Winchester Ladies Circle presents cheque to Trinity Winchester
Winchester Ladies Circle were delighted to present Trinity Winchester with a cheque for £2000 this week, following a year of fundraising events in aid of the Women's Service at the local charity.
The main event of the year's fundraising was a Burn's Night Supper held in January, complete with bagpipes, haggis and Scottish country dancing.
Helen Dawson, last year's chair of Winchester Ladies Circle, said:
“Ladies Circle is all about three things: fun, friendship and fundraising. Supporting Trinity's Women's Service has given us a great opportunity to do something really worthwhile for other women in Winchester and have a bit of fun at the same time.
At the start of April last year, we had hoped to raise about £1000, but the final total has far exceeded our expectations. Burns Night is the biggest event we have run in a number of years, and we were apprehensive about whether we could pull it off. The event was a great success and a good time was had by all, thanks to the hard work and commitment of the girls from Circle."
Trinity Women's Service offers a space where women who are feeling vulnerable can be listened to and supported to make positive changes in their lives. It is the only local provider of the nationally accredited Freedom Programme, which is a 12-week course aimed at helping women suffering from domestic abuse to develop the skills and confidence to recognised and break free from their physical and psychological abuse.