A lot going on….

What a busy few weeks it’s been. We’ve been out and about across Wigtownshire, raising awareness of our service and how we support women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. From attending Portpatrick Craft Fair displaying and selling goods made at our Women’s Wellbeing Group, to attending a Health & Wellbeing event in Whithorn then an information stand at Cairnryan Hall open day followed the next day by pitching our gazebo at a road safety event, with promotional materials and free fun activities for all. The weather wasn’t kind to us that day but people came to support the event and our stall had a steady stream of visitors.

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the New Town Hall in Whithorn to see the brand new facilities and came away enthused about what a fantastic asset it is to the community and the whole area. There’s a modern, bright and spacious hall where groups can hire out space for meetings, fundraising activities and much more, and an impressive new 18 bed bunkhouse which caters for individuals or groups. All rooms are en suite and there’s a large fully equipped kitchen for those who wish to cook. It’s definitely worth a visit. More information can be found here Bunkhouse – All Roads Lead to Whithorn

Our safe accommodation remains full and the support team have been busy supporting women, children and young people across Wigtownshire. We continue to evaluate our work to make sure we are delivering the best service possible.

After the success of our 2022 winter fundraiser, we are now working on a spring/summer event, more details will be posted soon.

Lastly, thanks to the following people who have supported us by fundraising on our behalf, or through donating funds in support of the work we do.

Urquharts Opticians – £300 awarded from the Community Fund

Bank of Scotland Stranraer – £922 raised from raffle ticket sales and book sales in the local branch

Newton Stewart Golf Club – money donated at request of winning quiz team