Life changing Christmas present

For most girls and young women in Malawi managing their periods is difficult as very few have any sanitary products or pants. Most simply don’t go to school during their period – which means that they miss up to a quarter of their education after they hit adolescence. 
 
This Christmas we are giving you the opportunity to change that for the girls and young women whose education NWT support. Your gift of £12 will enable us to provide each female school student 5 reusable sanitary pads, 4 bars of soap, a tub to wash them in, a sealable bag to store them in, and 2 pairs of underwear.

You can donate via https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/schoolgirl or directly into our bank account with the reference ‘Christmas’.

Download your choice of Life changing present gift certificate or Bloody good present gift certificate to put under the tree/in the card.

If we receive enough donations to help more young women than those whose education we support, we will offer them to other young women who attend school through our existing projects and relationships.

Young women at a project we support. It is young women like these who will benefit from our campaign

Update on the law centre and refuge

Before we unveil this year’s Christmas present campaign, we  wanted to give you an update on our project with the 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.  We have now reached our initial target of £20,000, a suitable piece of land has been purchased in the capital city, a local architect has designed a plan for the building, local contractors are being interviewed this week, and construction will be underway very soon!

More good news: at long last Pauline is allowed to visit Malawi again, and will be on hand to witness the progress made.

Christmas is coming …..eventually


To ease your worry about whether you’ll be able to get your pigs in a blanket on time, we can offer a crisis-free start to your Christmas preparations….one aspect you can safely and helpfully get sorted right now. Yes, our NWT Christmas cards are now available!

Again focusing on our efforts to increase the opportunities open to  girls and young women, this year’s card, which we are calling “The Work of Our Hands”, features one beneficiary of our training courses in carpentry. 

We also have a few of last year’s cards, “Room at the Inn”, featuring the hostel for female students, which are available with or without the Christmas greeting.

All cards are available at £4:50 per pack of ten, plus a contribution to post and packing. (As a guide, it costs £1.83 to post two packs, whereas £3:10 covers anything up to ten packs).

You can order by emailing or messaging  webber.pauline@gmail.com, or by post (1, Apple Tree Walk, Clymping, West Sussex, BN17 5QN). And you can pay by cheque, posted to the same address, or by direct bank transfer.

Why not do it now, and breathe a sigh of relief?

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.