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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
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.
Swindon Women's Aid is responding to a call for support from Eve Thomas the CEO of One Voice Never Silenced. Eve is highlighting the fact that victims of domestic violence are being required to provide their safe address or the address of the refuge where they are staying in an open court - even though the perpetrator is present and will hear the address. Failure to do this will result in them being held in contempt of court !
SWA have been one of six organisations to be successfully awarded funding from the Police Crime Commissioner Innovation Fund. SWA are delighted to receive this funding which will allow us to work with more more young people in the community and schools who maybe experiencing domestic violence and abuse. This work will include direct support for high risk victims aged 16-25 years via our SWA Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy service and provide more young people with access into our Outreach Service.
This great SWA fundraising event was held at Christ Church on May 4th – It was a collaborative celebration of female-fronted music, to raise funds to support our frontline work with victims. The evening, organised and hosted by Marie Lennon, provided a musical treat in an unusual but extraordinary setting. This was the second “Refuge” event Marie has organised to raise funds for Swindon Women’s Aid and both evenings have been filled with fun, friends and amazing music!!!