The Club supports Barrow Women’s Centre with donations of clothes, toiletries, sanitary items, equipment and bedding and 2 members assist in running the clothes room. The Women’s Centre provides support to women who have suffered domestic violence and assists any women including those involved with the criminal justice system and teenagers needing support.
During the pandemic members have been involved with food preparation for families struggling with poverty and provision of toiletries etc for women fleeing domestic abuse which dramatically increased during the pandemic. The baking of desserts and traybakes while the children were off school between April and September was a big undertaking with a total of over 4,000 portions baked and delivered to the Women’s Centre for distribution along with main courses supplied by the Centre.
The Club supports Springfield the women’s refuge in Kendal with regular fundraising to provide bedding and other household items.
Club members lobby for improved services for victims of domestic abuse and were active when the Domestic Abuse Bill was going through Parliament lobbying re inclusion of non fatal strangulation to be included in the Bill. We also do awareness raising such as the White ribbon campaign
Please see our individual pages to find out more about our work in these areas.