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Wade News

Wade stall in Market Place

14 September 2020

The Town Mayor Councillor Tony Lack and his Mayoress visited the Wade stall in Market Place, Wokingham, on Saturday 12th September 2020. We were delighted to see them and everyone else who came to support us on the day. The stall was aimed at raising awareness for the charity, particularly in these times of crisis where funding is a huge challenge, and also the Wade 150 Club, as we are still looking to further expand the membership numbers.

Wade stall in Market
Wokingham Town Mayor Cllr Tony Lack and his Mayoress, Debra Pahalka (Wade Centre Manager) and Philip Mirfin (Wade Trustee)

Wade 150 Club

28 July 2020
group holding Club150 banner outside Wade
Photo by courtesy of Wokingham Today

Wade has launched a new fundraising lottery - the Wade 150 Club - to boost funds for the Day Centre in this time of crisis and to reward its supporters. Here is the Wokingham Paper's coverage of the new venture.

You can find more details about the Wade 150 Club on our Fundraising page.

Our thanks to Yateley Men's Shed

June 2020
picture of protective visor and a mens' shed

We would like to thank Yateley Men's Shed for their kindness and generosity in providing Wade with face shields/visors in preparation for staff to wear after our reopening.

Many thanks to John and the team for their hard work and efforts in making and supplying these vital pieces of equipment.

Here is the Men's Shed website, where you can see some of the wonderful projects that they carry out on a voluntary basis for the community.

Gift bags

table with coloured bags containing goodies
May 2020

Over lockdown we were busy delivering gift bags with goodies and treats to our Members. Many of them live alone or have been in isolation for months, and we just wanted to let them know that we are missing and thinking about them all. Huge thanks to Tesco Wokingham and Waitrose & Partners Wokingham for their generosity and very kind donations that helped us to achieve this.

Fashion Show

12 March 2020

Wade held a fundraising charity fashion show ‘girls night out’ on Wednesday 4 March 2020 at Wade Day Centre in Wokingham in conjunction with ‘Travelling Trends’ (Fundraising Fashion Shows) who provided two models. There were also four volunteer models, including two Wade staff.

model wearing mauve, white, black
model wearing pink dress

After the show there was an opportunity to shop and browse through the wonderful outfits available to buy through Travelling Trends.

There was a huge amount of interest in this event and tickets were sold out well in advance of the show.

The organiser was ‘Friend of Wade’ Sally Newlove. We raised a fantastic total of £1,160 for Wade through ticket, raffle and refreshment sales.

Many thanks to Sally and all involved for their hard work and efforts.