A Buckinghamshire based women’s club has made a huge impact in the community, raising thousands of pounds by organising events throughout the year for local charities.
CAWC International Women’s Club (formerly known as the Chiltern American Women’s Club) is a local social and philanthropic club, for women of all nationalities, with members from The Chalfonts and surrounding areas.
Founded in 1987, they have raised an impressive £350,000 for various local charities over the years. Every two to three years they choose a new charity to support through a formal selection process.
Their current charity is the Chilterns-based Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Breathing Support Project. The branch is run by volunteers and supports local people with MND, their families, and carers.
The CAWC Bazaar at the end of last year raised more than £25,000 for the Chiltern’s based MND project and the group has a number of fundraising events planned for the coming months including crafts, sports and walking events.
Sue Eddy, (pictured) a physiotherapist involved with the MND Breathing Support Project, said: “The CAWC Bazaar was absolutely amazing. Beautiful stalls and fabulous food and drink. Every bit of the funds raised will go to expanding and deepening the support we’re able to give MND sufferers and their loved ones.”
All of the money raised will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Breathing Support Project, delivered by the Palliative Care Service based at Florence Nightingale Hospice, part of Buckinghamshire NHS Trust. The project has the backing of the Chiltern Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.