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WAITS will be kicking off the New Year with a new mission to raise £20,000 by April 2017. To enable WAITS, to open two refuges for women suffering domestic abuse. Our safe houses enable women the support and stability to begin to come to terms with the mental and physical trauma which they have experienced.
A tall order you may think? The need to help women suffering domestic abuse is growing each year.
Did you know that the police receive a 999 call every 99 seconds for help from a victim of Domestic Abuse? 4 women are killed every year as a result of domestic abuse.
Our Fundraising drive has already taking off:
Friends of WAITS (FoW)
We are grateful for the support of the FoW who raised £416.77 bag packing at Marks and Spencer’s Merry Hill on the International day for the elimination of violence against women; Saturday 26th November 2016.
Lloyd’s Banking Group
Our Friends at Lloyd’s Banking Group had a fun way to raise funds at their offices with their Wear a Christmas Jumper and Cake Sale raising £1,072.10.
Raffle & Auction 2017
We are looking forward to Grosvenor Casino (Broad Street) and Gem Media who are hosting a dinner, Auction and Raffle in Aid of WAITS on 15th January 20127, just the thing to break the post-Christmas, blues.
Tickets available from Sue Wright : email: SM.GC-Birmingham@rank.com or telephone 0121 631 3535
Heather Croft Bridge Club
The Heather Croft Bridge Club held a fundraising evening for WAITS and raised £400.00 in November 2016
Thank you all for support in kick-starting our Fundraising Drive.