WAITS4Women - Did you know?Sunday 8th March is International Women’s day, on this day and throughout the year Women are celebrating the contribution we bring to the World. In some countries it s a national holiday for us in the UK it is a chance to celebrate, and raise awareness of the issues that affect us has women.

Big Lottery logoIn 2015 WAITS has a lot to celebrate:

In February WAITS was awarded three years funding from the Big Lottery for our Community Integration project supporting Women Offenders

In Summer 2015 we will be opening our new three bed refuge Iona House lll, bringing our current bed spaces to 5.

This International Women’s Day are asking our friends and support us to help us continue our work by attending our High Tea and Pamper day On Thursday 12th March (See details here). It is also a chance for us to showcase our Transition Support Project, Funded through the Community safety Partnership, which has helped us 40 women suffering domestic abuse Since December 2014.

Donations on the day will be going to buy items for our refuge, if you can’t make it join our Social Media Fundraising Campaign. #waits4women.

Whatever you are doing to international Women’s Day enjoy your celebrations and give thanks for those that have gone before us , who sacrificed so we can have the freedom we experience today.

Marcia Lewinson
WAITS CEO