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Our Philanthropy History

Our involvement in local charities gives members the opportunity to make an impression and lasting philanthropic footprint in our community. In addition to making a difference locally, being involved in the community can positively enhance AWS members' overseas experience.

Since 1981 we have raised and donated £675,000 in funds and gifts-in-kind, supporting more than 150 local charities with causes ranging from homelessness, domestic violence, family support charities, physical or mental illness charities, hospice care and many others. The funds for our current charity slate come from annual events like the popular Holiday Gift Fayre in November and the Holiday Homes Tour each December.

In addition to an annual AWS contribution presented to each charity at the June General Meeting, charities also receive the benefit of participating in our Holiday Giving Tree and participation in a charity drive or service project during the year.

Our incredible accomplishments are due to our very active and generous membership.
Some of our past charities have written to thank the AWS for their contribution to the many worthwhile projects and unsung heroes of Surrey. Click here to read in full.
Besides our current charity slate, we support a number of other organisations and institutions in the area. One of these is MyTime Epsom, formerly St. Ebba's, a service for adults with learning disabilities and a wide range of other disorders. For many years, AWS have held a holiday party here every December. Check the Calendar for details, or email to see how you can get involved.

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