Christmas is such a special time for children.  The thrill of finishing school to spend time with their families, the parties they will attend around the festive season and the anticipation of what Santa may bring Christmas morning…

For many children, they will be waking up in refuge on Christmas morning away from their families, their friends and away from their own belongings.  Women and children escaping domestic violence often arrive at our refuges with nothing.  Most of the women that we support suffer from severe poverty as a result of the abuse they have experienced.

We want to make sure that every child has a brand new present to open on Christmas morning.   

Ideal gifts would include:
For women: Toiletry sets, cosmetics, perfume, pyjamas, confectionery, stationary and diary/planner for 2018
For children: Toys, games, books, pyjamas, craft items,
For teenagers:  Gadgets, books, stationary, toiletries
For babies: Baby toys, blankets, clothes,

Would you like to Gift an Experience instead?
Please consider buying a voucher for Pizza Express, Nando’s, Cinema or Bowling. These vouchers could give our families a much needed opportunity to enjoy some quality time together.

For more information please email supportus@bswaid.org or call 0121 685 8687.

Host your own Festive Fundraiser and have a jolly good time whilst raising much needed funds to help support our service.

Here are our favourite ideas:

  1. Wear your Woollies for Women and Children – come to work in your finest festive gear, from socks to jumpers, make a donation for looking fab!
  2. Reverse Advent Calendar – host a box in your office and donate one item per day – toiletries and food bank items always help our families in need
  3. Pennies from Heaven – going out for a Christmas Coffee?  Save your loose change for a month, those extra pennies soon mount up!
  4. Bonus Ball – have a sweepstake in the office selling each Christmas Lotto Ball for £1 – split the proceeds by donating 50% to BSWA and 50% to the winner
  5. Christmas Cake Sale – had enough of mince pies? Host a Christmas Cake Off and raise some delicious donations for our charity.
  6. Donation in lieu of Cards – would you like to make a donation in lieu of sending Christmas cards?  Feel free to visit our JustGiving page here and send your donation direct to us.

For additional support please email here or call Sally on 0121 685 8687.