Yearly Archives - 2019

Day for Girls Success

Day for Girls is a project we have been running for just over a year.  It helps girls in other countries to gain access to feminine hygiene products.  These packs have been made by dedicated volunteers who attend workshops monthly at our centre. We were very pleased and proud to have taken 20 full packs to Issy in York so they can be distributed to the villages and to the girls who need them. Well done everyone involved - a job well done x Click here to download a newsletter or visit our Day for Girls page for more info

Club 300 Lottery

We currently have 312 members in our Club 300 scheme - You pay £1 per month directly into our bank - you will then receive an email telling you what YOUR number is - at the end of every month a refuge child draws out 3 lucky numbers - you can have more than one number each month if you want. You will get a monthly email telling you who has won and what the winning numbers are - half the money goes to the winners and half the money goes to Refuge Children’s Service Email denise@womensaidnel.org for more information Maybe you could ask around your family and friends - just £1 ! Thank you so much for supporting us x

Ebay donations

You may have that special or treasured item that you would like to donate to Women's Aid but is worth more money?  We can get more money by selling those type of donations on our Charity Ebay Page.  If you are interested and would like to know more, why not have a browse on our Ebay page or email louisa@womensaidnel.org

Do you buy on-line ?

If you go to your chosen store via our search engine - a percentage of your sale is given to us by the store you are shopping at !! This doesn't change anything for you but makes massive changes for us !! 'Easyfundraising' promotes major high street stores such as Argos, Next, Amazon, John Lewis, Vodafone, M&S, Debenhams, British Airways, Ticketmaster, Travelodge, EBay and many more who give a percentage of the sale to Charity.  You only register once then whenever you make a purchase,  up to 15% of the price will be donated to our charity - at no extra cost to you! Just use this link which will take you straight to donating to Women's Aid.

Could you organise an event for us?

If you would like to organise an event for us please get in touch - maybe a coffee morning, a garden party, a sponsored event, name cards at work, fundraising evening, etc., are just a few of the things people have helped us with. Please email or call us if you can help.

Day for Girls

DURING LOCKDOWN, OUR DAY FOR GIRLS WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED Days for Girls (DfG) is a world-wide project which involves women coming together to make washable, easy to use, feminine hygiene kits for girls in developing countries. In some countries, due to poverty, many girls have no feminine hygiene provision and can’t go to school during menstruation, therefore missing out on large parts of their education. (1 week in 4) We currently run small & friendly quarterly workshops (Thurs evenings) for women of all ages to help make up the low cost, cleverly designed kits, which are then packed by volunteers and delivered to the girls and women. Any skills (machine sewing, cutting, pinning, hand sewing, etc) Click here to download the info and dates or email for more information dfg@womensaidnel.org Come along to help make a difference and help change lives!

Collection Tubs

Could you or someone you know, have a collection tub in your office or on your shop counter to help raise money for domestic abuse victims/survivors? Every penny really does help and it all amounts up at the end of the year. If you would like a tub dropping off please give us a call or email manager@womensaidnel.org.

Smartie Tubes

We are asking friends, family and colleagues to fill a Smartie Tube with 20p’s. All money raised will go to our children's services in refuge. A full tub of 20p’s raises about £12.80 !! and you get to eat the smarties first !!

“Give a shift”

Some of our domestic abuse services would not be available if it wasn't for the success of our charity shops AND the charity shops would not be successful if it wasn't for the dedication of a great team of volunteers. Do you think you would like to join them in 'making a difference'? Could you come just for a shift to try it out? We need help in any area - sorting, pricing, ironing, cleaning, serving and/or till work?  IT REALLY CAN BE WHATEVER YOU LIKE DOING For more information about ANY of our shops - pop in to have a chat (link to page) or call Angie on  07850 48 48 42 and she will be happy to chat to you.

ENGIE send their support

A group of workers from Engie gave up a day at work to give their time to support Women's Aid Staff from Engie gave up 2 working days to come and help us to do some much needed work in the back of our Hainton Square Charity Shop They all worked tirelessly taking down walls, cleaning, plaster boarding and filling 2 huge skips ! This work has saved us thousands of pounds and will help us to raise much needed funds to sustain our support services, including those for children We have to continually fundraise and one way we do this is via our Charity Shops so the staff, volunteers, women and children at Refuge would like to say a huge THANK YOU to you all for helping us x