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Welcome

 

Basildon Women's Aid is a charitable organisation providing a refuge for women and their children who have been victims of domestic violence, which may be physical, mental or sexual.

Many hundreds of women have taken refuge with us since the refuge opened in 1977. The refuge offers an escape route from violence and a chance to seek alternatives to a life of danger, isolation and fear.

Almost all domestic violence is directed by men against women, but it can and does occur in lesbian and gay relationships and in a very small minority of cases, by women against men. Although this web-site can be used by everyone who is in a violent relationship, it is mainly addressing women.

IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE FREE FROM FEAR.

  

Charity Ball 2014

 

Basildon Women’s Aid ‘Friends of Refuge Kids’ Charity Ball 2014

 

Once again we have been overwhelmed with the generosity of our wonderful supporters! This year the amazing amount of £40,400 was raised at the Refuge Kids Charity Ball held on Friday, 19th September. The support of everyone that hosted tables or donated prizes for our auctions and raffle was very much appreciated. The money raised will provide many activities for the children who live in our refuge accommodation during the coming year ensuring that they will continue to enjoy the group activities and outings that are set up for them. There are around forty children and young people resident at any time, our children have suffered emotional damage and have, at times, been physically harmed also. Staff look at different interventions to help them deal with the trauma in their lives and ensure our children get the help and support they need and deserve.
The money raised last year meant that the children enjoyed many fun outings and seasonal parties as well as new equipment and the therapeutic group activities that ensure they receive extra help to assist their recovery at a traumatic time in their lives. The tremendous amount raised this year will enable us to continue with the services for children and young people. This year Christmas will be an exciting time at the Refuge for all our children with parties, outings and gifts for all. We are extremely lucky to have such wonderful supporters.
The grand total raised to date is £182,910.
Our sincere and grateful thanks to everyone who has supported these events.
Lyn Headley, CEO, Basildon Women’s Aid
 

 

Donations

If you have any old working mobile phones, with chargers, please donate them to BWA. Also any unused sim cards are useful to us.

 Please call: 01268 581591 if you would like to donate.

 

BWA Contact Information: Tel: 01268 581591 | Fax: 01268 581791 | e-mail: enquiries@basildonwa.org

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