The Friends of Housing for Women


An introduction to the Friends




The Friends were established in 2014 to commemorate 80 years of Housing for Women. The Friends are drawn from people who have had a close association with Housing for Women in different ways and want to find a way to maintain that link or from people who hear about us and want to support our work. It is an informal group headed by a Chair – currently Marie-Louise Clayton.

The Friends currently have over 20 members and meet every quarter. Membership is open to anyone, but requires an annual contribution of £20. Friends are welcomed and encouraged to get directly involved where they have an interest or expertise. Just supporting financially is ok too!

We are involved with Housing for Women in a variety of ways such as mentoring, advice, networking and, of course, fundraising for those of our residents in particular need. This year we have enjoyed a Summer picnic, a Choral concert, a Cream Tea party, cheese and wine with the Housing for Women Executive team and an Arbonne Christmas Gifts event. These events raised £3,800, an invaluable donation for the women helped by Housing for Women.

If you would like more information on the Friends of Housing for Women then please contact the current Chair, Marie-Louise Clayton, by emailing


If you do not feel you are able to support us as a Friend at this time but would like to help then please donate through the Housing for Women Virgin Giving site using a credit/debit card or Paypal. If you can leave your details for the Friends of Housing for Women then we would like to keep in touch with you.


Useful forms

Friends joining form

Gift aid form

Legacy pledge form