Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Awareness Week – photo opportunity.

New Start Bags As part of Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, President Judy and Programme Action Officer Anne were invited to the Police Station in Middle Engine Lane by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird and … Continued

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We’re thrilled to CELEBRATE  that  the founder of our local Independent Cinema ‘THE JAM JAR’,  Dan Ellis is one of two winners of the first ever BAFTA ‘For The Love Of Film’ competition. We’re all so proud of him here … Continued

Frugal Lunch

An easy way to raise a bit of cash, with very little outlay – why not have a healthy frugal lunch – a selection of vegetable based soups and home made bread – what’s not to like?!!!  As they say, … Continued

We’re having a FRUGAL LUNCH!

Just trying to raise a wee bit of money to support WBHS Sorops with the running of their club & to kick-start their fundraising for their chosen PROGRAMME ACTION – watch this space!!   Spicy Thai Coconut soup Minestrone soup … Continued

It’s almost an industry…………the organisation of putting together NEW START BAGS!

  FOLLOW THESE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS Wait for the sales. Write a huge shopping list Visit the shops – 50+ times is a reasonable amount! Neatly make piles of clothes in a members spare room …………and repeat ……………….and repeat AND WE’RE … Continued

WBHS’s Global Blanket continues to grow!

We have a strong group of 14 young women committed to improving the lives and opportunities of young women in our region.  Let’s remind ourselves of what the GLOBAL BLANKET is all about!  The Global Blanket Campaign invites consumers from around the world to … Continued

Soroptimist Anne hits the January Sales

When you only have £1000 (A HUGE thank-you to Newcastle Building Society for this grant to our club!) to spend it’s best to hit the January sales to get the best bargains to put together at least 12 NEW START … Continued

The Red Box Project

  Have you heard of the RED BOX PROJECT?  Donations of sanitary products, knickers, tights and money donations are used to provide free sanitary protection to those girls who’s families cannot afford this monthly expense.  In March, 2018 it was … Continued

Santa calling at Harbour – taking our Santa hats off to WBHS Sorops!!

  Can you believe that Harbour Refuge received 582 referrals in the last quarter. Most of these are from the police. The majority arrive at Harbour with very little, therefore all donations are gratefully received. Our contact at Harbour, Sarah, … Continued

£1000 grant from Newcastle Building Society

Once again our efforts as a team have been rewarded with another £1000 grant from the Newcastle Building Society and the Community Foundation.  This will enable us to put together 12 more bags bringing the total to 92. We aim … Continued