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We keep costs to a minimum but statutory funding doesn’t cover our counselling service, group work, activities or the work of the community service. If you would like to help, please consider:

  • A regular donation of as little as £5 a month would enable us to buy art and craft activities for our groups.
  • A one-off donation of £10 would provide basic essentials for a woman moving into the refuge with nothing.
  • £250 would provide for the redecoration of a bedroom as residents move on, keeping it fresh and smart for its new occupant.
  • £350 per week pays for a week’s wages for the night staff, providing reassurance and crisis intervention on site.
  • £1000 would provide for the redecoration of 4 bedrooms as residents move on, keeping them fresh and smart.
  • £3000 allows us to run a 12-week groupwork programme – The Recovery Toolkit – for up to 12 women. This course keeps women safe and changes lives.

Any amount will contribute towards basic clothing for women who move in with nothing, or household items for those who move into independence. Since changes in benefit regulations statutory help is no longer available in these circumstances.

Consider sponsoring us if you are running a marathon or having a workplace raffle or event. Think about remembering us in your will

If you use Gift Aid, this enables us to claim back tax and increases the value of your gift (see below).

WE OFTEN NEED

Laundry powder/liquid.
Kitchen and bathroom cleaning products.
Toilet paper.
Good quality, fire safety compliant, new or nearly new furniture and bedding for women moving out.
Stationery and arts and crafts materials.

ACTIVITIES

Springfield runs a programme of creative and outdoor activities in partnership with local artists and with Bendrigg Lodge. A smile, a laugh and a sense of having achieved something that day can be a turning point in a woman’s life. We are always grateful for financial help towards transport, equipment and materials for these life enhancing workshops.

GIFT AID

HMRC operates a scheme called Gift Aid that allows charities to claim the basic rate tax on every pound donated. So, if you donated £100 to Springfield, it means that you could actually be giving us £125. Giving under Gift Aid means that so much more money can be raised at no extra cost to our donors.

For individuals, the Gift Aid rules require the completion of a Gift Aid Declaration Form. This provides us with the minimum information required for us to be able to claim Gift Aid on a donation.

Should you require a Gift Aid Declaration Form then please do not hesitate to contact us.