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04 May 2016

Epilepsy Society thanks CAWC International for 27 years of support

Epilepsy Society would like to thank the members of CAWC International for their unwavering financial support since 1989.

CAWC International have recently celebrated 65 years of being active in the community in the Chilterns, having started off in 1950 as the Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross American Wives Club.

The charity changed its name to CAWC (Chiltern American Women's Club) in 1987 and has raised over £160,000 for Epilepsy Society since 1989. 

CAWC members have helped to plant trees

Over the years CAWC International members have entertained Epilepsy Society residents by singing Christmas carols, and have planted trees and bulbs on the Epilepsy Society site in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire.

Epilepsy Society fundraising officer, Chloe Chambers said: “Epilepsy Society is hugely grateful for all the support the Chilterns American Women’s Club have given over the years. Thanks to their generosity we have been able to accomplish so much, and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership with them in the future.”

CAWC president comments

Pam Houghton, president and chair of the CAWC said: “We are delighted to have recently raised and presented to our long time friends and charity, the Epilepsy Society over £7,400.00 from our 2015 fundraising campaign. CAWC International have been a long time contributor to this worthwhile charity through fundraising efforts since 1987." 

Annual CAWC bazaar

The charity raises money by hosting an annual bazaar which will be held this year at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Gerrards Cross on 20 November from 10am until 4 pm.  Everyone is welcome. 

For details about the bazaar please visit or for more information how you can be a part of CAWC email

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