To everyone who has supported us in so many ways throughout 2015
1st Lindow Scouts (St John’s)
Raised £155 from a ‘Slumover’. This involved sleeping either outside or in the Hall, in cardboard boxes on a very windy night in December.
1st Wilmslow Guides
Raised £86 http://www.wilmslow.co.uk/news/article/12806/guides-make-a-splash-for-wilmslow-wells
My Local, Water Lane
My Local supermarket has nominated Wilmslow Wells for Africa as their charity for the year. Our collecting boxes are by their tills and in the first month £63 was collected. Thanks to Darren, the Charity organiser, and the other staff for organising this.
The annual ‘Gifted’ event again passed on the £65 donated for refreshments at their event.
Fulshaw WI Makers Market
Donna Johnstone manned a stall at the Fulshaw WI Makers Market and raised £40.
All U Need, Lindow Parade
This local shop continues to raise money for us from their adverts, as well as donating items of food for Gardens Day.
Churches Together in Wilmslow, Harvest Appeal
This raised nearly £11,000, sufficient for seven hand dug wells in Uganda. At the following Artisan Market the churches also organised an event to raise awareness of our charity. This all surpassed any of our expectations and we are very grateful. http://www.wilmslow.co.uk/news/article/12507/water-carriers-highlight-charity-appeal
AGM November 2nd 2015
Forty people attended the AGM. Carolyn Mitchell from Build it International described some of the ways that they sought to transform communities in Zambia. WWA had in the last year funded boreholes for poor communities in Mwala and Katuba in the Kapiri district as part of their clean water initiatives. Alex Jabore, whilst showing pictures from her walk, gave an account of some of the highs and lows and occasional difficulties in following her route. She answered many questions and was warmly congratulated on an amazing achievement and greatly thanked for the funds she had raised for Wilmslow Wells.
Bridge Drive at Morley Green Club, November 12th.
With Jenny and Jim Morris to answer bridge questions, we had a busy afternoon raising £1000. Thank you to the club for allowing us to use their premises without charge and to Gwyn Clayton, their Chairman, for his help both before and throughout the day of the event.
November Trustees Meeting
The Trustees meeting agreed to fund a further project with Afrinspire costing £2,217. It has been agreed to fund water harvesting and tanks at House of Joy, Uganda to the cost of £1770
The Souperday at St John’s Church raised £1,1210. We were please to welcome new volunteers, including Scouts from 1st Lindow.
A magnificent effort from 1st Lindow Explorer Scouts
We are grateful for a super £490 donation from the Scouts from sponsorship of their 3 peaks challenge walk.
June Gardens day – £1 million milestone
On a lovely summer day our Gardens day raised over £11,800 – taking our lifetime total raised to OVER £1 million. Thanks to all our gardeners and helpers.
More details on wilmslow.co.uk
March Trustees Meeting
The Trustees meeting agreed to fund three new projects.
Jenny Gibbs, currently vice-Chair is to be appointed as a Trustee and take over as Chair when Helen retires at the AGM in November.
Lands End – John O’Groats sponsored walk May 15th – July 15th 2015
Alex raised a magnificent sum of £3,974. An incredible achievement – thank you
March Souperday – another successful event
March Souperday at the Methodist Church raised £1,500. Funds raised to date since WWfA started expected to soon reach £1m.