Name the Aid Truck! – And Help Raise Funds for CWUHA

Over the past year we’ve had to come up with some new ways to fundraise and CWUHA supporter Denzel Beardwood who works at the Chorley VOC has come up with something unique ‘Name the Aid Truck!’ Congratulations to Phil Mort on being the first winner. If anyone would like some of these for their workplace […]

Posted: 3rd April 2021

Homeless Children get Easter Eggs from Local CWUHA Hero.

What do you do when you are awarded £650 as a Tesco Community Hero? Well you spend it on the local community, don’t you? Well that’s exactly what CWUHA Trustee Chris Webb did, he was awarded the money for working with homeless organisations and food banks across Blackpool and for raising over £14,000 for free […]

Posted: 2nd April 2021

Children living in Blackpool hostels able to return to school with fully equipped schoolbags.

With the announcement of children returning to school in England an appeal was sent out to CWU branches in the North West via the regions Union Learning Representatives. The appeal wanted to raise enough funds to buy 30 fully equipped school bags for the children at Blackpool’s Children and Families’ Emergency Housing Homeless Hostel to […]

Posted: 19th March 2021

Supporting families who are victims of domestic violence.

After being asked to look at supporting a local initiative that provides support for vulnerable children, I decided to contact a local organisation who support victims of domestic violence. We were asked to provide a welcome bag for the children, who quite often arrive with just the clothes on their backs. We quickly got to […]

Posted: 8th March 2021

Andrew Smith Visits Kilima Hewa Village School

CWUHA have supported the Kilima Hewa village school since 2008 and now sponsors the education of 50 + children. One of our good friends and supporters Andrew Smith and his fiance, Anne-Marie visited Moshi and the CWUHA supported school in Tanzania. Please see below a video he made of his time spent there.

Posted: 4th March 2021

Why I got involved in CWUHA

As long ago as 1996, whilst attending an AGM in my Branch, I was introduced to CWUHA and the love affair began there. It has been one of the easiest decisions of my life to get involved with the Charity back then and continues to be right up there. As a ‘veteran’ of many aid […]

Posted: 12th February 2021

Christmas Party and Presents for Children in Emergency Housing

Lovely letter and video from our dear friends at Blackpool Coastal Housing thanking us for helping them provide a special Christmas dinner, new PJs and Xmas presents for the children residing in the emergency homeless hostel, many living in the accommodation after loosing all their possessions. To be honest it should be us thanking the […]

Posted: 8th January 2021

CWUHA donating to help Little Sprouts to Grow in Teesside

Thanks to Peter and Jean Sharrocks CWUHA have once again been busy and have donated food and gifts to the community charity Little Sprouts to help the most vulnerable in the Teesside area during this difficult time and the weeks up to Christmas. Little Sprouts Health and Wellbeing commit to use food and nutrition to […]

Posted: 23rd December 2020

CWUHA agree to sponsor the education of two children with the Excel Education Foundation Moshi, Tanzania

This year CWUHA agreed to sponsor the education of two children with the Excel Education Foundation ( E.E.F ) Moshi, Tanzania. The charity pays for their school fees, uniforms, remedial classes, school supplies, educational tours, and annual comprehensive health insurance. We thought our supporters might be interested in some background information on the children you […]

Posted: 14th December 2020


3 Year Partnership launched between Blackpool Coastal Housing and the Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid to benefit residents living within Emergency Housing Blackpool Coastal Housing has managed its homeless housing provision for the past 13 years and, during that time, has helped over 800 families and 3000 children, providing emergency housing within a safe and […]

Posted: 11th December 2020