Lighthouse is one of the organisations we support on a regular basis, providing toiletries bags full of essential products for women arriving at their Refuges, and in the past we have provided support via Art classes and Creative Writing sessions, raising funds to provide Bursaries and other assistance. In 2020 we raffled a quilt and made a donation when we had a presentation from Women’s Voices on the Gender Equality Quilt. The money generated has gone towards furnishings for their new Therapeutic Room.
In October 2020, we were delighted to have a Lighthouse representative join our Zoom Club meeting and provide some insight as to the challenges they and their clients faced during the first Lockdown. With considerable pressure from increased demand for their services they managed to help a large number of women who had been subjected to domestic abuse.
Given it is not easy to fundraise during lockdowns our members clubbed together and gave Lighthouse £200 to purchase presents for the children who are currently in Refuge.