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NEWS AND EVENTS

 

Read our latest news here.

 

Refurbishment 

We are refurbishing our offices. The Courses Team will be at 83 Market Street from 9am-4:30pm for course enrolments and assessments. All other services are available, by apppointment. 

 

The Education Team will be back in the office at 83 Market Street from 9:30am-4:30pm for course enrolments and assessments. All other services are available by appointment

 

Eid Fun Day

Join Riya, our Migrant and Ethnic Minority Women's Advocate, at this Watford Muslim Youth Centre Eid Fun Day at Holywell Community Centre, on 28th May from 11am-3pm.

 

Join Riya, our Migrant and Ethnic Minority Women's Advocate, at this Eid Fun Day at Holywell Community Centre, on 28th March from 11am-3pm.

 

 

Sunflower Social Group for Ukrainian Refugees

Join Riya, our Migrant and Ethnic Minority Women's Advocate every Wednesday at the Sunflower Social Group for Ukrainian Refugees and see how we can support everyone in our community. The group meets at the Watford Wellbeing Centre, 501 St Alban's Rd WD24 7RZ each Wednesday from 11am-12:30pm. Join us, Luther Blissett and Herts Mind Network.

 

Every Wednesday  Sunflower Support Group for Ukrainian Refugees  The Wellbeing Centre  501 St Albans Rd, Watford WD24 7RZ  11:00am-12:30pm

 

In the Magazines!

Thank you to Alan Day Group for continuing to raise awareness of the work we do in our community. We feature in the April 2022 edition of Herts Life Magazine.

 

Thank you to Alan Day Group for continuing to raise awareness of the work we do in our community. We feature in the April 2022 edition of Herts Life Magazine,

 

Artist in Residence Event for WWC Service Users at North Watford Library

Join Sheila de Rosa from 9:30am-2:30pm on Thursday 21st April, at North Watford Library.

Spaces are limited, so contact Riya or Keely to reserve a place

 

Join Sheila de Rosa on Thursday 21st April at North Watford Library for an art session for WWC Service Users. Spaces are limited. Book a place with Riya on 07514651686

 

Living Well in Holywell event in May

Meet the team at the Living Well in Holywell event in May, and see how we can support you.

 

LIVING WELL IN HOLYWELL EVENT on 7th MAY 2022 – 10am – 1pm  This event will bring together a variety of Health and Well-being services aimed at supporting the Holywell community. To include – Energy Costs Advice, Housing, Healthy Living, the Safer Neighbourhoods Team and so much more!! Please come and explore what we have to offer.                                                                                                                      OPEN TO EVERYONE IN AND AROUND THE HOLYWELL AREA

 

 

Community Domestic Abuse Awareness and Support Events

Meet the team at local Domestic Abuse Awareness and Support Events in May. 

 

Meet our Migrant and Ethnic Minority Domestic Abuse Support Worker at local Domestic Abuse Awareness Events in May 

Domestic Abuse Awareness and Support Events by Three Rivers Council

Shredathon Week

Thank you to Shredpoint Watford for nominating us as one of your chosen charities for #ShredathonWeek 23-28 May 2022.

Your ongoing support helps us to continue to support our community through our various services.

For businesses and residents looking to participate in this fantastic annual event, contact Shredpoint for information https://shredpoint.co.uk/shredathon-week/

www.wwcplus.org.uk/donate

 

Thank you to Shredpoint Watford for nominating us as one of your chosen charities for #ShredathonWeek 23-28 May 2022.  Your ongoing support helps us to continue to support our community through our various services.  For businesses and residents looking to participate in this fantastic annual event, contact Shredpoint for information https://shredpoint.co.uk/shredathon-week/  www.wwcplus.org.uk/donate

 

International Women's Health and Wellbeing Celebration

Ladies, in collaboration with Terrence Higgins Trust, and to celebrate International Women's Health and Wellbeing, you are invited to a FREE lunch and beauty pampering event at Watford Wellbeing Centre, 501 St Alban's Road, WD24 7RZ on Friday 18th March from 13:00-17:00.  Register with Faridah on faridah.webster@tht.org.uk 

See how else we can support your wellbeing:
https://wwcplus.org.uk/personal-development-courses.php
www.wwcplus.org.uk/wellbeing

 

All women are invited to a lunch and free beauty pampering event at Watford Wellbeing Centre on Friday 18th March from 13:00-17:00

 

Charity of The Year

We have been nominated as Redsquid's Charity of The Year for 2022

 

We are proud to be nominated as RedSquid's Charity of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent cafés

Meet Riya, our migrant and ethnic minority women's advocate, at these upcoming Watford and Three Rivers Family Centre Service parent cafés. See how we can support, empower, educate and develop you.

