Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse
The club has continued its work with the local charity Voice of Hope and Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent Councils. At Christmas 2,000 of the cartoon toilet door stickers were distributed in the bars and restaurants throughout the towns to provide support contact numbers for victims of abuse. The Programme Action Group is in negotiation to include the toilet door cartoon in the February edition of a local publication Junction 15. Urdu and Polish version of the bookmark have been approved and are ready for printing.
The Club is working with local charities Voice of Hope, Arch and Newcastle Borough Council to raise awareness of intimate partner abuse and violence and to provide information on the help available. 10,000 “Loves me – Loves me not” bookmarks have been printed and distributed to Keel and Staffordshire University and the Colleges in Newcastle and Stoke. Feedback has been received that these have been effective/A further 2,000 are being printed for distribution by Arch to schools in the area as part of Arch’s ‘Relationships without fear’ project. Club members will also distribute bookmarks to appropriate places. Toilet door stickers giving contact numbers will be printed and distributed for the Christmas period. Funding for this project was raised from a Beauty Evening sponsored by and held at Boots Newcastle under Lyme which raised £342, Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council contributed £600, Voice of Hope £100 and the club contribute £100 from funds raised
Breast Cancer Now
The club support the Breast Cancer Now in its annual fund raising event – “Paint The Town Pink”. In … members supported the charity at Uttoxeter Race course Ladies Day, when it was the nominated charity.
Reading in school
Members read with individual children at Knutton St Mary’s School. The school is in an area of high deprivation and low literacy rates.
Tea for the Elderly
As part of the national charity Contact the Elderly, members provide a monthly afternoon tea and transport for a group of elderly people.