Tuesday October 23rd was our last meeting at Jesmond Library as from November 12th we will be meeting at TDR, Q1, Quorum Business Park, NE12 8EX.
Our speakers this evening were Laura and Rochelle from the West End Women and Girls’ Centre in Elswick.
They spoke eloquently and at length on how they became involved with the work the centre does and how they recruit and train other young people to become Domestic Violence Champions (D.V.Cs).
They are funded by the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner amongst other organisations. The West End Women and Girls Centre is a registered charity which has been working with women and girls in the West End of Newcastle since 1981.
The Centre provides support through group work where the members have the opportunity to meet, have fun, learn skills, look at issues relevant their lives and generally build confidence in a safe and supportive environment.
They also provide individual support offering advice, information, advocacy and referrals to relevant agencies.
They were looking for support to fund hoodies for the D.V.C’s and we gladly offered a cheque for £1000, as all the members present wanted to acknowledge the importance of their work. They agreed that the Soroptimist international logo would be added to the hoodies.
President Christine presenting Laura and Rochelle with the cheque.
For more information please visit their website: http://westendwomenandgirls.co.uk/