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Home of the British Women's Club Düsseldorf e.V.

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The BWC AGM 2022

To take place on

Tuesday, 8th February 2022 at 7 pm

on Zoom

Time to reflect on the past year, to say farewell to the old committee and welcome a new one on board

A proposal of new and revised statutes will be voted on and a special award ceremony to celebrate long-standing members are just two exciting aspects which set this year’s agenda


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Chairman’s Welcome

We are a friendly club of approximately 170 British and Commonwealth ladies living and working in Düsseldorf.  Our club also includes a small percentage of  other nationalities including German ladies.  We come from all backgrounds and walks of life, but what we do have in common is a sense of community and fun.  We pride ourselves on being an all-inclusive community and we encourage women of all ages to share life together for our mutual benefit and to ensure that the club, founded in 1946, continues to thrive and meet the needs of English-speaking women.

We believe that we are an important link with home for our members now living in Germany and we are also a life-line to adjusting to life here in Düsseldorf for newcomers.  We can provide members with help and practical advice on situations such as finding schools, where to shop, best restaurants and general survival skills (e.g. finding a doctor and form-filling if your German isn’t good enough) and help you to settle in and make friends here in Düsseldorf.

This website gives a comprehensive overview of the club and its activities, but for more information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!  The committee and I look forward to meeting you soon at one of our regular events.

The British Women’s Club Chairman

Alison Benedickter


Do you buy online?  The BWC is now part of the Amazon partner programme in Germany and the UK. Any purchase you make via the BWC website will earn the club a percentage of the sale (up to 5%) which will then go to our charities. Simply click on the Amazon logo which will take you directly to the relevant Amazon website.

Our Club

Each month you will receive a comprehensive newsletter informing you of all forthcoming events, regular activities as well as important information including contact details such as the British Consulate General in Düsseldorf, the International Library, English speaking doctors/therapists, religious bodies and education establishments. You will meet women from all walks of life, enjoy diverse activities and excursions as well as visits to museums, theatres and restaurants.



Monthly Luncheons

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Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan

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Outings and excursions

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Event Calendar

This month’s events

outings, excursions, museum and art gallery visits, organised walks, guided tours, luncheons and others.  all details to be found in the newsletter.

British Women's Club Activities

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Mah Jongg

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Bridge Club

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Book Club

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Coffee Mornings

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Zeit für Deutsch


Past Events

A selection of written accounts by our members of recent and past outings, excursions and social gathering.

More past events?


Where members can come together in word and share thoughts.


As I write, I hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy.

As you would expect, we have been completely focussed on the developing coronavirus situation, monitoring and assessing the latest information and Government guidance, which has moved on again overnight.

With every decision we have made in the past few weeks, the health of our members, our committee, and wider society has been at the forefront of our thinking, and we are committed to doing the right thing.

In line with new Government guidance, we have taken the responsibility of cancelling our events, activities, outings, luncheons and coffee mornings.  With great sadness we have to accept that this will impact a great number of our members.

We have an incredibly dedicated committee who give a huge amount of energy and passion to make what we normally do possible. We are now all on an unknown journey with Coronavirus and we must do everything we can to mitigate the spread of the virus. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected and we hugely value the healthcare workers and those on the front line working to contain the virus and keep us safe.

The following section is dedicated to those who wish to share their thoughts with our members during this time of uncertainty.  Please feel free to contribute, as little or as much, anonymous or otherwise.  Your words will undoubtedly encourage and touch those who come to read them.

Please send your contributions on an email to

Best wishes, Sandra

Christmas Cards

The BWC donates each year to one British and one German charity
chosen by our members.  By far the most successful and popular
fundraiser of the Club is the annual Christmas card.

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Pack of six cards with envelopes ONLY € 5.—
(Size: 11 x 17 cm)

The original paintings for our Christmas cards are kindly donated for use to the Club by local artist, Frau Edith Hackspiel.  These cards are available with either Christmas greetings or left blank to use for any occasion.

All proceeds go to the British Women’s Club chosen charities:

The DIAS (Drop in and Share) Domestic Violence Centre in Great Britain.

Der Gutenachtbus in Germany.

British Women's Club nominated charities 2021

Whilst we are predominantly a social and a community club, we also undertake charity work.  Below are our two nominated charities for 2021

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  • The DIAS (Drop In And Share) Domestic Violence Centre

    DIAS is a registered charity that provides specialist services across the North West of England.
    DIAS works with women and men who are experiencing or recovering from domestic violence and abusive relationships, and helps them to regain control of the situation.
    DIAS seeks to alleviate the suffering, isolation and disempowerment experienced by all victims of domestic violence and abuse through both by direct intervention and by working in partnership with other agencies.
    DIAS seeks to raise awareness of issues involved in domestic violence, and to be available for education and consultation as requested.
    All DIAS support and counselling services are free and confidential.

  • Der Gutenachtbus

    The Good Night bus is run by ‘vision:teilen’ und ‘fiftyfifty’. It was launched in 2011 to help the homeless and poor at night on the street. Now more than ever, the bus closes the gap to those facilities that take care of the poor and homeless during the day. The project is funded by proceeds from the homeless newspaper ‘fiftyfifty’ and individual donations.
    The team consists of Ahmad Jabbari-Arfaei, 50 committed volunteers and a social worker. The ‘Gutenachtbus’ is a low-threshold service which supports the most marginalized fellow citizens with basic human necessities such as food, clothes, blankets, etc. The volunteers have a relationship with many clients, allowing them to build trust which can lead to a stronger commitment from individuals to work to improve their lives.
    The ‘Gutenachtbus’ is a very worthy cause. They also welcome donations of food, clothes, sleeping bags. In these very difficult times, by making a donation, we not only will help provide food and treatment to those in greatest need, but you give hope to so many that are hopeless.