Despite Covid-19 restrictions in 2020 we felt so lucky and proud to still have the support of our local community.
Many businesses and groups made beautiful White Ribbon displays in their shop windows. Anyone passing by could see Broxtowe Women Project’s (BWP) contact details and get in touch if they needed our help.
The community got involved in lots of other ways too which is really encouraging to see and is vital in spreading the awareness of violence against women.
The Women’s Institute
BWP Partnership Officer, Chris Harris, held a talk with the The Hive WI in Beeston as part of this year’s White Ribbon campaign. WI groups from across the country joined them in learning about domestic abuse.
‘No more violence against women’ is an on-going campaign of theirs so it only seemed right we involve them in our awareness raising for White Ribbon.
Broxtowe Borough Council
We joined Broxtowe Borough Council for a virtual coffee morning along with White Ribbon UK where we heard from a range of speakers, including a poem written by a BWP service user. This was a very moving moment for everyone and one of the highlights of the session.
They also organised for the White Ribbon Christmas Lights to be put up in Beeston and Eastwood, which looked beautiful. It is a great way to spread awareness and get people talking.
Christmas wreath making workshops
A local florist from Stapleford worked with BWP to raise awareness of domestic abuse as part of her wreath making workshops during the 16 days of action.
Thistle and Phlox ran its sessions online this year and anyone who bought a kit received a white ribbon to wear along with some information on services provided by BWP.
The local business donated 10% of the money made from each kit to our cause and in total raised for us £258. We are so grateful for their generosity which will help us provide many of our vital services.