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Reclaim the Night 2017

Everyone in Dorset is invited to join WAND for its annual Reclaim the Night event on Saturday 25 November from 6.30pm-10.30pm at the Town Hall in Dorchester.

WAND – Women’s Action Network Dorset – is hosting the night to link in with “International End Violence Against Women Day” held each year on 25 November.

Tickets cost £3, to be bought on the door, and include a drumming workshop with the wonderful Organic Rhythm, a buffet supper and a charity auction.  The main event of the evening will be a short march through the Dorchester streets to ‘Reclaim the Night’.

The march through the streets is our way of raising awareness of the vulnerability faced by many women through domestic violence and abuse, rape, and honour based violence.  While the event has a serious theme, it’s a really fun evening.

Some of the money raised from the auction will go to support the children of the West Dorset Woman’s Refuge, including paying for an outing. The remaining money will be going to The Shores (the Dorset Sexual Assault Referral Centre) in Bournemouth to support their valuable work.  Last year we raised over £700 at event (including a couple of generous donations).

We are again welcoming anyone who wishes to contribute towards ending violence against woman – so this will not be a female only event – it is open to everyone.

While WAND recognise that domestic violence doesn’t just affect women and that men can also be subjected to it, as a women’s organisation Reclaim is still focused on support for women.

So please come along to our friendly event which promises a fun evening despite its serious message.

For more information or if you would like to make a donation to the charity auction please contact wanddorset@gmail.com or call 07980 140216 (please leave a message because the phone is not monitored all day).

Reclaim the Night, Dorchester: 2014

Reclaim the Night, Dorchester 2014A fantastic night was had by all on 29th November, as WAND held its annual Reclaim the Night walk through the streets of Dorchester. This year, it was a real family affair, as we welcomed men and children for the first time.

The evening got under way and found its beat with the brilliant Organic Rhythm who led a lively samba drumming workshop in the Town Hall which is the usual venue for this event, just upstairs from the Corn Exchange.

Everyone then took to the streets with their instruments and marched through the town drumming as they went. Molly Rennie, a wonderful advocate for the Women’s Refuge, carried one half of the Reclaim the Night banner and the other side was supported by one of gentlemen who attended.

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Reclaim the Night Walk Through Dorchester

Reclaim the night posterWe are delighted to announce news of this years Reclaim the Night walk which will take place on Saturday 29th November at Dorchester Town Hall – upstairs from the Corn Exchange – between 7pm and 11pm.

The tickets are just £3 and can be bought on the door and include an invigorating drumming workshop with the wonderful Organic Rhythm, a delicious buffet supper and a charity auction led by our Patron Tracey West.

The main event of the evening will be a short march through the Dorchester streets to Reclaim the Night and for the first time, this event will be open to both women and men who want to contribute towards ending violence against women.

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