It is with heavy hearts that FTWW and the EndoMarch Wales organisers have decided to postpone our two much-anticipated endometriosis-awareness events, EndoMarch Cardiff and EndoMarch Mold, due to take place on Saturday, March 28th, until the situation around Coronavirus is resolved. Our main reason for doing this is that most participants in our annual […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on EndoMarches Wales Postponed Until Further Notice
FTWW was delighted to be awarded runners-up / highly commended, at the recent Welsh Charity Awards. Being a small organisation run by volunteers, up against some incredible competition, we’re truly thrilled! Huge congratulations to the winners Diabetes UK Cymru, and to the Homeless World Cup, Cardiff, on their amazing achievements.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Highly Commended at the Welsh Charity Awards!
We’re incredibly pleased and grateful to ITV Wales for choosing FTWW’s campaign on endometriosis to be their headline feature on today’s evening news. Two of our amazing members, Grace and Lowri, contributed to the piece: Grace shared her personal experiences, whilst Lowri bravely represented the organisation, live, in the ITV studio! We very much hope that coverage […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on ITV Wales Endometriosis Coverage
FTWW is thrilled to have been awarded a ‘Voices From the Frontline‘ grant, aimed at ensuring that women have their voices heard at the highest levels. For FTWW, that means continuing to advocate for women and girls living with a range of health conditions, and whose healthcare needs are not necessarily being met in Wales. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Rosa ‘Voices From The Frontline’ Grant
FTWW Meets with Minister to Discuss Menstrual Well-being on the New School Curriculum for Wales Yesterday, FTWW’s CEO had a meeting with Kirsty Williams, the Minister for Education in Wales, to discuss the potential inclusion of ‘Menstrual Well-being Throughout the Life Course’ in the new school curriculum. In case readers weren’t aware – the school […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Meeting With Kirsty Williams on Menstrual Health
FTWW is really thrilled to have been invited to the BSGE – British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, conference at Celtic Manor, Newport, by host and lead Cardiff endometriosis specialist, Richard Penketh, to deliver the patient perspective to a global audience. The BSGE conference is one way in which FTWW’s place at the heart of healthcare […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Represents Patients at the BSGE Conference 2019
FTWW Update and Big Announcement We are finally in a position to announce that FTWW has received funding from Rosa – The Fund for Women & Girls for ONE year, specifically to cover the cost of renting an office space here in North Wales, AND to pay a person one day a week to do […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Our First Office / Fundraising Appeal!
Today, International Women’s Day, is a day where we’re given the opportunity to both celebrate all the wonderful things that women do and are, whilst also reminding people of how it is, still, in the 21st century, we don’t do enough of that celebration – at least, not enough to ensure that women, throughout the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on International Women’s Day 2019
FTWW would like to congratulate our board member Willow Holloway, founder, and project leader of Autistic Women’s Empowerment Project, on being a winner in ‘The Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List 2018‘. Willow received this amazing accolade for her Advocacy, Policy and Media work. We’re incredibly proud of Willow, and her inspiring achievements in the autistic […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Board Member Willow Wins Award for her Work in The Autistic Community
Statement from Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services It’s been a long time coming….But we are absolutely thrilled to announce that Welsh Government has finally released its statement on endometriosis. FTWW’s report ‘Making the Case for Better Endometriosis Care in Wales’ prompted the Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales to establish […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Endometriosis: Statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Health