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Adrian Hatch Joins Workaid as CEO

By |2019-03-04T14:19:10+01:00March 4th, 2019|History, News, Stories|

The trustees are delighted to announce that Adrian Hatch has joined Workaid as CEO. Adrian has had a fascinating career in the charitable sector and until last month was CEO of Safe Child Thailand (SCT). One of the many attractions [...]

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Dedication to Sir John Johnson, Workaid Patron

By |2019-02-14T14:44:46+01:00February 13th, 2019|History, News, Uncategorised|

Workaid wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank Sir John Johnson, a patron since the early 1990s, for his contribution to the charity. As a dedication we thought we would share a snapshot into Sir John Johnson's interesting life [...]

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A Brief History of a Sewing Machine

By |2018-11-14T10:32:18+01:00November 14th, 2018|History, Stories|

Using Workaids collection points all over the UK we are able to receive a colossal number of donations all of which with their own unique history. Recently we obtained a donation of a 1925 Singer Sewing Machine from Clare Sykes who [...]

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International Eradication of Poverty

By |2018-10-17T07:09:54+01:00October 17th, 2018|History, News|

October 17th marks International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, so Workaid is reflecting upon its role in supporting economic development in areas of deprivation and poverty. Launched in 1987 by activist Joseph Wresinski, the main purpose of this day [...]

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The Workaid Shop is 8 Years Old!

By |2018-09-20T16:04:25+01:00September 15th, 2018|History, News|

We are celebrating 8 years of the Workaid Shop! Our 'Charity Shop with a Difference' first opened its doors in 2010 and has provided a vast array of stock over the years with an ever changing supply of haberdashery, craft materials and [...]

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Workaid Team Changes – New General Manager & Chairman

By |2017-10-15T21:33:46+01:00October 10th, 2017|History, News|

Since John Fox’s sad death a year ago, Rob Levine has been both Chairman and acting as General Manager.  At an extra meeting of the Trustees on 14th September Rob submitted his resignation as Chairman in light of the governance [...]

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Workaid’s Octopus of Good!

By |2017-10-18T15:26:35+01:00June 19th, 2017|History, News|

A real positive from the election is that the 0.7% of GDP aid commitment is less under threat. If that budget was as well-used as Workaid’s funds, I think the difference it would make could be amazing! I am constantly [...]