Swindon Women’s Aid works to protect and support victims and children of domestic abuse in Swindon. In the past three years (2010-2012) Swindon Women’s Aid has provided emergency refuge accommodation to 309 women and 343 children who fled their homes due to domestic and sexual violence. We also provided information, advice and support to over 3,000 female and male victims of domestic abuse via our 24 hour telephone helpline and continue to work directly with female and male victims of domestic abuse in local communities; these include those victims deemed to be at significant risk of harm.
Help us to continue our work…
You can donate money directly via Paypal or via our Give.net page (links below)
Make a donation via Give.netPlease contact us if you wish to donate by cheque or other means
If you prefer, you may send a donation direct to P.O. Box 3816, Swindon, SN5 1BQ.
DONATE VIA TEXT MESSAGE
Donate via text via JustTextGiving.
Text SREF11 followed by £amount of gift to 70070. E.g: SREF11£2 to 70070.
Please don't forget to Gift Aid your donation if you can!
Your money will assist us in providing our services and will go directly towards our service users. Your donation will benefit all areas of our services from covering costs of items to go in welcome packs(we provide each family coming into Refuge with a pack containing food & toiletries), childrens welcome packs (consisting of cuddly toys, books and games), covering costs of trips out for children, donations may also go towards events we put on for our service users such as Christmas parties as well as helping us provide each family with food and gifts over the Christmas period.
Each donation we receive really does go a long way towards helping victims and survivors of Domestic Violence & Abuse. We really appreciate all support received!
GIVE FOR FREE
We accept a variety of items at Swindon Women's Aid, please see a number of examples below:
- Unused or good condition baby clothes of all sizes
- Unused or good condition children's clothes ages 0-18 male and female
- Unused or good condition Female clothes of all sizes
- Unused or good condition Female maternity clothes
- Good condition shoes, coats, hats, scarves and gloves
- Unused or good condition night wear /underwear for children and females of all sizes
- Unopened toiletries
- In date food, this may include baby food
- Good condition furniture - depending on storage facilities at the time
- Prams/cots/ moses baskets - depending on storage facilities at the time
- Unused or in good condition towels/ hand towels/flannels
Above are some of the items that we gratefully accept. These items come in very useful to our families living within the Refuge as many families that arrive in our Refuge bare very limited belongings with them. Within the Refuge we hold a small clothes store that allows ladies to take as many items of clothing/shoes/coats needed for themselves and their children at no cost therefore, donating them to SWA at no cost really does help! Accepting donations for our clothes store always depends on the storage we have available therefore, we advise you to call or email beforehand as this allows us to check for suitable storage. Unfortunately, due to health and safety we are unable to accept electrical items. We really appreciate all items we receive as it is a great help for us to be able to provide these items to families coming into the Refuge when they need them the most.
BUY & GIVE
You may like to purchase items especially to donate to the Refuge, this can be items as listed above or specific items/gifts for mums and children maybe coming up to the Christmas period. If you are willing and able to do this we do advise that you call beforehand to discuss what items you are wanting to purchase and we may be able to inform you of what we are most in need of at the time.
Your organisation can support us in a number of ways for example; we welcome employee volunteering days, fundraising events amongst other areas of sponsorship. We are also open to any ideas you may have. If this is something you are interested in for your organisation, please contact our - Abby via our general enquiries line or directly via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested and looking to raise funds for Swindon Women’s Aid- and this can be done in a number of ways from table top sale to running the marathon! then please do get in touch. To discuss your fundraising ideas further please contact our Abby via our general enquires line.
We always like to welcome new volunteer to our team. Our volunteers are a huge help to our services, if you are interested and have the time to help others be it via attending ad-hoc events or coming to SWA or certain days each week to help out then please check out our volunteer opportunities page for more details on available roles.