Archived News September 2016

Sex Worker Outreach Project wins Big Lottery funding

We’re proud to announce that The Big Lottery Fund has awarded us £499,793 to expand a project supporting women involved in on and off-street sex work in Gloucester and Swindon. These women are extremely vulnerable, and in very real danger of violence and exploitation, but we’ve been running a late night drop-in twice a week in the red-light districts of both towns. This new boost will enable us to extend our reach across Gloucestershire and Wiltshire and increase the drop-ins to three nights a week. Each week, the team provides everything from nutritious food and drink to clothes and toiletries, safety advice, sexual health information, alarms and condoms. More importantly, there is a listening ear. These women are deeply isolated and stigmatised, but now, with our joined-up approach, they will have an open door to a supportive community and much-needed practical and emotional support at our two award-winning Women’s Centres. Ultimately, we aim to get them into their specialist abstinence-based residential rehabilitation, bringing healing from trauma and freedom from the past. Read More

Law Firm Willans lends helping hand

Lawyers are drawing up a new programme of fundraising events after choosing The Nelson Trust as their charity of the year. The team of around 80 staff from Gloucestershire law firm Willans LLP are planning quizzes, raffles, concerts and competitions to raise money for the local charity. Read More