In recent years, Canterbury’s international fund-raising has focused on the Hegg Hoffet fund, largely thanks to Christel Moor holding an event every International Women’s Day. In 2018, we raised £278 for HH, in 2019 we raised £115 for HH & this year we have raised £100 for HH. The photos taken by Edwina Neal show an event at Christel’s home.
The Hegg-Hoffet Fund
The Hegg-Hoffet Fund helps refugee graduate women to work in their new country by funding a necessary course, such as professional upgrade or language training. It is administered by a Committee of Graduate Women International and the funds are held by them in Geneva.
The money comes from the shop held at the GWI Triennial Conference and from donations from members around the world. It is a valuable part of GWI’s work on a very personal basis and a way for members to take part wherever they live.
In BFWG, the Bring and Buy or the Raffle at the AGM and Conference is allocated to the Hegg-Hoffet Fund, while Christel Moor collects on behalf of the Fund and welcomes contributions at any time from Regions, Local Associations or individual members.
Further details are at