WADE is a registered charity whose aim is to promote the welfare of the elderly in the Wokingham Borough area. The Charity was founded by the late Jean Davy, a former Mayor of Wokingham, and the Day Centre at 40 Reading Road, Wokingham was opened in 1974. Our Registered Charity Number is 258311.
WADE membership and the use of the centre is open to anyone who is sixty or over and living in the Wokingham Borough area.
The Centre opens from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank and public holidays).
Our Patron is The Lady Elizabeth Godsal. WADE is governed by a board of Trustees, led by our Chairman, Stuart Rowsell, MBE.
The caring, catering and driving staff's salaries are generally covered by the charity’s funds, we only ask individual members to pay a modest annual membership fee, plus a small charge for their midday meal/refreshments, to allow us to minimize our charges to the elderly. However, WADE has to make continuous and vigorous efforts to raise funds and donations. Please do get in touch if you would like to make a contribution.
We welcome Volunteers of any age wishing to support to the aims of WADE.
"My family has always supported WADE in the past. Indeed, 40 years ago when my sister and I were at The Holt, we volunteered at WADE. So when the time came for my parents to need help, I was particularly grateful to find WADE was there for us and the staff at WADE were still willing to go that extra mile - with a smile - to help us through a difficult time."
"Staff are very caring and it is a delight to come to WADE each week. The members are so friendly and the food is excellent."
"I couldn't wait to come back to Wade after a spell in hospital. One word describes WADE - 'Perfect'."
"My husband and I would like to thank you for the excellent service you provide at WADE. Doreen has enjoyed coming to you and always raved about the lunches! We too have appreciated the break of a few hours that her days at WADE have afforded us."
Patricia Robson (daughter in-law)