Thank you Welford The WI (National Federation of Women's Institutes) for raising funds and collecting gift items for our charity. It has been amazing to have your support.
It was great to receive the lovely message below from Denise, President of Welford WI sharing why our charity was chosen and what the members did to help support us.
"Welford WI members voted for The Lewis Foundation as their nominated charity for 2020/21. Our fund raising is normally done at meetings with the sale of books, jigsaws and a raffle. However, as the pandemic took hold our meetings were cancelled. This did not stop our very resourceful secretary Jane from filling her hallway with books and jigsaws to enable a socially distanced doorstep perusal and purchase! She even delivered boxes of books to WI members and villagers who were unable to leave their home due to shielding.
Our first meeting in the village hall in June 2021 raised further funds due to the generosity of the speaker, Kazia, who donated her books, asking members to make a donation to our nominated charity. We have also had stalls at the two village Street Markets held during lockdown with all proceeds going to the charity.
Having been a recipient of a Lewis Foundation gift pack myself, and knowing other friends and relatives who have also received one, I cannot express how comforting it was during a very frightening time. Thank you so much for all the wonderful work you do for adult cancer patients."
If you want to find out how you can help give back in 2022, visit: https://lnkd.in/dCKUzbM