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Hartest Craft Fair

Hartest Craft Fair

Posted on 18 January 2016

On Saturday 14th Trustees Judith and Fiona attended Hartest Craft Fair to sell items that had been handmade by service users and their children during the summer holidays. Although they only made £30 , they were asked a lot of questions about the work of the Refuge, so it was…

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She Called Me Mother

Posted on 18 January 2016

On Thursday 12th November 2015 the Theatre Royal provided free tickets for a group of residents, staff and volunteers to watch a performance of She Called Me Mother, and afterwards to do a Bucket Collection. It was a powerful drama, starring the marvellous Cathy Tyson, with domestic violence as its…

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Taste of Culture Event

Taste of Culture Event

Posted on 18 January 2016

We were invited to set up our Awareness Raising Stall at the annual Taste of Culture event organised by our friends from the Multicultural Women’s Group. It was a wonderful event, with food from 14 different countries, as well as music and dancing.

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Fundraising success

Fundraising success

Posted on 20 July 2015

The Bucket Collection and Awareness-Raising Stall in Asda on 1st May raised £373.99 towards the work of the Refuge. Our grateful thanks to volunteers Charmaine, Gill, Julia, Tatyana and Michelle for taking part. Our Midsummer Concert was a resounding success, thanks to a wonderful performance by Haverhill Silver Band in…

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The Sun’s Petition against Domestic Violence

The Sun’s Petition against Domestic Violence

Posted on 7 July 2015

The Sun launched a petition against Domestic Violence this month and appealed to the public to sign a petition to keep refuges across the country open to women and children who are experiencing domestic violence and who require help. If you'd like to help, please follow this link The Sun's…

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Merry Christmas – Residents’ Christmas Dinner

Merry Christmas – Residents’ Christmas Dinner

Posted on 28 December 2014

Once again, the Refuge had a bountiful Christmas.  Many small donations were made to the Refuge and the continuing supporters of the Refuge arrived laden with goodies enabling the staff to reassure the residents that they would have a good Christmas.  A lovely Christmas dinner was enjoyed by both residents and…

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Aquarius Singers’ Christmas Carol Concert

Posted on 14 December 2014

The Aqaurius Singers held a Carol Concert in December 2014 celebrating the Refuge's 40th Anniversary. A lovely evening was had by everyone, beautiful singing accompanied by drinks and nibbles (starring a lovely cake).

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