Wokingham and District Association
for the Elderly

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£1500 Donation

27 April 2018
four people in the garden with cheque
WBro John Wilkins (Charity Steward), Jackie Wilson (WADE Fundraising Trustee), Carole Barnes (WADE Acting Chair) and WBro Andy McNab.

On Wednesday 25 April WADE were presented with a very generous cheque from the local branch of fundraising charity The Masonic Charitable Foundation, who award millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people.

WBro Andy McNab chose WADE as his nominated charity of the year when he was the Worshipful Master of The Priory Lodge, that meets in Sindlesham.

WADE are so grateful for this wonderful donation. Jackie Wilson (WADE Fundraising Trustee) said, "The money will be used to enhance the gardens of the Day Centre, which are so enjoyed by our members. Our first project will be to build two raised beds, which will encourage the members to get involved with some light gardening. Most of them have lived in houses with gardens in the past, and they miss being able to get involved with planting and growing flowers and vegetables. If there is money left over, we will put it towards a sturdy gazebo, so that the members are able to take full advantage of the garden."

Grand National Day

16 April 2018
several people around a table
people in the dining room

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
two adults and child holding decorated plate
The winning plate

Many thanks to all children who participated in our Summer Fair children's painting competition this year – 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!

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

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

As part of their Community Matters programme, 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.