On June 4, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Federation of Women’s Institute (NFWI) at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Established in 1915, the purpose of the NFWI was:
“…to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK.
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.”