Posts by WCDA

New year new defib for Whitley

As many of you will remember this year we lost a true Whitley lad when Matthew Farrall passed away unexpectedly in April.  Matthew was hugely popular and a fine writer who regularly sang the praises of Whitley. His regular contributions to Explore Reading and the Whitley Pump included everything from Reading’s rich history and culture,…

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Whitley Park Winter Raffle

Tickets now on sale for Whitley Park Primary School Winter Raffle. Tickets are just £1 per strip.  Tickets can be bought at the school or in WCDA Social Club & Cafe. There are lots of great prizes including; Family Ticket for Aladin @ The HexagonLunch & Game Tickets for Rams RugbySigned Reading FC Team Photo &…

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Tips on making a grant application 

Whilst scrolling through Twitter, as you do, we came across these tips from Jon Arnold. We thought they were so good we should share them with you. Jon can be found on twitter and is tiny tickers CEO. He was previously the BBC Children In Need North grant making committee chair and has been shortlisted…

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Whitley CDA’s Xmas Market

When: 22nd Dec  Where: Whitley Social Club & Cafe, 252 Northumberland Ave. Reading, RG2 7QA We are putting on a Xmas market and it promises to be lots of fun. We are going to activities, with many things happening and a few surprises. We are available to offer a limited number of spaces for stalls on…

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Theft of tools from Tradesmen’s vans is a crime

This is a crime that can take away a person’s ability to earn their living. Theft from commercial vehicles has a huge impact on tradespeople and small businesses in Reading. Not only is there a high cost in time and money to replace tools and to fix the damage caused, it stops people from being…

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Matthew Farrall Defib Unveiling and New Target

Save the Date: 28th July. The first defibrillator has arrived! It is an AED semi-automatic defib that comes in its own carrying case and safe external cabinet. There will be a small commemoration with family and friends, although we welcome all from the community to join us. During the commemoration, we will unveil the defib…

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Matthew Farrall Fundraising Update

Once again thank you all for your generosity. We wanted to update you with the Matthew Farrall fundraising and the good news is thanks to the donations we have had so far we have now ordered the first defibrillator, it is an AED semi-automatic defib that comes in its own carrying case and safe external…

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Connecting with the Community

As many of you will be aware WCDA is fortunate to have a great relationship with Morrisons who kindly donate food parcels to us on a regular basis. Some of you may not be familiar with the Indian Community Centre in Reading East. We share many of the same values as The Indian Community Centre,…

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