Charitable giving and community service has always been a focus of the Club’s activities. The AWCCS contributes to a variety charities in Scotland and internationally. We fundraise on a two year basis for a local Scottish charity, chosen by the members, and the FAWCO Charity Target Project. You can read more about our current charities below.

AWCCS local charity 2023-2025

Organisation: Food Train

Location: Glasgow, UK

Food Train is a registered charity, voluntary organisation and social enterprise. Since 1995 Food Train has been making daily life easier for older people, providing vital services to those who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability.

Food Train makes hundreds of grocery deliveries every week, ensuring those most in need have access to fresh groceries. Teams of dedicated local volunteers across the regions also go that extra mile by helping with household jobs, delivering books through our library service and providing much needed friendly social contact and meals through our Meal Makers and befriending services.

FAWCO Target Project 2023–2025

Awesome Blossoms

Awesome Blossoms is the latest evolution of a community-based organization, Safe Spaces, created by Mrs. Peninah Nthenya Musyimi. This project features organic, water-efficient urban farms with 500 gardens in each farm to support girls’ education and empowerment programs and with 75 women in partnership with three primary schools located in the Mathare slum area of Nairobi.

Founder/Director Peninah Nthenya Musyimi is the first woman from Nairobi’s slums to work her way through university to qualify as a lawyer. She realized that a systematic, integrated approach is needed to address root causes of poverty and violence. In 2008, she returned to the slums to establish Safe Spaces.

Watch Peninah’s Story. Here is the video shared during the shortlist process that tells more about the project. You can share it with your club. 

Contribute to funds raised for our chosen charities

If you would like to donate to our chosen charity, we greatly appreciate the support.  Using the Donate button below also allows you to pay with your debit/credit card. Please note that you do not need to have a PayPal account to use this option, you can donate without creating an account. Thank you so much for your attention and participation.