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Another brilliant Reclaim the Night

We held another fantastic event on Saturday 25 November 2017.  The amazing Organic Rhythm led us in a drumming workshop.  We then took to the street and drummed as we marched to ‘Reclaim the Night’ in Dorchester.

We enjoyed a delicious supper by our fab catering team and then raised a wonderful £650 from the charity auction run by our marvellous Patron Tracey West (including a donation).  The money raised will be split between The Shores (sexual abuse referral centre) in Bournemouth and the Dorset Dorset Women’s Crisis and Information Centre (the new name for the West Dorset Women’s Refuge since it moved).

A huge thank you to the WAND Core Group for organising, to everyone who attended (including Organic Rhythm, and of course to all the generous people and organisations who donated:

  • Aster Housing
  • Blue Wizard Tattoo
  • Cook
  • Ford Farm
  • Goulds
  • Great Western Camping
  • Homechester House Residents
  • Lush
  • Magic Oxygen
  • Medusa
  • Melbury Gallery
  • Neals Yard Remedies Organic Consultant Jo Saunders
  • New Street Bakery
  • Toymaster
  • Walnut Grove
  • Wessex Photo
  • Yarlbury Cottage
  • Plus a number of individual donations

Reclaiming the Night

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Reclaim the Night another fantastic event.  Around 30 people took part, starting with the fabulous Organic Rhythm drumming workshop.  We then headed outside for our annual march through the high street.  We headed back to the town hall for a delicious supper and then on to the auction hosted by our patron Tracey West.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated prizes – including books from Waterstones, handmade cards and beaded jewellery, hampers from Unison, toiletries from Lush, Abbotsbury Children’s Farm, Bournemouth Aquarium, Pecorama, Athelhampton House and Vivi Lounge to name just a few. A special thank you to the West Dorset Women’ Refuge Welfare Committee who donated prizes they’d collected for an event that they’d had to cancel.

We raised a fantastic £702 pounds from the auction and tombola.  The funding raised has been spilt between the West Dorset Women’s Refuge and the Sexual Assault Referral Unit (SARC) in Bournemouth.

 

WAND Reclaim’s the Night in Style

Reclaim 2015 WelcomeThis year’s Reclaim the Night Charity auction raised a fantastic £1,181 for the West Dorset women’s refuge!

It was a brilliant evening which included some drumming and a short march through town as well as a delicious supper followed by an auction where loads of great prizes had been donated.

The event was held to highlight issues of violence against women and to raise cash to help pay for Christmas in the refuge – including giving the children living there some money to buy a present for their mum and pay for them to go to the panto.

Lyme Regis author Tracey West has been a devoted Patron of WAND for five years and explains, “I am so proud to be a part of this incredible, vital resource for our community. The West Dorset Women’s Refuge and its sister organisation, the Women’s Action Network Dorset, work tirelessly to help countless women and children who are suffering at the hands of domestic violence perpetrators. As long as the crucial funding of this service continues, there will always be a safe haven for those who need it. The Reclaim the Night walk and auction is one of my favourite ways of raising money and awareness of the refuge. Thank you to every one who kindly donated prizes for the auction, there really was something for everyone and it helped us raised a record amount of money this year, which will make more of a positive difference than you’ll ever know.”

We would like to give a huge thank all those who helped by donating a prize or some money including their own members, Magna Housing, Jackie Yeoman, Audrey Burch, The HorseCourse, and local shops and businesses – SGM Hair, Tesco, Poundbury Garden Centre, Cook, Service Master, Waitrose, Walnut Grove, Gould’s, Alice’s Teddy Bear Shop, Vivo Lounge, Waterstones, Ford Farm, the Melbury Gallery, Serenity, Cakes by Cherie, The Horse with the Red Umbrella, Martildo, Lush, Neolimn Photography, Lush and all the museums in Dorchester!

In addition to the money raised, ethically minded local company Lush provided some gorgeous goody boxes for the refuge to give to the mums and their children.

Reclaim the Night 2015 is coming!

Reclaim 2015 PosterThis year’s Reclaim the Night event will be held on Saturday 28 November from 7pm-11pm at the Town Hall in Dorchester.

As usual WAND is hosting the event 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 money raised from the auction will go to the the women and kids at West Dorset Woman’s Refuge, including enabling the e children to buy a present for their mums just from them. Last year we raised £480 at event (including a couple of generous donations).

Following the success of last year we are welcoming anyone who wishes to support an end to violence against woman so this will not be a female only event and is open to everyone. There was a real family atmosphere last year so please come along to event which promises to be a fun event despite its serious message.

If you’d like to donate a prize for the auction please contact wanddorset@gmail.com.

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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