We’ve organised a coach to the annual Million Women Rise march taking place in London on 11th March 2017.
This year is the tenth anniversary of the march, an annual show of strength and solidarity by women, in protest against all forms of male violence towards women.
Coach tickets are available from reception for £15 / £10 concessions. If you can go, but still want to support, consider sponsoring a seat for a woman who might not otherwise be able to go.
Our local Million Women Rise organiser, Shellboy, is holding a fundraising event at the Centre on Tuesday 14th February – an alternative valentine’s meal. Food will be served from 4:30pm – 7pm in exchange for a donation towards the coach. Come along to this one off social eating event and support a brilliant cause.
We are always keen to hear from you about what’s going on in your lives. We asked you recently at our Course Information Day what were the biggest three problems that you were dealing with and we received lots of responses. Common themes that emerged were mental and physical health problems, relationships, abuse and control, financial worries and dealing with authorities.
We’ll use this information when planning our future services and also in our conversations with decision makers, to try to push for change.
We also conducted a focus group on behalf of two national charities, AVA and Agenda, looking at women’s experience of accessing services to get help with multiple disadvantage. Those findings will go towards a report by the charities on the national picture of services. We will be conducting a series of our own focus groups in November and it’s not too late to get involved. Please contact us to register if you are interested in taking part.