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Support our Charities

Every year, the Club supports two charities nominated and voted on by its membership: one from Belgium and one from a developing country.

Throughout the year, we organise fundraising events and in 2020, we raised over € 11,000 for our charities.

Thanks to you, we’ve raised 12.409,00€ across all our congregations combined! Let's keep it up!

Donate to our 2021 Charities

The work of our charities is made possible through the generosity of individuals like you. The charities we support as a Club are in great need now more than ever.

We deeply appreciate your donation of any size to our chosen charities for 2021, or to a specific fundraising activity.

Below are the two charities the Club is supporting in 2021

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Rolling Douche
A mobile hygiene service for the homeless.
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FACE
Based in Egypt, FACE helps orphans, street children and victims of abuse.
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BWC Charity Walks in and around Brussels
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BWC Exercise Challenge for Charity

Belgian Charity 2021

ROLLING DOUCHE

Rolling Douche (Belgium) provides free personal hygiene services  to
homeless people through converted motorhomes specially equipped with
decent sanitary facilities where everyone can take a shower. By bringing
this valuable facility to homeless people, Rolling douche can reach
homeless people in a way that traditional building based facilities
cannot. Rolling Douche assists homeless people to maintain their
dignity, a vital ingredient in helping them be part of society.

Developing Country Charity 2021

FACE

FACE (Cairo) helps orphans, street children & victims of abuse by offering services that address their needs. FACE’s priority is to place children in a family, in society. Family reintegration is a priority, and institutional placement is the last resort.

FACE aims to ensure the quality and sustainability of its activities and therefore invests heavily in training and capacity building of its local staff.

2021 Charity Events

From Chateaux to Shelter - 12 walks in and around Brussels

For the last few years our Club has raised money for the charities we support by sponsored walks. So once again, we aim to continue the success of the last few years and ask for your support to raise money for the chosen charities by sponsored walks.

As both our charities support the homeless, Rolling Douche for adults in Brussels and FACE for Egyptian street children and we are all so lucky to live in lovely homes with the opportunity to visit many beautiful Châteaux in and around Brussels it seemed an appropriate theme.

Do join in and help make a difference to the lives of people by walking or by donating. 

2021 Charity Events

Brussels to Cairo

What are we doing?  We are travelling 10,000 km, exercising for Charity, from Brussels to Cairo and back. Two teams of 10 BWC members, one from the BWC main club and the other from BWC Golf, are exercising their way from Brussels, home of charity Rolling Douche, to Cairo, home of charity FACE, and back again.

This is a round trip of 10,000 kilometres. Obviously, as Covid 19 restrictions are still in place, this will be a virtual trip, with each team member contributing about 1000 kilometres to their team total, as well as carrying on their typical day to day activities.  How will they do this? It is up to them.

They can walk, run, cycle, swim, golf or do anything they choose, as long as it is measurable in terms of distance, constitutes exercise, not their normal daily living activities, and under their own efforts. 

Each week, individuals’ kilometres are collated, and the two teams’ progress is marked on a map on the BWC website so we can see how far we have come and where we are on our journey. As you can see from the map, the route we have chosen takes us through many different countries and cultures. We will publish some interesting information about the location for each milestone we reach, and our journey can be followed on BWC’s website from April 2021.

In 2020, the BWC donated €11,891 to the following charities:

Giraffe Project Children's Charity 
https://giraffeproject.org/

Association Parkinson ASBL

2020 will be remembered as the year of Covid 19 and our normal fund raising activities were put on hold.  But despite the lockdown we were able to raise EUR 11,891 through the generous donations from our members and their friends and family. 

The BWC donated €11,891 in 2020