 

Meet Riya, our migrant and ethnic minority women's advocate, at these upcoming Watford and Three Rivers Family Centre Service parent cafés. See how we can support, empower, educate and develop you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#WWCRebuild Campaign

To continue helping women in the local area, we urgently need to raise £50,000 to refurbish the Centre. This would enable us to create a welcoming reception area and comfortable, sound-proofed counselling rooms. Completion of the works will ensure a safe and improved working environment for our staff and an enhanced experience for our clients, as well as enabling us to meet the increased demand for counselling and domestic abuse support services.

By helping us rebuild Watford Women's Centre, you will be helping many women rebuild their lives. Support us and fundraise for us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table-Top Sale

We held a Table-Top Sale to raise money for our refurbishment project. Thank you to everyone who came to support us. We raised just over £200! If you couldn't make it, you can still support us to rebuild the lives of women in our community. Click on the fundraising link here #WWCRebuild 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women's Safety Event

We co-hosted the first "Ask For Watford" Women's Safety Event on 8th December 2021 at WFC Players Lounge.

Watford FC, along with our Community, Sports & Education Trust and the Watford Women’s Centre hosted the first 'Ask for Watford' event at the club's Vicarage Road stadium on Wednesday December 8, as part of the 16 Days of Action campaign.

 

The panel included:

 

Virtual AGM

We held our Virtual AGM on 27th November. Thank you to everyone who joined us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 Days of Activism

We held a series of 16 Days of Activism Talks on 25 and 29 November and 03 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 Skills Best Partner Award Runner Up

Congratulations to our Education Team for their Step 2 Skills Runner Up Award. This is an excellent achievement, particularly for a small charity, coming second out of all education partners across Hertfordshire. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 Skills Adult Achievement Awards Runner Up

Congratulations to our learner and volunteer, Renata, who was the Runner Up in the Step2Skills Adult Achievement Award Category for "Upskilling By Volunteering". 

 

Renata said to us "I want to say thank you very much once again for nominating me for the Adult Achievement Awards. I am extremely grateful to you and everyone at Watford Women's Centre for giving me the opportunity to attend the Awards ceremony

 

You have been very supportive to me since I started to attend courses and volunteering for you. You helped me to increase my confidence and my self esteem".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Covid-19 Community Champion Award Winner

We were invited by Cllr Imran Hamid to attend the first Overseas Pakistan Lovers OPL awards dinner. We were honoured to be presented with an award in recognition of our work across the community during

Covid-19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watford FC fans raised £4993 for domestic abuse on International Women's Day

Watford FC Fans, Goalkeeper Ben Foster, Watford FC Women's Forward, Helen Ward and the Alan Day Group joined forces between 4-22 March 2021 for our #ChooseToChallenge domestic violence campaign and raised nearly  £5,000. This campaign was part of this year's International Women's Day, an  annnual celebration for women, by women. Funds raised provided urgent counselling sessions for domestic abuse victims.

 

Watford Women's Centre stands in solidarity with BLM Movement

We support the Black Lives Matter Movement and all those who seek to  eradicate injustice across the globe. We recognise the devastating impact of structural racism on people's life chances across health, education, employment and justice. We will always consider issues of intersectionality in our approach to equality & feminism and are committed to amplifying the voices of black women in our work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am a supporter of Watford Women’s Centre because I love being involved in this specialist community that does so much to ensure all women can reach their full potential. In the most difficult situations, this centre provides a lifeline.

 

 

 

 

 


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Dates For Your Diary

 

Every Wednesday

Sunflower Social Group for Ukrainian Refugees

The Wellbeing Centre

501 St Albans Rd, Watford WD24 7RZ

11:00am-12:30pm

 

Parent Café

South Oxhey Family Centre, WD19 6NL

24th Jun

10:00 - 11:00

 

Parent Café

South Oxhey Family Centre, WD19 6NL

22nd Jul

10:00 - 11:00

 

WWC Newsletters

 

WWC Newsletter April 2022