Each year Camberley WI selects a local charity for which to raise money. In accordance with the rules of the National Federation of WI, this must be a charity from which our members and their families could benefit.
In 2019 / 2020 we chose a local branch of Riding for the Disabled, and Our Sanctuary (Women's Refuge). Over £400 was raised at our annual Bring and Buy Sale. We donated a total of £500 to each of the charities.
Our active craft group have been knitting Trauma Teddies for Surrey Fire Service - the fire engines will carry a stock of these to hand to a child involved in an incident to hopefully distract them from the trauma around them. Don't they look fantastic?
In April 2020, we donated £250 to Frimley Health Charity to support NHS staff in the fantastic work they were doing during the Corona Virus outbreak, and also supplied £250 in food to Surrey Heath Prepared to be sent to vulnerable families in the local area.
The craft group knitted Easter Chicks for Phyllis Tuckwell hospice.
The chicks will each be filled with a creme ege and sold to raise money for this worthy cause.
In November 2019 we donated £100 in food to BESOM, a local charity providing food parcels to needy families. Here are Ruth & Elaine shopping for the items...
... and here are some of the resulting food parcels...