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Celebrating Volunteers Day !

Volunteering with our children

Volunteers are extremely important for charities, and without their support and the donation of their time, we would not be able to achieve as much as we do. To celebrate International Volunteers Day on the 5th December we want to share the story of one of our volunteers, Denise. Denise is one of our children and young people volunteers.

 

31st October 2017 - SWA Response To Governments Future Funding Plans For Supported Housing Sector - A Threat To Refuges

Today the Government set out its proposed funding plans for the supported housing sector - of which domestic violence refuges make up just 1%.  

The proposals made by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) do not protect specialist refuge provision and will make it even more difficult for victims to flee domestic violence and abuse.

High Sheriff Of Wiltshire Event Saturday 6th October 2018 At Wyvern Theatre

The High Sheriff of Wiltshire Nicky Alberry requests the pleasure of your company at her charity event. 'Uncelebrated Journey' will take place on 6th October 2018 at the Wyvern Theatre and will showcase Swindon talent and tell Swindon's story hrough a variety of live performances. Tickets from the box office 01793 524481 or via www.swindontheatres.co.uk It promises to be a spectaular evening please join us there !

 

SWA Band Night - Saturday 25th February 2017

SWA Community Services Team are holding a Band Night to raise awareness in the local community of the support we can provide to victims and survivors of domestic abuse. All proceeds raised will enable us to continue to provide vital support to those in need. 

The event will take place on Saturday 25th February 2017 at the Vic, Old Town, Swindon and doors will open at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £5+p&p and can be purchased below. Age 18+ only.

I Got Flowers Today

I Got Flowers Today

I got flowers today; it wasn’t my birthday or any other special day.
We had our first argument last night and he said a lot of
cruel things that really hurt me.
I know he is sorry and doesn’t mean it.

I got flowers today; it wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day.
Last night he threw me into the wall and choked me.
It seemed like a nightmare - I couldn’t believe it was real.
I woke up this morning all bruised and sore.
I know he must be sorry as he sent me flowers.

Visit From The Freemasons

Olwen Kelly & Viv Marsh with some of the members

Swindon Women's Aid had the privilege of meeting members of the Freemasons for coffee & cake Monday 20th October.We were able to explain our work in more depth and also provide a tour of our facilities. They also presented us with a cheque donation of £135! which will go towards helping our services over the Christmas Period!

We really appreciate all of the ongoing support that we receive from them. A Huge thanks to them all, SWA X

Home Secretary Visits Swindon Womens Aid - 25 November 2013

olwen kelly, ben mant, theresa may, home secretary, swindon womens aid

On 21 November Swindon Women's Aid received a visit from Theresa May the Home Secretary and Norman Baker, the Crime Prevention Minister. The Home Secretary and the Minister had a guided tour of the refuge building and spoke to staff and our partners the police about what we were doing to support victims of domestic violence and abuse in Swindon.

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