Swindon Cares Launches!

Swindon Cares 2017 is being launched on Friday 21st April at The Tawny Owl. This will be a chance to meet our 2 new charities, Swindon Women’s Aid & The Nelson Trust. We will also be announcing the dates of our fundraising activities so you can put the dates in your diaries.

If you would like to join us please email Jane Fox on Jane.Fox@zct.org.uk

Launch 2017

Wiltshire Community Foundation Grant – £4850.00

Wiltshire Community Foundation has given us a grant of £4850.00

Adrian from DASH says: Thanks to everybody for the fantastic effort!

Just to give you some perspective, this amount would keep our young women’s group going for about 6 months. As a result of our work with this group, Wiltshire Community Foundation has given us a grant of £4850.00 towards a project for women on the autistic spectrum who are reporting increasing difficulty with domestic violence, leading to an inability to access secure, safe and sustainable housing.

Women on the spectrum tend to have poor problem solving skills and therefore have difficulty articulating the issues that affect them and advocating for themselves. This is exacerbated by their difficulties in engaging with service providers and local authorities due to poor social skills.

The project will run as an initial 6-8 week course and then continuing access to the ‘group’ on a weekly basis. The aim of this project is to reduce the dependency on DASH and build capability within the peer group so that members can help themselves and each other when they experience difficulties, enabling them to take control and manage their own lives more effectively.
For more information email contactdashswindon@gmail.com

Swindon Half – Update 2016

As you know the Swindon Half was cancelled this year – which was a real loss.

That said, Adele and the lovely people at Arval decided they were still going to run various races – which included the Cricklade Half, the Stroud Half and some ran the route of the Swindon race on the day the race was scheduled to be run. The runners also managed to do some fundraising before the race and get some help from the Company Charity – Arval Cares.

S0… it looks like we will get at least £1700 from an event that was cancelled !!! How Good is that. Well done all the runners and Adele for your help.

Swindon Half

Cheque from Arval Cares

UPDATE: High Sheriff’s Concert for Swindon Cares

ON Saturday 11th June Christ Church was packed as people enjoyed listening to “Ten in a Bar” & The Wiltshire Police Band at the High Sheriff’s Concert for Swindon Cares. The Concert was hosted by Swindon born explorer David Hempleman-Adams, & our guest presenter was Graham Rogers from BBC Wiltshire.

Thanks to huge support from those attending, those who gave donations or advertised in our programme we will have raised over £5,700 for our 2 Charities DASH & Hop Skip & Jump.

THANK YOU