If you or someone you know needs support because of domestic abuse, please call us on 01453 764385

Friends of Stroud Women’s Refuge

Community Fundraising & Support

The Friends of Stroud Women’s Refuge are volunteers who make up the community fundraising arm of the charity. They organise an annual programme of events, give talks to local organisations to raise awareness about domestic abuse, and publish a quarterly newsletter for supporters.

Fundraising activities are vital to ensure our survival as the only women’s refuge in Gloucestershire and to help our organisation improve the services we offer.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the ‘Friends’ or would like to find out more about supporting their work by making a regular donation or putting on your own fundraising event, please contact Friends of Stroud Women’s Refuge at: beresford.friends@yahoo.com or call 01453 764385.

Christmas Card Sales 2023 

The friends of SWR raised £1368 from the sale of beautiful Christmas cards designed by local artists; Alison Vickery, Mary Grundy and Andrew Davidson. We would like to express our thanks to Honeytrap Boutique, Clare Francis Hair Design, Personal Best Gym, Made in Stroud and The Shop on the Common for stocking the cards and to the Friends of SWR and the artists for all their efforts in getting these stunning cards made, promoted and sold. 

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Individual Support

Donations from individuals quite literally keep the lights on at Stroud Women’s Refuge. Your support, whether one-off contributions or monthly donations, covers the costs associated with providing safe accommodation for the women and children who seek our support.

Even small donations allow us to apply for larger funds through matched funding. This means that we approach grant making organisations who will often match the amount contributed, meaning (for example) that we can turn your £20 into £40 to be spent on the charity’s lifesaving work.

Community Support

We are so grateful to receive amazing support from our local community who raise money for our charity through fundraising activities and donations.

If you are involved with a school, community group or organisation and would like to help, please get in touch. We are always keen to talk, meet or come and share the work that the refuge does. If you are planning a fundraising event, please let us know and we will add it to our annual programme.

Business Supporter

Many businesses provide amazing support to Stroud Women’s Refuge through fundraising activities, donations, and by making us their ‘Charity of the Year’.

If you are involved with a business and would like to help, please get in touch. We are always keen to talk, meet or come and share the work that the refuge does. If you are planning a fundraising event, please let us know and we will add it to our annual programme.

A great way to support us is through choosing to donate one or more of our Support Packages that are given to women and their children during their time at the refuge, and are theirs to keep when they leave.

If you’d like to arrange a meeting or find out more ways that you can support us, please contact us at beresford.friends@yahoo.com or call 01453 764385.