Wokingham and District Association for the Elderly
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
25 June 2016
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.