As a legacy from our Diamond Jubilee celebration in 2012, we set up an Education Bursary Fund. Our focus is raising the status of local women by offering to assist those who have been through traumatic experiences and, with the help of the three local charities we support, are now ready to build a new life for themselves.
Here we are in 2020 still providing small grants to help with fees for courses or equipment they need. We are thrilled that the first two women we sponsored came to one of our meetings and talked about how it had helped to turn their lives around as it gave them the chance to gain essential qualifications. Both are now working in jobs they love. And this has continued – we get regular updates from those we have helped.
We have had a number of successful fund raising events in the last 7 years to boost the Education Bursary Fund. Sadly the Quiz we planned to hold in March 2020 had to be cancelled due to the lockdown to fight COVID 19 BUT It will be held instead on 24th March 2021 at Seckford Golf club – 50% of the proceeds going to the Bursary finds, 50% to Lighthouse Women’s Aid.