Why fundraise?

‘I have been touched by how you care, and work. It’s been very encouraging and given me a sense of not being alone. This is important to me as I don’t have any family, just my two sons. So, I’m just saying that I’m seeing very special people in you and I appreciate that so much’.

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2016 Fundraising

Students at Highams Park School raised £250 from the ‘First Give Programme’

Sadia Murza raised £200 from running 12k and climbing at Go Ape.

Norman Kirby donated £1000

Winter term parents at classes raised £62 at raffle and cake stall

Kilimanjaro Climb – Will Mista raised £1280

Charity Walk for Peace 29 May raised £6022. 43 WFDA walkers came along to the Ahmadiyya Muslime Elders Association charity sponsored walk.

Charity walk
Lois Hood, 2016 Chair of WFDA receiving cheque from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association at award ceremony at the Houses of Commons

Class Presentation Night raised around £350.

2015 Fundraising

Joint WFDA and Macmillian Coffee evening at classes raised £84 for WFDA.

Easter Tombola at classes raised £209

Class Presentation Night raised £653

Summer Cake Stall at classes £53

2014 Fundraising

Wine Tasting Evening 29 March raised £666.

Big Picture Screening – raised £45 from £1 film admittance.

St Peter’s-in-the-forest Church donated £100

Class Presentation Night raised £368.

2013 Fundraising

Cake Stall:   A WFDA member, Jackie Chai and  staff at Walthamstow School for Girls hosted a weekly cake stall and raised £105. There was a range of cake pops, cup cakes, fruit loafs and Asian delicacies.  Also a parent at our classes; Samina Siddiqi organised a ‘Samosa Sale’ and made a tasty profit of £25.

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Diary:   For a £1.00 buy a special day in our Diary and when all the dates are filled the winner gets £50, with the rest of the money going to WFDA.  Buy as many days as you want! Contact Norma on 07941 870336.

Recently one of our supporters, Christine Wilson sadly passed away.  Everyone at WFDA was touched by her kind gesture of requesting that her family and friends should make a donation to our charity; through their generosity £330 was raised.

Quiz Night:   We raised through tickets and the  raffle £966!  Big thank you to WFDA  trustees, Anne and Eric England who organised the event;  John Brown, our Quizmaster and everyone that helped.

Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association fundraising cake stall
Cake Stall at classes 2013

Thank you both to Walthamstow School for Girls who raised £227 from a weekly cake stall and Samina Siddiqi,   who organised a WFDA/Macmillan Coffee Evening at our Monday classes (in photo with volunteer Norma Regnier). £126 was raised and shared evenly between the 2 charities.

Waitrose:  Thank you to everyone who dropped their green counters into the WFDA donation box at the South Woodford Branch of Waitrose in May.  We were able to raise £225. 

Class of 2013:  Annual student Award night.  Thanks to Jo Kent, again this year West Essex Sports Club kindly let us use their clubhouse for free.  Through, Marshall Barret, a Jack Petchy Award winner we had the chance to Sumo wrestle and tackle a Bucking Bronco.   Thank you to everyone that came and through the tickets and raffle we raised £340.

Highams Park Day:   At our stall we raised £95 and received a further £100 from the Highams Park Forum.  Thank you for all your donations and to Adele Bird, Margaret Heath, Cressida Campbell, Marilyn Hawes, Anne England and Elly Pearce who worked through a very hot day!

Guest speaking:  Barrie Hucks from the Woodford Green Rotary Club kindly invited us to speak about WFDA at their weekly meeting.  We were made very welcome and two of the Rotarians (retired successful businessmen) shared their own experiences of having dyslexia.  Andrew Cork, their President has since confirmed that we’ll be receiving a generous £1000 donation. This will be used to update our website.

41 Club:  We gave a talk to the Chingford 41 Club about the charity and raised £50

Christmas class raffle: we raised £85 at the Monday evening session.

2012 Fundraising

Wine Tasting Evening

We held a Wine tasting evening and raised just under £1000.

Auction Supper:   Katherine Marshall, one of our Trustees organised an Auction Fundraising Supper at Peterhouse Church and raised the amazing amount of just over £1000!  .

Cake Stall:  Many thanks to Anne England, (WFDA membership secretary) and helpers who ran a cake stall at Chingford Day and raised £117.

Annual Football Tournament:    West Essex Football Club raised for us £1000 at their annual tournament.   Thank you to Sheena Penfold (WFDA Class Co-ordinator) who helped make this happen!

Class of 2012 Presentation night:   We raised £351 on the night through tickets and a raffle.  Thank you to West  Essex Sports Club for letting us use their premise and for our DJ Kevin Saint—all at no charge!

Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association fundraising triathlon

Triathlon:  Dave Bigham attended our free ‘Next Step’ adult education class.  As a thank you, at the end of May he raised money for WFDA by competing in a triathlon (swimming, cycling, running) at Dorney Lake, Eton.

Peterhouse Church Fayre: one our trustees,  Katherine Marshall ran a stall selling a range of items and raised £70.  Is there somewhere you could host a stall?  Let us know.

2011 Fundraising

Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association fundraising bike ride
From Whitby to Scarborough 2011