Buckinghamshire Federation of Women’s Institutes (BFWI) members from Amersham and across the county have been helping the community throughout the pandemic.
Since March last year, the BFWI have made and distributed scrubs bags for NHS workers and now bereavement bags, so hospital staff can give the deceased’s belongings to relatives.
Each bereavement bag, of which there are 750, has a sewn message of condolence from BFWI.
The group said that friends and families who have lost loved ones have told BFWI how touched they are by the project.
A spokesperson for BFWI added: “Unsurprisingly, during the pandemic, Buckinghamshire members have demonstrated all the values the movement embraces – getting to grips with technology so that they can still meet up online and attending virtual events/training webinars, helping in their communities in myriad ways such as volunteering at vaccination hubs, supporting the vulnerable in their community and using their craft skills to great effect.
“The WI is not just about physical meetings and speakers – it is a network of likeminded supportive women; it is fun and friendship; it provides educational opportunities; it campaigns on issues that members feel strongly about.
“The WI has always thrived through difficult times and this last year is no exception. There are 108 WIs across Buckinghamshire. There’s never been a better time to join us.”
Visit their website at bucksfwi.co.uk for more information.