Supporting local charities

The events team embraces the ABWM ethos of Charity, Fun and support as it organises fun and enjoyable events; whereby we fundraise either for a specific charity or for the overall charity pot.

The purpose is to help charities who are helping women and children - although there are some exceptions depending on the applications we receive.

Charities are invited to apply for funding and the ABWM committee review and approve the applications at the end of the fiscal year in March.

 

The last year was particularly challenging. However, we managed to raise a significant amount and also donated non-monetary items, such as face masks, dry food goods and clothing.

We also help members to find voluntary roles, whether they would like to utilise skills from their work roles, or prefer a more challenging role. We firmly believe in giving back to the community we live in.

Some fundraising events and NGOs we have supported in 2020-2021:

  • Donation to Myanmar Education Centre to feed refugee children for a year.

  • Pink October Lunch raised funds for Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA).

  • Laptop donations: A total of 52 brand new Lenovo laptops donated to B40 high achieving students, Lighthouse Children Welfare Home, Rumah Hope, Shelter Home, The Comforter’s Hope Welfare, Rumah Charis, an Orang Asli community and Montfort Boys Town.

  • Christmas Secret Santa to children at Rumah Charis Children’s home.

  • Food Donation Drive to Alliance of Chin Refugees, this also included pre-loved clothing and toys for children.

  • Kitchenware and beds donated to Ebenezer Home. 

In any ‘normal’ year we would also have a Christmas bazaar and support over 20 charities at this event. This year, to continue supporting charities, we have been putting their flyers on our Facebook page and our members can choose where they would like to donate.

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Clare Harraghy

Senior Charities Coordinator

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Deirdre Davies

Charities Coordinator

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Rose Karim-Embleton

Charities Coordinator

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Dawn Morris

Charities Coordinator