We are delighted to let you know that we are currently taking part in Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign to raise funds for workshops for women who have suffered domestic abuse.
From 17th October 2017 onwards any donation you make through our Localgiving page will be matched by up to £10 at no extra cost to you!
During Grow Your Tenner 2017 donors will be able to support Woman’s Trust in two ways:
- Make a one-time donation and it will be matched up to £10
- Set up a monthly donation and after your first six donations, the following six donations will be matched up to £10
The campaign will run until the £200,000 match-fund pot runs out so please don’t delay if you want to give as the pot has already gone down to under £50,000! Do carry on reading below to find out about the prizes you can win for donating to this campaign and about the difference the funds raised will make in allowing more workshops to take place to help women recover from their experiences of abuse. Please do also share this news with friends, family and colleagues who you think may want to help!
We love our supporters and we like to give back to you whenever we can. So, this year, by giving to us through Grow your Tenner, you will be entered into the draw to win one of three beautiful gifts! The gifts are kindly donated by Somerville Scarves and are perfect for the coming winter months! Below are the lovely items that are up for grabs!
Funds raised will provide essential Workshops to help Domestic Abuse Survivors
All money raised will go towards funding our workshop programme, where there is a high demand but limited funding. We are currently in urgent need of funds to continue this programme from January 2018 so any amount you can donate will be graciously received!
Our workshops aim to improve a woman’s knowledge, skills and confidence through addressing topics related to the domestic abuse that they have experienced. They are designed to be as useful as possible; empowering women through practical knowledge, coping mechanisms and ways to move forward. They consist of some teaching, some group exercises and lots of discussion which women who attend are encouraged to take part in.
Our workshops also reduce feelings of isolation that are so often associated with experiencing domestic abuse, as women get the opportunity to meet others who are going through something similar to them and they realise that they are not alone. Below one of our clients talks about the impact attending our workshops has had on her.
Before I was put in touch with Woman’s Trust, I was at the lowest point of my life. I was in an extremely abusive relationship, severely unwell and suicidal, and isolated from my friends and family. Last year, I began attending a course of workshops at Woman’s Trust with women from all walks of life. Although I was the youngest in the group I immediately felt safe. No-one was judging anyone there. Our workshop leader was so caring and supportive. We learnt about what a healthy relationship is, what is acceptable, and what is not. Some of our conversations were so difficult and emotional, but it was the beginning of me processing and accepting the trauma I had gone through. Being with those women taught me I was not alone, we had each other.
Woman’s Trust’s workshops, alongside the counselling that she also attended here have made such an important difference to her life,
I have started to regain things I thought were gone forever – confidence, independence, resilience, relationships with my loved ones, MY SMILE! I am finally seeing the old me again!