This spring, Personal Best are collecting wash bags and toiletries for Stroud Women’s Refuge. Ideally, we would like toiletries for babies and children under 10 (and perhaps an Easter Egg!) as well as toiletries for women. We will be handing over your donations on the 12th April.
Two women are murdered EVERY WEEK in their own homes, by their partners.
6 out of every 10 women who seek a place at a Women's Refuge have to be turned away (because there aren't enough refuges).
26% of women over 16 experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives.
14,400 children witness domestic violence EVERY WEEK - that's 748,800 children a year.
62% of children living with domestic abuse are directly harmed by the perpetrator of the abuse, in addition to the harm caused to them by witnessing the abuse of others.
Stroud Women's Refuge reaches 300+ people annually through the refuge, children’s work, outreach support and workshops.
Founded in 1976 Stroud Women's Refuge is the ONLY remaining Women's Refuge in the whole of Gloucestershire. It provides sanctuary and a new start in life for 32 women and 45 children, providing shelter for up to 9 families at a time. On top of this, they provide specialist help to the children, so they can deal with their own trauma. Deliver training to enable women to build the skills and confidence to start a new life. As well as running workshops with 100's of young people, and relevant professionals, about domestic abuse issues.
Costs £250,000 a year to run
£685 a day
Stroud refuge urgently requires toiletries for babies and children under 10 years old.
Children’s toothbrushes- baby upwards
Children’s no tears/ sensitive shampoo
Children’s body wash e.g. bottles with characters or colourful print
Children’s bubble bath e.g. characters or colourful print
Thank you for your support.