Rebecca Clevett

Can Woodfield Tackle Everest??

Fundraising for Refuge
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We provide expert, specialist support to women & children fleeing domestic abuse


We are a group of staff working at Archfield House Nursery in Bristol. Our Sister nursery Woodland House have joined us during the lockdown, so we now call ourselves Woodfield! We are caring for children of key workers during the COVID pandemic. The Core Team continuing to work at Archfield have been thinking of ways to continue their support for our community during the COVID pandemic. 

It is being widely reported in the news that the level of domestic violence during the lockdown period has drastically risen, including deaths due to domestic violence or abuse. Refuge, the national domestic violence charity saw a 700% increase in their website views from one day to the next after a media push letting people know how to access support during lockdown. You can see the press release here: 

Not that these figures are scary enough but we of course know that many children will be living in the homes of which this domestic abuse or violence is happening and have no escape in school or other activities. 

SO we have decided to create ourselves a challenge, aiming to raise some much needed funds for Refuge to enable them to support families during the COVID pandemic. 


Any of you who have walked from the very bottom of Archfield to the very top will know that it feels like a mountain in itself. We are going to use this to our advantage, the core staff team at Woodfield have volunteered to climb the equivalent of Mt. Everest over 10 working days (Over 52,000 steps!). 

Now considering we still have a number of children and families attending each day and we only have around 20% of our team within the core staff and the fact we are only counting the stairs up, 1,000 stair climbs is no mean feat in 10 days (our core team are also working around 60-80% of their usual working hours)! From our research it usually takes around 40 days to climb Mt. Everest. 

We recognise that these are tough times financially for some but there are other ways to support us even if you cannot donate yourself. We would really appreciate it if you share this justgiving page so we can reach a wider group of potential donators. If you are able to, please donate anything you can to our fundraising page and share it on your social media or with friends or family to spread the word!

We start our challenge on Monday 20th April and will complete it as soon as possible within the 10 working days! PLEASE help us to help some of those who need at most during these strange and difficult times. 

Keep an eye on our Facebook page to keep updated on how we are getting on (search Archfield House Nursery or Woodland House Nursery).  


Best wishes

The Woodfield Team 

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Refuge opened the world’s first refuge in West London in 1971. We support thousands of women & children every day, experiencing domestic and sexual violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, stalking, trafficking, prostitution & so-called ‘honour’ based violence.

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