Online Garden Party

Yes, you read that correctly! With the current situation too uncertain to arrange our usual garden party with confidence, Nick Webber Trust offer you instead an online concert of music for a summer evening, a delightful mix of styles and performers to suit all tastes, some old friends, some new.

Please keep the date: Friday, June 11th, 7:30-8:30p.m.

If you are on our email list, you will receive the Zoom link the day before the concert…..but please tell your friends too and pass the link on to them. You don’t need to have Zoom installed on your computer, you just click on the link you will be sent in an email. If you aren’t on our email list please get in touch with Pauline.

Please support these wonderful people offering their talents to support our current project to build a law centre and refuge for women and children suffering domestic abuse in Malawi, a problem which the lockdown has, of course, exacerbated.

Thank you as always for all your ongoing support, and looking forward to seeing you on June 11th!

We’re a third of the way there!

Thank you so much to all you wonderful, generous people who have bought bags of cement, solar panels and toilets to help build a much-needed refuge and drop-in law centre in Lilongwe, that will be run by Malawi’s Women Lawyers Association.

The number of donations has quite taken our breath away. We are already nearly a third of the way there, having raised £6245 on and offline.

If you feel so inclined, please do share the Justgiving page or details of the campaign with you friends, families and colleagues – and help us reach the amount needed to get the centre underway in the new year. 

Thank you so much to all you wonderful, generous people who have bought bags of cement, solar panels and toilets to help build a much-needed refuge and drop-in law centre in Lilongwe, that will be run by Malawi’s Women Lawyers Association.

The number of donations has quite taken our breath away. We are already nearly a third of the way there, having raised £6245 on and offline.

If you feel so inclined, please do share the Justgiving page or details of the campaign with you friends, families and colleagues – and help us reach the amount needed to get the centre underway in the new year. 

Nothing says Christmas like a bag of cement….

We are currently fundraising in partnership with Women’s Lawyers Association in Malawi to enable them to build a drop-in law centre and refuge for women and children affected by domestic abuse. Nick Webber Trust have pledged to raise £20,000 to purchase land in the capital, Lilongwe, and construct a basic facility where women can access free legal advice and be offered a safe place to stay until a longer-term option is found. 

This Christmas give the gift of safety by helping build this vital law centre and refuge

£10 would buy a bag of cement

£20 would buy a small solar panel

£50 would help us buy a washbasin or toilet pan

These prices are realistic and are for supplies that are needed, but obviously we will use funds allocated to this project in the most sensible way. All funds donated to support this project will be spent on this project.

You can donate via www.justgiving.com/campaign/NWT-refuge or directly into our bank account with the reference ‘refuge’.

Download a Refuge gift certificate to put under the tree/in the card.

COVID-19 and Malawi Update

In Malawi, the schools have now re-opened  just for the exam classes. The Primary Leaving and MSCE exams which should have been in June will now take place in October, so that progression to the next stage for the fortunate few can still happen.

All other classes will return at the beginning of October. The pupils all require face masks and hand gel,  which we have offered to fund for the children and young people whose education we fund through Tikondane. Tikondane have done a wonderful job in preparing the “street children” for the return as best they can and we are proud to be supporting them.

In the country as a whole the virus has not, so far, done as much damage as feared, with just under 200 deaths so far.

Christmas cards on sale – order today

This year, more than most, it is going to be important to send greetings cards to all those friends and family that we haven’t been able to meet up with as much as we normally would. As it happens we have the perfect greetings card available for you to order right now, and tick that off your to-do list!

The design above, which we have captioned “Room at the Inn”, features the contribution made by our new hostel to providing opportunity for girls and young women to continue their education. The inside of the card is pictured below. 

Still available at only £4 for ten cards, with envelopes, and with free delivery as a thank you for your support. The cards are also available without the Christmas greeting, a handy stocking filler gift or for writing “Thank You”s or quick notes.
 
To order, just email Pauline at webber.pauline@gmail.com or telephone her on 07906243191, making clear if you would like the Christmas greeting or not. To pay, please if you can make a direct transfer to our bank account (Sort code:089299 – Acc No: 65156711) with the reference ‘Cards’. If you are not able to direct transfer, a cheque will be very acceptable.