Congratulations Cheryll Rawbone of The Friendship Project Winner of a Woman Who Achieves Special Award sponsored by Woman Who

Friendship Project established in 1986 for children is a local Coventry & Warwickshire befriending charity for disadvantaged children age 6 -16, referred by either local schools or children’s services. Our volunteers (Older Friends) provide approx 3 hours a week, for an average period of 2.5/3 years, of 121 attention with the child (Younger Friend) helping them to improve their confidence, self esteem and at the same time have some fun. The charity has helped over 1,000 local children. We are currently supporting 70 children and have a similar number on their waiting list. Funds and additional volunteers are greatly needed please.

I have been involved with Friendship Project in 1986, at start up, initially as Hon Secretary for 25 years, then Vice-chairman and then chairman. (Cheryll Rawbone, The Friendship Project)

What the judges said: Awarded for her life time achievement and dedication in supporting the Friendship Project for over 30 years.

The Friendship Project was also the recipient of the prize draw donations collected on the day in the sum of £1,682.77 Congratulations. Cheryl said:

“Friendship Project were delighted to be chosen as the recipients of the raffle at the Women Who Awards 2019, this money will help fund 150 visits for children in need locally”


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