We are deighted to announce that the Cyrene course now has a tailoring shop. Graduates of the sewing and literacy course that we run will work in the shop giving them an opportunity to earn an income, build their confidence and learn about retail.
Yes, I know what you are thinking, isn’t WWR a charity already? Well we are, but because we have been rather small until now, we have only been registered with HMRC as a charity for tax purposes. Only charities of a certain size (i.e. level of income) can apply to become a fully fledged charity with the Charity Commission and this is what we are now.
Hooray! The process has been quite long and many signatures and documents have been required but we are through it and can now write:
Last week the trustees of WWR met together in the stunning Devon town of Lynton for 24 hours. As a result of the meeting they have a combined total of 49 actions to achieve and will be very busy for the next while!
Some of the main points you might be interested in are:
Renee will (hopefully) be visiting Nepal during February and March and will be assessing each of the women we support and ensuring they have a basic standard of living. She will be checking to see that they at least own the following items:
Salt & Rice
Large Water Container
Metal Crockery inc Beaker
School Uniform for children
Saucepan/Stir fry pot
Stove & Gas
If you sponsor one of the women and would like to know what their needs are and what we will be buying for them, then please let us know.
Our income has crossed the £5,000/annum threshold and consequently we will be fully registering with the Charity Commission (at the moment we are registered with HMRC only for tax purposes).
Once Renee returns from Nepal we will be putting together a DVD to demonstrate the work we do and the plight of the women we support – we will let you know when it is completed so you can see it.
If you’d like to know what the other 45 action points are then get in contact and we’d be happy to send you a copy of the minutes…..!