Clubs in Action

On Thursday, March 12, 2015,  the American Club Shanghai celebrated International Women’s Day at Kathleen’s Waitan restaurant. Approximately 100 members and sponsors enjoyed a wonderful lunch, two inspiring speakers and three exciting musical guests. The club also organized a charity raffle and silent auction to benefit the Target Project Free the Girls.



AWG-LR hosted an evening of Ceilidh Dancing with guest musicians from Scotland;  AWC-The Hague held their annual "Helping Handbags" luncheon and auction; and AAWE's 'Bra'-cktail Party had some of the most unique appetizers ever seen (see below).
Hats off and a big thank you to the organizers for over 3000 euros raised at these events.  
Most importantly, all of these contributions are eligible for the Club Matching Donation Challenge.

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CAWC held its first Helping Handbags Auction

On January 15, 2015, the CAWC held its first Helping Handbags Auction, benefitting Free the Girls.  Approximately fifty participants attended an exciting live auction of handbags of all shapes, colors and sizes.  Although we were prepared with more than 60 bags on the day, we accepted an additional 15 handbags that were included in auction.  

Several brand new bags were donated by local retailers including Anabelle’s of High Wycombe, Heidi & Hudson, Stella & Dot and Alicia’s Accessories.
Auctioneer Simon Brown from Bourne End Auction Rooms in Bourne End donated his time and skills to make the auction fast, exciting and very competitive! Simon also made himself available to members who had brought items for valuation - a “mini antiques road show.”
Participants purchased their bidding paddles for £1 each at the door. Prosecco and bucks fizz were served throughout the morning.  Raffle tickets were £5 each and the grand prize was a gorgeous Kate Spade wallet.  Prizes also included two personal shopping experiences at House of Fraser.
The event (paddles, raffle and auction) raised a total of £1,791 (~$2,800) for Free the Girls.
-- Leslie Collingridge, CAWC FAWCO Rep


AAWE "Bra"cktail Party


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Raising Money and Collecting Bras for 'Free The Girls'


AWC Surrey Fundraiser

Layla’s Restaurant in Esher was the setting on October 1, 2014 for the AWSurrey fundraiser for Free The Girls.  As people walked down the busy sidewalk, they were greeted with an array of beautiful bras hanging from the restaurant’s canopy.  Those weren’t the only bras on display.  The bartenders and waiters all wore bras over their uniforms and gave everyone a good giggle and got them into the spirit of the evening.

Over 80 people turned up for the event, many of them outside the AWS community.  Anyone who brought three bras to donate was given a button which they could hand in at the bar for a free drink.  FAWCO Rep, Melissa Mash, collected 225 bras at the door!

Layla’s owner and AWS member, Ashley Sanli, had wonderful raffle prizes which were drawn throughout the evening. Raffle tickets were £5 each.  The proceeds from the raffle and donations totaled £700 (over $1,100).

It was an evening of live music, dancing, great food and drink and very generous donors to our FAWCO Target Program!


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