Harrogate Refuge provides a safe place for women and their families to escape from Domestic Abuse. Violence against women is a fact with a women dying in the UK everyday at the hand of a husband/partner or former partner. Soroptimists support the elimination of violence against women and the Club is working in a number of ways to raise awareness, take action and act as advocates for women who are being abused physically and emotionally.
Harrogate and District Soroptimists are busy working with the Refuge to raise much needed funds to provide
- new starter packs for women and families leaving the Refuge,
- getting paint brushes to the ready to makeover rooms,
- providing new curtains and
- working with other organisation to improve the childrens play area.
Our Double your money Campaign has raised over £500 so far with members actively involved in a range of activities from plant sales, afternoon teas to Greek lunches and Tapas evenings. Good fun but with a purpose – to improve the lives of women and children.