April 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to spring and we hope you and your loved ones enjoyed the season. As we recently rounded up the first quarter of 2024, we give gratitude to each one of you for your support over the years.

Below are some of our activities since you received our last newsletter back in December 2023:

Continued support for Widows, Widowers and Orphans

The high cost of living is truly biting hard and several of our widows are struggling to feed their families. We’ve had to occasionally send out food parcels and cover basic living expenses for them.

We have four (4) more widows join our books and five (5) additional children bringing the total number that we support to 74 widow(er)s and over 110 children (including orphans) that are direct beneficiaries of our financial support and beneficiaries of our charity empowerment.

Where required, we paid school fees for the second term and are currently getting ready to pay fees for the final term of the year.

UK Refugee and Asylum seeker support

The charity continues to partner with the local Westhill churches to support the provision of basic supplies of underwear, socks, shower gel, toothpaste and toothbrushes for the asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland. Most of these people fled with just the clothes on their back, so receiving these basic care packages could be precious.

Beneficiary of the 2023 AfBE Gala award night fundraising event

The Association for Black and Ethnic Minorities (AfBE) chose our foundation as one of the charities spotlighted at their 2023 Gala award night. We received a generous donation. Supports like this goes a long way to making a difference to our beneficiaries, we are truly grateful.


Our committed volunteers called Change Agents, help us to achieve most of our activities and we appreciate them.

Finally, LWF would love to continue to do more in this area if we can increase funds for operation. All we have achieved and still hope to achieve is only possible with your continued financial support.

Your donations make the following difference:

  • £20 pays for 1 child’s school stationery for a
  • £30 pays for 1 child’s school fees for 1 term
  • £60 pays for a child’s uniform over the school year
  • £80 pays for a child’s clothing essential for a year
  • £150 provides emergency medical bills for pregnant women with no support and relief materials to
  • £300 pays for a child on our annual scholarship

To make donations, please visit https://lydiawilsonfoundation.org/donate. Alternatively, if you wish to make a One-off payment or to set up a frequent donation please drop us an email at lydiawilsonfoundation@gmail.com and we will respond with the bank account details.

Please help us share with your friends and families the impactful work that we are doing. This is by far the easiest way to grow financial support for the charity.

We wish you all a joyful festive break and hope 2024 will be a much better year for us all.

With gratitude,
Lydia Balogun-Wilson President

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