We were lucky again with the weather, having sunshine throughout.
We had a wonderful raffle with many great prizes as well as a magician, Kieran Johnson, who entertained us with magic in small groups.
Julia Killick, ex-Governor of HMP Holloway, gave a fascinating talk with lots of interesting (and horrifying) statistics about women who go to jail- why women end up in prison, what happens when they come out and how Housing for Women helps them reunite with their children and avoid further offending.
Last year’s tea party raised £2000, which was spent on 3 Breezies (specially adapted iPads for older people) and support to enable them to stay connected with the world.
The money raised also funded grants to allow women and their children to have days out from the refuges that we run. So far 10 such outings have been made and the feedback of unique memories made away from violence, and photos that can be freely shared without fear, bring tears to your eyes.
This year we raised near £3000- the final number is still being counted- which is amazing.
It can only be done by your support, giving, helping and attending.
THANK YOU ALL.