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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 …

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Funding boost from UnLtd breathes fresh “hair” into Women Out West

Tuesday 4th May 2021 PRESS RELEASE Funding boost breathes fresh “hair” into Women Out West  Women Out West, based at Haig Enterprise Park, is excited to launch their hair salon which will open every Friday and Saturday from early June 2021. The innovative women’s centre, which opened in 2019 to provide support and services to victims of domestic abuse, was unable to introduce extra fundraising elements until lockdown restrictions had eased. This was because demand for core services was higher than ever during the pandemic. Now, thanks to grant funding from UnLtd, an organisation which backs social entrepreneurship and has …

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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

PPM Limited donates a year’s supply of Emergency Grab Bags to Women Out West

PRESS RELEASE: 16th December 2020 PPM Limited donates a year’s supply of Emergency Grab Bags to Women Out West PPM Limited, a leading provider of property maintenance services in Cumbria, is supporting their local community by providing Emergency Grab Bags to women who flee domestic violence, and who often leave their family home with no more than the clothes they stand up in. The company was moved to offer this substantial, practical support when they saw a recent campaign by Women Out West highlighting the difference that a “Grab Bag” packed with essentials and a couple of home comforts can …

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Step Up with #TeamWow – Land’s End to John O’Groats

Hi, wonderful people! We all know exercise is good for our wellbeing so we’re clocking up the Ks together and we thought we’d make this a collective virtual challenge to get from Land’s End to John O’Groats by 2021! We’ll even pop in to the Women Out West Centre on the way! This can be done alone but together in spirit, or it can be done with friends or family. It can be done on a treadmill or you can skip it, jog it, swim it, skateboard it…… just log your excercise and help us do something positive together. To …

WOW What a Time To Change! Rachel Holliday Marks Milestones

The country may still be in partial lockdown, but there is a feeling of resilience and hope as more milestones are reached at Time to Change (West Cumbria) Project CIC. As for everyone, Covid -19 has created challenges for Rachel Holliday and her team, but they will ride this storm, just as they have overcome many obstacles along the way. It is seven years since Rachel Holliday set this up to tackle poverty, disadvantage, and homelessness in the area. Having experienced being homeless in her teens and in a downward spiral with no money, education or hope, she realised on …

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 …