Sefton Women’s and Children’s Aid
For many years the club has had a representative on the Board, and thus had the opportunity to contribute towards the charity’s progress. The club also regularly donates money towards SWACA’s projects and has, for example, funded the refurbishment of the garden at the education centre.
In recent years Crosby’s Soroptimists have supported the “Leap Frog”, “SWACA Quacker” and “GR8 2B Me” appeals. When requested, members put together packs of basic toiletries, nightwear, underwear and other items for women and young people who have to leave home in a hurry.
Some members help ‘behind the scenes’ in the stock-room at SWACA’s fundraising charity shop.
Proceeds from the club’s Baggatelles project are destined for SWACA. Nett income for the charity so far is over £3,600
SWACA provides free and confidential support for all women and children experiencing domestic violence. Its services include a helpline, one-to-one support, solicitors’ surgeries, welfare/benefits advice, group work, a refuge and awareness training.
SI Crosby is proud to maintain its connections with SWACA.