only to members. Brief details of each branch are given below,If you would like to find out more, or are interested in setting up a fundraising group in your own area then please do get in touch.
For all branch and fundraising group enquiries please contact Rosie on 020 7772 6346 or by email to email@example.com
The Birmingham Branch has two new co-chairs linking the local community and the Birmingham Women's Hospital. The group works actively within the local community and also with staff at head office supporting our work by linking us to businesses and organisations in the Midlands.read more
Brighton & Hove
Brighton & Hove Branch are a friendly, active branch who run a number of events throughout the year. Not all the events are open to the general public and are often held in the homes of the branch members. read more
The Cambridge Branch the branch has held a number of events over the past few years and have also been helpful in creating and fostering contacts with the local business and educational communities in Cambridge itself.read more
The branch hold an annual large-scale lunch which raises substantial amounts of money for the charity, as well as health seminars with leading medical guest speakers.
The Doncaster Branch is our newest branch and has held a number of fantastic events so far. read more
East Hants (Basingstoke)
The East Hants Branch is one of our highest fundraising branches. Their signature event, the Farleigh Wallop Garden & Gift Fair, has become such a by-word for excellence amongst enthusiastic gardeners that it has even featured in the Saturday Telegraph magazine! But the branch do much more than just gardening and some information on a typical programme of events is given below. The Garden & Gift Fair took place in May 2011 with many sought after stalls raising a substantial amount of money for the charity. The application process to apply for a stall is highly competitive but a wonderful experience.read more
East Riding (Yorkshire)
The East Riding Branch are based around Cottingham, Beverley and Hull and hold a number of events throughout the year. This year they were honoured to be the charity partner at the Hull and East Riding Asian Cultural Association's Annual Cultural Evening.read more
The Edinburgh Branch are a lively branch with a strong committee and a good programme of events. Beyond events they also fly the flag for Wellbeing of Women in Scotland and help the head office in a number of ways. They have held very successful Purple Lunches with high-profile speakers such as former patron Sarah Brown, and the Vice-Chair of the charity, Eve Pollard. But they also branch out to do other things like becoming Phoenix card traders!read more
The Great Yarmouth Branch are a very active branch holding events throughout the year. They also proudly have our oldest volunteer amongst their members - she is over 90 and still very active. Great Yarmouth continuously hold the most diverse events throughout the year that include Greyhound Racing nights, Strawberry Lunches, and self-sponsored walks with so much enthusiasm. The branch are so open to new ideas that they have even come up with a scheme called ‘Make A Mint For Charity’ using something that looks like a polo mint packet to make lots of money! read more
The Jersey Branch hold one event a year - their annual Golf Tournament - but this is more than enough to make them one of our biggest fundraising branches.read more
The Leeds Branch was established in 2012 and they have already held sucessful events and have formed some exciting partnerships with local organisations in Leeds.read more
The Lincoln Branch offer much more than events. Their secretary Ruth Lamb is an expert in pelvic floor exercises and has spoken for the charity both at the WoW Show in 2008 and during the Always Envive Incontinence campaign in spring of 2009. The branch are planning a large-scale Ladies Lunch for summer of 2012.read more
The Northern Ireland Branch are one of our most successful branches at raising funds for the charity. They are very creative in their ideas for fundraising and have a varied programme of events as well as other fundraising initiatives. read more
Every other year they hold a ball and in 2008 it was truly a spectacular occasion on the theme of a Masquerade Ball with over 400 guests filling the Culloden Hotel. The Northern Ireland branch will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012 and we cannot wait to see what grand plans they have in store.
North Yorkshire (York)
The North Yorkshire Branch are based around York and Selby and are a great example of a branch prepared to try new things! In 2008 one of their branch members chose to skydive for the Charity, the rest of the branch sensibly helped out with a slightly less strenuous fundraising lunch. In 2007 they held a ladies lunch with one of the original 'Calendar Girls' - Tricia Steward - who shared her experiences of raising money for charity. Most recently, the branch has held successful fashion evenings at LK Bennett stores and a Tennis tournament at Pocklington Tennis Club.read more
The Nottingham Branch
The branch is run by Halimah Khaled who tirelessly works for Wellbeing of Women, raising both money and awareness. In 2008 she won the Boots Community Hero Award for the work that she does for the charity. In 2009 she held her annual Valentine's Ball, a fashion show and her annual garden party. Halimah also took part in the Adidas 5k Women's Challenge with the rest of the WoW Team on 6th September 2010.
The Nottingham branch is well within the ranks of one of those branches that will try just about anything to raise money for the charity. We have seen Strictly Come Dancing balls, X-Factor style events, and even Bollywood came to Nottingham! The branch has a fashion show and a Valentine’s ball in the pipeline.read more
The Scarborough Branch - Following the very big-blow of losing their treasurer to Ovarian cancer at the end of 2007, the branch has bounced back with renewed energy, even more determined to raise funds for Wellbeing of Women. They recently held a Chick Flick night at the Stephen Joseph Theatre themed around the film 'Sex and The City'.read more
The Sheffield Branch was the first branch ever established for Wellbeing of Women (way back in the days when the charity was called Birthright). The wonderful committee not only raise funds and awareness for the charity but also provide us with a helpful link to its past history, recently unearthing some beautiful programmes for events attended by Diana, Princess of Wales during the time she was the charity's patron.read more
The South Hampshire Branch are based around the Romsey, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford area of Hampshire and are a very active branch running a number of fundraising events throughout the year. They have had a series of Lilac Lunches and hold a golf day every year. The branch has also had successes with LK Bennett shopping evenings.read more
The Wealden Branch are a very active and friendly branch, frequently liaising with the other volunteer branches in the South East and often supporting events in London. They regularly field a team of runners for various challenge running events plus they also know how to throw a lovely summer strawberry lunch!read more
The Wimbledon Branch is led by long-time Wellbeing of Women supporter Moji Walmsley. With strong links to the community in Wimbledon the branch also support a number of London Events and liaise with the London Events Committee in planning their programme. read more