Pennies for Friendship

Women Walk the World - Bearsted and Thurnham WI

Each year on or around 29th April, women worldwide celebrate ACWW’s international network by joining together to Walk the World. Bearsted and Thurnham WI are delighted that you are supporting them as they Walk the World to raise awareness of the role women play in global food systems.

About Bearsted and Thurnham WI's Walk in 2020

This year we are walking on Friday 16 October, and the walk will be in Cobtree Manor park (ME14 3AX). Meet in the car park at 10.30 am. There are various walks suitable for differing abilities.

The café is open for light snacks but you have to sit outside. If we are lucky with very good weather some may even wish to bring a picnic lunch as the park is beautiful and there are places to sit all over.

Check the website for Cobtree Manor Park for more information and maps - here. Parking is £2.

This event is being organised by WI ACWWW Representative Tricia Ashdown on behalf Bearsted and Thurnham Women's Institute. Please let Sandra Gemelli know if you intend to come. Mobile 07757753065 for any last minute messages.

Please use the secure portal below to makde a donation to ACWW inspired by Bearsted and Thurnam WI's Women Walk the World.


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How is 2020 Different?

This year, ACWW and it's members have been affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Because member societies are rightly following WHO and government guidelines and not having meetings, we have seen a decrease in donations to the enabling fund of ACWW: Pennies for Friendship.

You will know that our projects donations (The Women Empowered Fund) are restricted to only funding projects and their direct associated costs, so all the other work of ACWW is reliant on Pennies for Friendship. This includes UN representation and participation, promotional and educational materials like the magazine and leaflets, research, Board members' outreach, board and committee meetings, and staffing.

While ACWW has financial security because of our reserves, we need our members to help ensure that ACWW is able to continue all of it's vital work, this year and beyond. So, as you plan your event, we will provide you with resources that explain how ACWW uses your donations to help rural women around the world.