Fundraising - 2017
Saddleworth WI this year are raising funds for three organisations.
OSCA - Oldham Support Group for Carers in Autism, Home Start and Saddleworth Rangers.
Tiny Tim adopted by Saddleworth WI
Transport For Sick Children is a charity with a team of volunteers who give up their time and use their own cars to take sick children from needy families to hospital and health appointments, we have volunteers in Oldham and throughout the Greater Manchester districts.
Children are taken to The Royal Oldham for general treatment but most specialist care is provided at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital however our volunteers also take children to highly specialist treatment centres at Alderhey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and also to hospitals as far away as Birmingham and Newcastle.
For further information on the charity here is a link to their web site
Here is a link to an article about the work they do that was published in the Oldham Chronicle
January 2016 - Cheque Presentation
At our January meeting we presented Funky Fitness & Fun with a cheque for £4000 towards the purchase of a minibus.
Fundraising Partners for 2015
At our February meeting we were introduced to members of Funky Fitness and fun based in Greenfield. Funky Fitness and Fun is the organisation that has been chosen this year by Saddleworth WI members to support.
Funky Fitness and Fun is a non-profit making community group who promote health and well-being for adults with additional and different needs.
Their current fundraising target is a minibus for outgoings.
First Fundraiser of 2015
Saddleworth WI's first fundraiser of 2015 was a fantastic fashion show which raised funds for our chosen community group this year - Funky Fitness & Fun with the help of Unique Fashions.
The whole afternoon was a massive success with some lovely models, fizz and food, great atmosphere and best of all we raised over £800!!!
A huge thank you to all that helped with this event and also to those who very kindly donated some great raffle prizes!
See the Photo Gallery for more photos from this event
At our January meeting we presented out outgoing charity, Oldham Berevement Support Service with their final cheque of £2000 bringing their total for the year to £3000. We rounded off the evening with a quiz.