Along with the warm weather came our busiest period so far. Our volunteers continued to work hard to keep up with growing demand for the service, as well as starting to plan for our Christmas appeal (it’s never too early!). We added some new volunteers to the team, including our first male volunteer, Paddy.
Although we are still predominantly a women only service, we identified a need for the service for a small number of single fathers. For this reason we have introduced a mixed gender day, once a week. Single fathers can now be referred to us for food and toiletries.
In July, one of our supporters who works for the Body Shop, came in during service and offered a well deserved pamper session to clients, who could relax with a facial and hand massage after doing their shopping. What a wonderful way to treat our ladies who often put the needs of their families before their own.
July also saw our Dance Yourself Dizzy event, where volunteers an supporters danced to raise funds totalling £1,500. Everyone had fun and raised an incredible amount of money along the way. The money will go a long way towards supporting our women and preparing for what we expect to be our busiest Christmas so far.