Updates and Thanks

Staff from New Look Irvine; Fiona, Amanda, Colette & Lauren presented North Ayrshire Women’s Aid (Anne) with a cheque for £600 which they raised from a sponsored walk completed by New Look Irvine Staff

Staff from New Look Irvine; Fiona, Amanda, Colette & Lauren presented North Ayrshire Women’s Aid (Louise) with a cheque for £600 which they raised from a sponsored walk completed by New Look Irvine Staff

Karen Allan from Strathclyde Lupus Group was presented with a cheque from NAWA (Louise) for £170.50 raised by NAWA staff in memory of colleague Janet Fry

NEW PROJECTS

STAY WARM

In the autumn of 2010, with funding from the Energy People Trust, we employed a Project Worker who provides energy efficiency advice and support to families in refuge and when moving on to a new home. The support includes, when appropriate, fuel poverty crisis payments on entering refuge, in mid-winter and when moving on to a new home.

PREVENTION PROJECT

The Robertson Trust and North Ayrshire Council are funding a Violence against Women Prevention project in two local schools which will run from April 2011 – March 2014. During the first year of the project, 315 S1 pupils participated in the project including workshops over 2 weeks and an Arts project in which masks were made and exhibited in local libraries, public halls and the Harbour Arts Centre during the UN 16 Days of Activisism.

YOUNG WOMEN’S GROUP/YOUNG VOICES

A structured group work programmne for Young Women will soon commence thanks to funding from Comic Relief. A Young Voices group will be developed later in the year which will focus on self-expression and influencing change.

THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS! (EXTRACT FROM OUR 2011-12 ANNUAL REPORT)

North Ayrshire Women’s Aid would like to say a big thank you to all of their partners and supporters without whom women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse would not have had access to the quality specialist service and support which we offer.

 Thanks to our partner agencies including:

North Ayrshire Council

Cunninghame Housing Association

Scottish Power Energy People Trust

Say Women

Break the Silence

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Strathclyde Police

Scottish Women’s Aid

Frank Buttle Trust

Children in Need

Cash for Kids

Glasspool Charity Trust

Scottish Southern Energy

A special thanks to the many generous individuals, organisations and groups in the community who support our work with cash donations and gifts of Christmas presents, selection boxes, Easter eggs, starter toiletry packs, grocery packs, children’s toys, clothes and household goods. As a small organisation we really do make a difference to people’s lives with the generous giving from interested individuals, bodies and businesses.To protect our women we cannot tell you who receives what, but we can tell you that it goes a long way and is hugely appreciated.

Those supporters include:

Moorpark Golf Club

Marathon Oil

DSM

Energy Solutions

St Vincent de Paul

Beith Parish Church

St Mary’s Church, Irvine

Trinity Church, Saltcoats

Kilbirnie Old Kirk

High Kirk, Stevenston

Keegan and Pennykid

Classique Blinds

Taylor and Henderson

Linus Project

 

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