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Raised by 37 people in 15 months
Created August 21, 2017
The Derby Womens Centre are a non-for-profit #CHARITY and rely on many volunteers (counsellors, admin, fundraisers) as well as funding through various channels and the local authority.
Times are changing, most, if not all the funding has been #STOPPED. They are literally surviving on good will (from the volunteers and part time staff) and donations through Just Giving, Midlands Co-op, local groups, individuals and charitable organisations. This has kept them going to this point, but is not enough to keep the centre open, it has provided support for women and their families in #Derby #Derbyshire since 1978.

We need your #HELP, #LOCAL #BUSINESS to sponsor our work and provide financial help here in #DERBY, Fund Raising Events from within your communities.

We have recently featured through-out September and into October on BBC Radio Derby and BBC East Midlands Today News about our fight to save the centre from closure. We are winning that battle but need a sustained period of support from the Derby and Derbyshire Communities, we really do need your help in saving lives and supporting men, women and children within their families.

HISTORY

Derby Women’s Centre was founded in 1978. A group of local women began to hold meetings in their homes to discuss the needs of women. From this came a free pregnancy testing service, an advice helpline and Derby Rape Crisis. The centre was funded by donations and income generated by volunteers. In 1995, Derby Rape Crisis secured funding and moved to larger premises near to our current location on Leopold Street.

Our first ‘home’ was the Mandela Centre on Peartree Road. In 1982, we moved to a small room in the Guild Hall in Derby, and expanded again to larger premises in Green Lane in 1986, which allowed us to offer a wider range of services and provide space to Hadhari Nari, a housing association which later became affiliated to Women’s Aid.

Around this time, we secured funding from #Derby City Council, #Derbyshire County Council and the Manpower Services Commission Community Programme Agency to cover growing running and staff costs.

In 1990, we moved from Green Lane to our current premises on Leopold Street. This enabled us to offer accommodation to Karma Nirvana, a group formed by local women to assist others in making positive health choices. They remained with us until their move to the St James Centre in 1998.

We were also involved in the creation of #Derby Women’s Work in June 2003 following a partnership with the Edge Project. In 2004, Women’s Work moved to their own premises and extended their services to include a nurse practitioner and counselling service.

Since then, we have established ourselves as a leading provider of general support services for local women. The centre saves the NHS and local services tens of thousands of pounds a year, as well as many lives and their families.

www.derby-womenscentre.org.uk for more information and background
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We are receiving daily donations by post and directly from organisations and the general public. The centre has managed in a short space of time to receive enough support to start providing a lvariety of new courses and events. We are now working towards providing counselling services then the centre will be able to resume normal service. Thank you one and all for your support along our journey. We can make it and with your help and generosity the centre can regain its position within the community, serving those who are vulnerable. Please keep donating and fund raising, thank you. http://www.gofundme.com/10000-1-monthly-donations?pc=fb_co_dashboard_a&rcid=7df0af25328b40209d3152fd43f22572 specialist
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£2,585 of £120,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 15 months
Created August 21, 2017
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