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News & Events

Stroud Women’s Refuge News & Events

Spring 2024


Women's Aid National Quality Standards

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Standards Stage One Quality Mark. The panel acknowledged that Stroud Women’s Refuge are providing an excellent package of support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. There was also specific mention of our good practice in assessing individual needs, therefore enabling women to quickly receive support where needed in all aspects of their lives. This was a huge team effort which involved providing a wide range of evidence to show how the service promotes safety and security and ensures fair access to services. 

Dazzle Showgirls - Cabaret KitKat Night

Dazzle Ladies Dance created and produced the Dazzle Showgirls event at Minchinhampton Market House in May; a night of cabaret acts, cocktails and live music which raised and incredible £2075 for the refuge. Three acts including Burlesque, 50’s Jive and jazz performed for two nights. The show was the dream child of Sarah Davis-Berry, owner of Dazzle Workshops, and local performer Kate Tyler. Together they had the ambition of bringing together a group of female performers and giving something back to the community. We are so grateful to have been chosen to benefit from this incredible event – our thanks go out to all involved. 


Encounter Vineyard, Winchcombe - Clothes Swap Evening

We would like to say a big thank you to Encounter Vineyard for the clothes swap evening they held on 26th April. They raised  £1024 for the refuge; an remarkable amount! All who attended had a great time selecting some new outfits and enjoying a glass of fizz. Thank you to all involved, we are so grateful for the support. 


Upcoming Events

The Importance of Being Earnest - Manor House, Amberley

We are delighted to announce that Manor House in Amberley are hosting another play by the wonderful Rain or Shine Theatre Company. All profits will be donated to SWR. Please come and support us and enjoy a lovely afternoon of theatre, ice cream and cakes from Cirencester Soroptimists, and even a pop-up tent from Dirty Cow Boutique. https://www.rainorshine.co.uk

Cotswold Way Walk - Sarah Newey

Sarah Newey, award winning pharmacist and owner of Finesse Skin Clinic in Frampton on Severn, has set herself the incredible challenge of walking the Cotswold Way in just 8 days! In doing this, she aims to raise £1000 for Stroud Women’s Refuge.  Please show your support by donating via the JustGiving page. Her 102 mile walk will begin on 15th May and we can’t wait to see how she gets on. Thank you Sarah! 


Stroud Farmers Market

Friends of SWR Market StallThe Friends of Stroud Women’s Refuge will have a stall at the Farmers Market on Saturday 13th July . Be sure to drop by and say hello; you can pick up information about the essential fundraising they do for us as well as info about the work we do here at the refuge and they will of course be shaking those collection pots! 

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