Weʼve raised £1,710 to help fund a new washing machine for Gilgal women's refuge because the current one is failing, damaging precious clothes, and is irreparable.
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
- Funded on Tuesday, 10th October 2017
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Gilgal Birmingham is a refuge for women and their children escaping domestic violence. We accommodate and support 14 women some with children, all women have experienced domestic violence such as physical, mental, emotional, sexual or financial abuse. They often arrive here with nothing, only the clothes they are wearing at the time of their escape from home.
We have one washing machine for all the women to use which unfortunately is barely working efficiently and some clothes are now being damaged. We have tried to get it repaired but have been told it needs replacing. We have had a quote for a new machine which is £1600. It needs to be an industrial style washer rather than a domestic due to 14 families using it on a daily basis. The nearest launderette to us is two buses away which makes taking washing there very difficult particularly when travelling with children.
These women have found such courage to leave a violent home, but in finding safety in our temporary refuge they must now try to overcome the powerlessness and despair that they feel . Let’s give them some support to help with rebuilding their day to day lives with hope and dignity - by giving them the convenience and choice to simply have clean clothes.
- 9 months ago
Lesley Byrne9 months ago
Morning from Glasgow , 6 hour drive yesterday another 3 hours today. Fitful sleep , nerves are kicking in but fabulous to wake to 80% of my original target raised🎉 So realism turns to ambition - target raised to £1500 - the machine is £1600 & I'll top that up myself no problem. Thank you so much for the donations, it makes me very happy 😘 Giggle of the day 'Alex WHERE's the sign that says Scotland📷 ' 'Lesley its that big bloody blue flag with the white cross' 😂😂😂
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Oct 1, 2017
Well done lesley 🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻
Sep 29, 2017
I know you've got he washing machine but I'm sure this late donation will be put to great use!!Well done on an awesome marathon!!
Sep 28, 2017
Well done on the marathon , sorry for the late donation. xx
Sep 27, 2017
Thank you so much Lesley. This is fantastic. Your passion and support for Gilgal is greatly appreciated. Your an inspiration to us all - Well done!!!
Sep 26, 2017
Well done! Fantastic achievement. Hope your legs are not too sore...
Sep 26, 2017
Well done Lesley!! Xx
Sep 26, 2017
Well Done Lesley for taking on this challenge. You are such a Star and the Staff and Residents at Gilgal will be ever grateful to you for your efforts x
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