Events and Fundraising

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Events and Fundraising

Events

The programme includes occasional talks, coffee mornings, luncheons, receptions, concerts and other cross-cultural activities such as the Friendship/Cultural visits, all of which are designed to promote friendship and understanding between women of member countries or who are members of likeminded organisations.  These events are held in a variety of interesting locations, from private homes, restaurants and clubs, to Embassies and High Commissions and funds raised go, primarily, to the Council’s support of Training Programmes (see Courses page).

Where the venue is not restrictive on numbers, events are opened more widely.

In the last few years The Women’s Council has joined other organisations with ties to the Commonwealth in sharing an annual event. For example, in 2016 we visited The Middle Temple. Since then we’ve enjoyed a river trip to Greenwich, including a visit to The Queens House, as well as a day in the City of London, visiting Guildhall, Pewterers’Hall and St Lawrence Jewry and visiting The Museum of The Bank of England followed by lunch in a nearby restaurant. The other object of these shared events is to be more aware of our respective aims and provide an opportunity to share ideas.

For more information about these and other events please contact our Events Organisers at :  enquiries-twc@outlook.com

Fundraising

Members, friends and other supporters of The Women’s Council generously contribute their time and energy in raising funds to support our aims. Plants sales, coffee mornings and summer lunches are typical examples, but an outstanding gesture of support was Piaras Moore’s 1000 Mile Walk in 2018 which raised over £10,000.

TWC CookBook of International Recipes

During the Covid-19 ‘Lockdown’ The Women’s Council (TWC) formed a small team to create a E-Recipe Book.   Urged on by one of our Honorary Vice Presidents, Rosina Dhala, and with the encouragement of contributors, we have raised funds to sponsor a special Training Course for women professionals working in the field of disability, supported by TWC for the last forty years.

The Cook Book has since been printed and is available to buy. A poster advertising “The Way to Cook with The Women’s Council”can be seen and downloaded here.

We hope you will enjoy this exquisite collection of fine recipes from the kitchens of our wonderful supporters. There is a wide variety, coming from all over the world and from our Members, Friends and Patrons.

Please contact us by e-mailing : enquiries-twc@outlook.com

Cook Book Video

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If you would like to help us by organising or participating in fundraising events, please do contact us.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 16th June 2022 – AGM at the University Women’s Club, followed by Lunch at 1pm (pre-booking for Lunch is required).

Late October 2022 – Coffee Morning and Talk on Zoom

Wednesday 7th December 2022 – Christmas Luncheon at The Army and Navy Club (The RAG)

TWC will also continue to host some additional Zoom events and face to face Coffee mornings.

For details contact enquiries-twc@outlook.com

Some Recent Events

Spring Luncheon

3rd May 2022

The Women’s Council members and guests enjoyed a wonderful Spring Luncheon at the Royal Overseas League. This was held in the elegant Rutland Room with outstanding views of the ROSL…

Lunar New Year 2022, Year of the Tiger

22nd February 2022

The first event of the year was a celebration of the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival as it is also known. As last year, it was celebrated virtually and…

Christmas Celebration

8th December 2021

TWC celebrated a virtual Christmas full festive cheer. A video about “Christmas around the World” was enjoyed by guests from around the world, including our friends from ADAPT in Mumbai.…

Diwali Luncheon

10th November 2021

We were delighted to host the return of our events at The Army and Navy Club in London. Diwali, the Festival of Lights, was celebrated with our Patrons and representatives…

A Talk by novelist, Sarah Harrison

15th September 2021

On this occasion we were joined by novelist Sarah Harrison, a lady of many talents. Sarah told us she has always enjoyed writing, basing her stories on people she’s met…

Patrons’ Welcome Event

23rd June 2021

In the early part of the year several of our Patrons left the UK on relocation or retirement and, in view of the restrictions at the time, TWC invited their…

Virtual Garden’s Tour

9th June 2021

Beautiful gardens of TWC members bought colour and joy to Zoom. A collection of videos featuring stunning gardens throughout the seasons were enjoyed by our Patrons from Indonesia, Palestine and…

A Carpet Ride to Khiva

14th April 2021

Chris Aslan Alexander took us on a magical virtual journey to the walled city of Khiva, a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan. He told us the marvellous story of his…

Valentine's Day

14th February 2021

A wonderful Valentine’s event was hosted by Caroline. Members and Guests enjoyed a presentation about the history of Valentine’s Day with a display of cards through the ages, a quiz…

Christmas Celebration

8th December 2020

With determination and enthusiasm TWC were able to host their Christmas event through Zoom. Members and guests from FIWAL, Corona Worldwide, the Kensington Chelsea Women’s Club (KCWC) and from as…

Diwali, The Festival of Lights

10th November 2020

A virtual Diwali, the festival of lights was hosted by Rajni. TWC members, friends and guests from The Victory League, even from as far as India joined in by dressing…

Origami: The Art of Japanese paper folding

7th October 2020

TWC Member Kuniko Tamai and her friend kindly hosted a wonderful Zoom demonstration to learn the intricacies of the Japanese art of Origami. There was an opportunity to make beautiful…