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Founder Volunteer Patricia Talks WoW and Befriending

My dear friend Rachel Holliday,  a very special lady in my life (she’s the C.E.O of Calderwood House and Women Out West) rang me in the Summer of 2019…This was in the  preceding months before the doors of WoW were officially opened.   “Patricia” she said “WoW needs you. I want you to be our Receptionist and establish an Office Space in Wow’s New Centre at Haig Pit Enterprise Park”. What could I say apart from “Yes of course I will”. Rachel’s enthusiasm, energy, kindness and empathy to help and support others was my inspiration and I became therefore the Founder …

Copy of Women out West still here for you Cumbria covid 19 newsletter

Women Out West Newsletter December 2020

Here is the Women Out West December Newsletter. You can flick through it below or view by clicking here. If you would prefer to view or download a copy in PDF please follow this link. We have added the relevant links in to both formats.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year. We are so grateful to everyone of you who has worked, fundraised, volunteered and so much more through a challenging year for all in this time of Covid. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and all the very best for 2021. Rachel and #TeamWoW xx

WEA Courses online

Free training workshops from WEA

WEA Courses: Fiona Donaldson is Delivering free training workshops from the WEA via Zoom which may be of interest to you. Workshops will run for 2 hours and they are FREE. Thursday 18/6/20 – Introduction to Holistic Therapies C3844477 – 11.30am Tuesday 23/6/20 – Stress Buster C3844478 – 7pm Thursday 25/6/20 – Introduction to Relaxation C3844479 – 7pm Tuesday 30/6/20 – Walk your Way to Better Health C3844480 – 9.15am Thursday 2/7/20 – Recognise your own Potential C3844481 – 7pm   If you know the course details click the link highlighted in orange circle above All participants must log onto …

What’s on at WOW 28th Oct-1st Nov

We would love to see you at one of our activities happening between Monday 28th October and Friday 1st November! We have arts and crafts on Tuesday 29th October from 1-3pm, you are welcome to bring your own project or just turn up and use our paints, pens, wool, etc. The Freedom Project are coming to WOW on Wednesday 30th October 1-3pm to deliver a free awareness session on domestic abuse and the work they do. All are welcome to these activities, just turn up and spread the word. If you have any questions you can call 01946 550103 or …

What’s On This Week at WOW?

Why not come and join in with the activities on this week at WOW. We have arts and crafts on Tuesday 22nd October from 1-3pm, you are welcome to bring your own project or just turn up and use our paints, pens, wool, etc. All welcome, you can just turn up. On Wednesday 23rd October from 1-3pm there is an introduction to a course we are going to run at WOW. It is called ‘The Key’ and helps develop work readiness and build confidence. If this interests you please come along! On Wednesday 23rd October from 6-9pm we have our …

Peer Support Worker and Project Worker Wanted at WOW

Hi – Please find attached some detail regarding two vacancies we have at our Centre.  If you would like further information on either of these, please contact me via my email address and I will send out further information and an application form.  Please note that I will treat all approaches in the strictest of confidence and within the new GDPR guidelines.  Appointments will be made subject to satisfactory references being received and an advanced DBS clearance.  The closing date is the 11th of October.  My email address is

Fun at Cumbria Pride 10th Event at Carlisle Castle 28th September 2019

I had a really great day yesterday representing WOW  at  Cumbria Pride, the 10th event of its kind, and this year it was at Carlisle Castle.  The organisers had obviously worked hard as the event was flawless from the start and even the sun shone!  Nothing – even rain- could have dampened our spirits though, as we set up our stalls and prepared to march around the City Centre.  Sellafield Ltd kindly allowed me to share their space alongside my WiN Cumbria and NI colleagues, with our WOW banner and leaflets.  Once set up, we headed across the main road …