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Our AGM Invitation

WAND AGM 2015 PosterWAND invites you to our AGM for 2015 which is being held on Wednesday 8 July from 6pm at the Borough Gardens House in Dorchester.

As well as the usual AGM business and a delicious cream tea, we are excited to welcome Fiona Heckels who will be giving a talk (and demo) entitled “Lovely for Ladies, Garden Herbs for Wellness and Nurture”.

Fiona is a local herbalist with many years experience and training who runs a business with her friend Karen called Sensory Solutions.  Fiona believes that our local environment contains all we need for a medicinal cabinet and this talk will introduce you to local herbs and plants that you can use to improve your health and well being.

Please email wanddorset@gmail.com or phone Emma on 01305 252204 if you have any queries.

The Borough Gardens are located on the south west end of Borough Gardens – the nearest car park is Fairfield (the location of the market).

View a printable version of the poster here.

Inspirational Woman Awards

Venus Awards LogoThis year Bournemouth University is supporting the Venus Awards (http://www.venusawards.co.uk/Dorset).

The award in question is the Inspirational Woman Award – for a woman that goes out of her way to help others.  Bournemouth university are keen that they receive nominations for female unsung heroes in the community.

In order to nominate you need follow this link: http://valasystem.com/login where you will be asked to register and fill in a short online form.  The nominations are now open and close on the 28 May 2015.

FGM: an interesting piece in the Guardian today

Surgical instrumentsToday’s Guardian Woman reports that campaigners against female genital mutilation (FGM) have cautiously welcomed government moves to require professionals to report suspected cases of FGM, but have also warned of the risk of alienating communities and forcing the practice further underground.

The government launched a consultation today into mandatory reporting of FGM that will ask which professionals should be forced to report, how it should be introduced and what punishment frontline professionals should face if they fail to report an incidence of FGM, click here to view the consultation.

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