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Grand National Day

16 April 2018
Town mayor and 5 staff
Wokingham Town Mayor Cllr Peter Lucey pictured with Carole Barnes (WADE Acting Chair), Jackie Wilson (Fundraising Trustee), Chris Barnes (Trustee), Debra Pahalka (Centre Manager) and Carol Williams, Landlady of the Queen's Head, Wokingham.
people in the dining room
several people around a table

WADE had a fantastic Grand National Day on Saturday 14 April 2018.

The event was organised by WADE Fundraising Trustee, Jackie Wilson and raised a total of £2,150 for the charity, which will go to excellent use towards the running and upkeep of the Day Centre.

Grateful thanks to all who attended, donated, sponsored and supported us on the day. Much appreciated.

£1000 donation from Wokingham Lions

7 December 2017
four people with giant cheque

On Thursday 7 December Carole Barnes (Vice Chair), Jackie Wilson (Fundraising Trustee) and Gerald Cockroft (Trustee) were delighted to receive a cheque for £1,000 from Wokingham Lion John Cleary. This was a donation from the proceeds of the WADE Music and Real Ale Festival that was held on Saturday 16th December 2017. The funds will go towards keeping the Day Centre up and running for the elderly community of Wokingham.

Summer Fair - 10th June

7 June 2017

Town Mayor Cllr Peter Lucey judged our Summer Fair children’s painting competition this year. Many thanks to all children who participated – we received some wonderful efforts that were on display for all to admire during the event.

The winning plate was designed by Emma Goodwin from Emmbrook Junior School who wins 4 x Odeon Cinema passes! Well done Emma!

mayor with decorated plates
Peter Lucey judging entries
two adults and child holding decorated plate
The winning plate

Donation from Herrington Carmichael LLP

17 October 2016
Logo of Heerrington Carmichael

We are delighted to have received a donation from Herrington Carmichael LLP, of both Wokingham and Camberley. Alistair McArthur, Partner with Herrington Carmichael, commented as part of the donation, "As a firm of solicitors in Wokingham, we are delighted to be able to support the ongoing work of Wokingham and District Association for the Elderly and all that they do to support individuals in the Wokingham community. From our first hand experience, we have seen the excellent work that they do". WADE is very grateful to receive corporate donations of this nature to support our work.

Community Matters

22 July 2016
two men with giant cheque

WADE have been awarded a generous donation of £380 through Waitrose local programme 'Community Matters'.

Peter Lucey, Trustee of Wokingham and District Association for the Elderly (WADE), gratefully accepts a cheque for £380 from Henry Wickens, on behalf of Waitrose Ltd, Wokingham. As part of their Community Matters program, Waitrose generously offer £1000 each month to worthy local causes, and customers can select among the three beneficiaries every time they shop. For June 2016, the beneficiaries were WADE, St Mungo's Reading, and Wokingham CAB.

Teatime 90

25 June 2016
Cutting Queen's birthday cake
Photo credit: Jon Bradley Photography

WADE & Wokingham Town Council hosted 'Teatime 90' for residents of the Borough to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday.

WADE hosted afternoon tea for Wokingham residents of 90 years of age in conjunction with Wokingham Town Council at the Day centre on 25 June 2016 to commemorate the Queen's 90th Birthday. It was a wonderful afternoon and enjoyed by all who attended. Town Mayor Councillor Mrs Gwynneth Hewetson attended the event along with WADE Patron Lady Elizabeth Godsal.