Archive for March, 2018

Help us to Help Families

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

The centre is witnessing unprecedented levels of poverty in the West End of Newcastle and amongst our membership. Women are struggling to feed their children, light and heat their homes. This is happening for many reasons, zero hour contracts, low wages, welfare benefits changes and delays to payments, bedroom tax and changes to benefits for the sick, those with disabilities and mental ill health. As a response, we have decided to launch a new fund for families called the Mrs Robinson Fund. We are naming it after our longest standing member who sadly passed away in 2016. Mrs Robinson was very generous and would always donate money to the centre and other local charities. We are asking you to be as generous as Mrs Robinson and donate money to the centre in her name, which we will then distribute to families in need. Please only donate what you can afford and don’t leave yourself short.

You can donate by visiting our website by clicking HERE or by sending a cheque. For online donations, please note in the message field your donation is for the Mrs Robinson fund. For cheques, please note the fund on the reverse.

Thank you.

Our Local Hero, Johurun Nessa

Friday, March 16th, 2018

We’re very proud to share that our Development Worker, Johurun Nessa, has been chosen as a Local Hero by the Home Office, for its Together We are Stronger Campaign.

Together We Are Stronger is a partnership between Safe Newcastle and Building a Stronger Britain Together, to celebrate Newcastle; its people, strength and pride.

Johurun is an integral member of the centre.  She tells the story of the positive impact the centre has had on the community and how it has been embraced by local people.

In recognition of Johurun’s great work, she’s been nominated for the National Diversity Award for Positive Role Model. Help boost Johurun’s chances of winning and show your support and vote! CLICK HERE

Learn Johurun’s story by watching the video below.


National Diversity Awards 2018 – Support and Vote!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

We are nominating our Development Worker, Johurun Nessa, in the Positive Role Model category of the National Diversity Awards 2018. Johurun started an Asian Girls Group at the Centre as a young teenager and has continued to be an inspiration to women and girls in Newcastle ever since. She has been named as a Local Hero in the Building Stronger Britain Together Home Office initiative and we ask you to support her nomination to the National Diversity Awards by voting for her and recognising the great work she does.

To vote, click on the link below.

Thank you!