The Women’s Aid Federation was set up in 1974 and provides practical and emotional support as part of a range of services to women and children experiencing violence.
The initiative to support the Women’s Aid project for the next three years was announced at the leader of Berkshire Freemason in September 2012 and members were asked to deliver directly to the Women’s Aid collection points within our area and also to our own container at the Berkshire Masonic Centre, Sindlesham.
This 30’ container was full to overflowing on 28th November when a furniture van and a selection of four other vans and cars undertook to deliver the clothes, toys, cosmetics and tinned foods to the women’s aid centre in Slough. To say they were pleased with the consignment would be an understatement – indeed, we filled their facility to the top with high quality, clean and interesting items.
Woman’s Aid had not appreciated what 3,000 committed members could produce when an appeal of this type touched theirs and their families’ hearts. As well as this very well received delivery of goods, the Berkshire Masonic Charity also delivered a donation of £1000 which was described as “the icing on the cake” by the charity who want us to pass on their warmest thanks for the support and help the Berkshire Fremasons have provided. We did a great job!