AWBS International Women's Club

Celebrating Inclusiveness and Friendship
for Women of Berkshire & Surrey

AWBS is a sisterhood of international and local women living in Berkshire and Surrey, who come together to enhance their UK experience through fun and fulfilling volunteer-run activities.   

Bienvenue, Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Hosgeldiniz, Marhaba, Üdvözöljük, Herzlich Willkommen, Welkom and a very warm Welcome to our club–AWBS International Women´s Club.

Why do we love AWBS? Because we love to connect, entertain and support. Socialising is an essential human need and over the last few months this mission has been more difficult, but not impossible. We have all worked hard to adjust: We reduced group sizes, we asked more activity leaders to take over smaller groups and we introduced headsets for our London Tours and as soon as we can, we will meet in person again. In the meantime, our Zoom offers are rising from fabolous speakers, cook-alongs to wellbeing seminars and we all make sure we stay safe while following UK Government Guidelines.




If you would like to join our next General Meeting on 7th December to see what our club is all about, please register now!


Our club

AWBS International Women's Club offers social, cultural, learning, sports & philanthropic activities for the enjoyment and enrichment for our members in the Surrey and Berkshire areas.

Our Story

In the spirit of speaker sharing, AWBS invites you for an outstanding speaker event with Terry Waite, introduced by AWBS member and historian Ann McCormack!

Tuesday, December 1st at 1pm - 2pm.   Register here...

Imagine being locked in a cell for more than 23 hours a day, lying on the floor, chained to the wall, with no books, paper or music. You are in solitary confinement, and see your captors for only a few minutes when they take you to the toilet – or to a torture cell to be beaten. One day the torture includes a mock execution. And this goes on for four interminable years.

Terry Waite was captured by the Islamist group Hezbollah in 1987 and spent five years as a captive – the first four in solitary confinement. Waite, now 80, was an advisor to the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie. He had travelled to the Lebanese capital, Beirut, with the hope of negotiating the release of Western hostages held there. Instead, he was taken hostage, accused of being involved in arms deals, as the Iran-Contra affair blew up. After his release, he was elected a Fellow Commoner at Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he wrote his first book, Taken on Trust, an account of his captivity.


What´s most important, we are not only having a fun and unforgettable time together, but we also are able to give back to our charities. AWBS also stands for helping and supporting those of us who are not in a privileged situation. AWBS has a great history of nearly 40 years and over the past, we have been able to give more than £136,000 to our charities. For this clubyear we are supporting three charities:


We have the privilege to be welcomed in four fabulous venues: Coworth Park, Ascot Racecourse, Great Fosters Hotel and the world famous Wentworth Golf Club. 

Great Fosters
Stroude Road, Egham TW20 9UR

Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water
GU25 4LS

Ascot Racecourse
High Street, Ascot SL5 7JX

Coworth Park
Blacknest Road, Ascot SL5 7SE


NFU Mutual

Cobham, Surrey

gold sponsors

Egham, Surrey

Coworth Park


Oatlands Dental Lounge


Silver Sponsors

Great Fosters Hotel

Egham, Surrey
Part of Alexander Hotels

BDRE Group


Reboot Health Store



Virginia Water Private Medical Clinic

Virginia Water

Pūr Energy Life

Coaching and Health Services


Find us on Facebook on our Public page or once you have become a member you can also enjoy our own closed Facebook page.

AWBS International Women's Club

Come join us in socially distanced gatherings in-person or live on Zoom.

We look forward to meeting you!

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P.O. Box 10
Virginia Water
Surrey GU25 4YP
United Kingdom

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