Glyndwr Women’s Aid supports women and children affected by domestic abuse and violence. Part of their support is to provide emergency housing to women and children escaping abuse across the Denbighshire area.
We wanted to help enhance the experience for these families staying in the emergency accommodation by funding a variety of projects to help make their stay a happier one. The projects include providing a warm welcome for the families when they arrive at their new home with welcome packs containing essential items they may need, as well as products for some much needed pampering. The families are also given a memory box to create new memories and to safeguard any treasures they may have been able to bring with them.
To improve the environment for the children our grant helped to refurbish their playroom and create a new mural in their outdoor play area. The children loved being part of the mural project and chose some lovely characters to be painted including dinosaurs, fairies and minions!
The women staying at the refuge have also benefited from us funding the charity’s Cook and Eat project where they have learnt new cooking skills and even grown their own vegetables. A new sewing group has also proved to be very popular and their latest chosen project is making toiletry bags for the benefit of new arrivals.
Irene Henderson, Refuge Project Co-ordinator commented:
“The Williams Family Foundation’s support has been invaluable and has helped us to provide an enhanced service to our families. We so appreciate all of the help they have given us, thank you from us all.”