Sistah Space (Against domestic Abuse) is the only initiative of it's kind, dedicated to supporting African heritage women and girls affected by domestic or sexual abuse. A lot of our service users are alone without family or friends for support.
We are planning two events, one is a fancy dress Xmas party for the children of our survivors and the 2nd is a residential Xmas retreat for our service users. We are not funded and so we rely on the community for assistance.
We want to gift survivors and their families a few days respite in a location out of London where they will receive the gifts donated by The Toy Project (picture 1 an independent and spectacular organisation that have practically given us Xmas by donating presents and a tree), LUSH, The Kindness Offensive (picture 2 who delivered boxes of Lush products for our survivors)and members of the community. Volunteers for Sistah Space will donate their time to ensuring that they have a safe and happy Xmas and New Year.
The venue houses up to 24 people and we can enjoy it at the rate of £150 a night for 3 nights totalling £450. The mini buses will be an additional £400 and with food and volunteer expenses, we are looking at an additional £300, our children's party will be £200.
The total we therefore need to raise is 1350.
Any amount will be so very appreciated, thank you.