Womens Aid in Luton is a voluntary organisation supporting women and children fleeing domestic abuse, some families that come into our service have fled with nothing but the clothes they arrive in and the children rarely get to bring along favourite toys and comfort possessions. In order to support families Woman’s Aid in Luton provides toiletries and essential items for women and clothing and toys for children that have left their homes with nothing.
Luton Women’s Aid are able to provide all of the above services because of the continued generosity of individuals, local community groups and corporate supporters to help us to continue to provide this vital support see below for ways in which you can help.
Fundraise for us
You can hold your own event to raise funds for Women’s Aid in Luton; Why not organise:
- A sponsored walk/run/cycle
- Hold a craft sale
- A sports event
- A Coffee and Cake morning
- An Auction
These are just a few ideas that we will be happy to support you in raising much needed funds. Please have a look at our Fundraising Pack for further inspiration on how to create a successful fundraising event.
For a physical copy of our fundraising pack please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org , or alternatively call in to our Head Office, Marlborough House, 33 Park Street West, LU2 0RG.
Current charity news
A Big Thank you!
Women’s Aid in Luton would like to thank all our donors for generously supporting us throughout 2017, your support has helped us continue vital services needed for women and children.
We would like to thank the following generous supporters:
Harpenden Mums, The Olive Tree Church, Asda- Wigmore Lane, Beech Hill Methodist Church, Bedfordshire Quilters, Floral Angels Luton, Whitbread- Dunstable, Whitbread-Oakley road Luton, Victim Support- Luton, HSBC & St Albans Brownies, Clive Salmon
We were inundated with countless donations of toys and food from the local community for our residents Christmas party, which was gratefully received.
An extra special thank you goes out to Vauxhall for their help and assistance in providing us with a children’s entertainer, party food and gifts for the children on the day. With your amazing support, we were able to give our women and children a happy and enjoyable Christmas.
Thank you for your continued support in 2018.
TUI and Electerolux
A huge thank you to the staff of TUI in Luton who have very generously given up their time to help decorate our new offices in preparation for our move in January.
We are grateful for this support which will be a great environment for our service users to receive support in
We would also like to say a great big thank you to Electrolux for their kind donation of 20 brand new ex-model hoovers.
These will be given to service users when they move into their own properties and will be a great help to them since setting up a home can be a costly endeavour.
Donating to Women’s Aid in Luton
There are countless ways you can offer support to us including:
Easyfundraising: Do you shop online? Do it through easyfundraising.org.uk and raise a free donation for Women’s Aid Luton every time you shop!
You can send a text to 70070 stating the code LWAG11 followed by donation amount i.e. £5, £10, £15 etc.
Selling your unwanted items on Ebay? Why not donate a percentage of your profit to Women’s Aid in Luton?
Everyclick – set your homepage on your internet browser to everyclick by following the link below and raise money for Women’s Aid in Luton every time you use the search engine.
Cash/Cheque If you would like to make a financial donation to support our work, please send a cheque to; Womens Aid in Luton, Marlborough House, 33 Park Street West, Luton, LU1 3BE
Donate Unwanted Items
Luton Women’s Aid needs a variety of items in order to help Women and Children in the refuge and once they return to independent living in the community. The following items are always of assistance;
- Non- perishable food items: tinned goods, pasta, coffee, tea sugar.
- Toiletry items: Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap (un-opened)
Women leaving the refuge also frequently need to start up home and need the following items:
- General furniture
- New kitchen items
- Home decor items
- Other household items.
Please call us on 01582 876636 and we will let you know if there is a current need.
Food Vouchers/Gift Cards:
Many of the women we help come to us without any source of income so are not able to purchase food for themselves or their children. We never see any of our women go without and try to provide them best we can with sufficient food items. However, donations of vouchers or gift cards would prove invaluable for many reasons including; allowing our ladies who follow a religion or have special diet requirements to go out and select what they require, ones who have intolerance and such like and of course just to have the freedom to have a choice in what they eat.
Any major supermarket brands excepted. Please post or hand in to head office.
Volunteering for Women’s Aid in Luton
We are currently recruiting for Volunteers
Can you spare a minimum of 4 hours a week to help?
- Volunteers do not need to have professional qualifications.
- Life experience and common sense helps.
- Understanding and a non-judgmental attitude is essential.
Contact us on 01582 876636 or email email@example.com for more information