Despite the closure of the Yeovil Women’s Refuge, we are able to continue support in an “informal” way to women and families being re-homed. By donating goods such as bedding, kitchen equipment and toiletries, as well as giving Furnicare vouchers it enables the women to buy some of their own furniture.
We are supporting an international project, the Meru Garden project which will be supported by all clubs in the Federation. This project supports women in Africa to develop skills and achieve a sustainable living.
For the next two years, we will support the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline, giving a much needed holiday and fun to children affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
We will also support a local project, The Hubb, which helps young people and adults with learning disabilities by providing social groups and training programmes. The aim is to improve health and happiness, skills and confidence and help some individuals into paid employment.
We have started work on gaining White Ribbon status for the town. This is a very long term project, one step at a time.
We are also actively involved in work to end all forms of violence against women and have been actively involved with other women’s groups on the Domestic abuse Forum.