We warmly welcome you to join us for friendship, fun and fundraising. We have a wide range of activities which includes our Interest Groups who meet weekly, bi-monthly or monthly depending on the activity and our monthly General Meetings with guest speakers and other events. Within these activities we incorporate fundraising for our local charity which is chosen annually by our members.
The best way to get to know other members and develop new skills and interests is to join one or more of our interest groups. Everyone is welcome to participate whether you are a novice or have some experience of the activity. These activities may change depending on the interests of current members. Anyone is able to suggest ideas for future activities.
Monthly meetings with entertaining, thought-provoking speakers and other events take place in Northwood at St John's United Reformed Church, Hallowell Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1DN. These meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month from September through to June, doors open at 9.30am. The meetings for the 2019/20 season are as follows.
Each year NAWC selects a local charity and raises funds to assist their work. These funds are raised at various club events and activities throughout the year. In the past we have raised money for, amongst others, the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Charitable Trust, the Michael Sobell Hospice and the RNIB Sunshine House School all of which are based in Northwood. Last year our charity was ORCHYD, a charity based in Ruislip which provides an annual residential holiday for children between 8 and 12 years of age with disabilities.
Our charity for 2019/20 is FirmFoundation. This is a registered charity which helps relieve the immediate suffering of the homeless and works with them to find practical, sustainable solutions to their needs. It was formed by a collection of Churches in Harrow that respect the beliefs and cultures of all people with whom they come into contact. For over eight years they have been providing a way for Harrow's rough sleepers to leave the streets and end their homelessness.
FirmFoundation is supported by many local schools, businesses and organisations and the money that NAWC raises over the coming year will assist FirmFoundation to maintain the services that they offer to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.