Our Club project work is both local and International. By holding a variety of fundraising events we support these projects:
Our newest project is Pregnancy Twinning a small and emerging charity working in Malawi and now Nigeria. Pregnancy Twinning helps women in Malawi and now Nigeria to give birth safely.
Just £42.00 will support a Mum and provide her with:
- Help getting to a health clinic for antenatal checks
- Pregnancy advice, support and a listening ear from a local Mother Buddy
- The opportunity to give birth safely at a clinic rather than at home
- Visits for six months after the birth to give advice on nutrition, hygiene and staying healthy
- Help with accessing ARV treatment, if she is living with HIV, making sure that her baby is born HIV-free
Find out more about this lovely project at www.pregnancytwinning.org
Halton Haven Hospice
Our local Hospice like many others needs constant help with funding. It is vital to our community so we support it with donations from our fundraising events.
Halton Women’s Aid
The Club supports Halton Women’s Refuge by donating new towels and toiletries. “It is so nice to have my own brand new towels and toiletries for me and the children.” This remark was passed on by one of the women when she arrived at the centre.
Club members have produced special cushions designed to provide pain relief and remove discomfort following mastectomies. These have been passed on to the breast cancer ward.this year to mark our 70th anniversary we will be making and donating 70 cushions.
Modern Day Slavery
The club supports the Frodsham Churches Against Trafficking group and whenever possible helps with awareness raising and fundraising activities for victims of human trafficking. Funds raised are given to the Salvation Army. We have made donations of warm clothing and Christmas gifts to City Hearts to support their work with trafficked victims.
Meru Women’s Garden Project
The club is supporting the Soroptimist Federation three year project in partnership with Child.Org. The Meru Women’s Garden Project aims to train some of the poorest women-led households in rural Kenya, and is entirely focusedon providing opportunities to women and girls.
Water and Sanitation
We regularly support Water Aid by circulating a water jug at our meetings into which members put the 5 pence pieces or other small change they have collected.
We also raise funds for Toilet Twinning – to date we have raised enough funds to twin four toilets in remote parts of Africa and Asia.
Mary’s Meals aims to provide chronically hungry children from poor and war torn parts of the world with one meal every school day, encouraging education that can lift them out of poverty in later life. It costs just £13.90 to provide school meals for a whole school year.
The Club also takes part in consultation by local bodies on an ad hoc basis, and responds to requests for funding as our resources allow. Please contact us via this website in the first instance.