Help Abused Young Women get Justice in Leeds

by Leeds Women's Aid
Help Abused Young Women get Justice in Leeds
Help Abused Young Women get Justice in Leeds
Help Abused Young Women get Justice in Leeds
Help Abused Young Women get Justice in Leeds
Help Abused Young Women get Justice in Leeds
Help Abused Young Women get Justice in Leeds
Jul 26, 2021

Summer 2021 Report

Hello all,

We want to start by saying a huge thank you for all the support you’ve continued to give us during this challenging time.  

It’s thanks to the generosity of our supporters that we’ve been able to continue supporting vulnerable women and families throughout the pandemic.

To stay updated on the work of our charity, please follow us on social media:


Twitter: @LeedsWomensAid

Instagram: @LeedsWomensAid


Looking Back on a Challenging Year

This year has been the most challenging that our charity has known since its inception. The pandemic began challenging us at the end of the last financial year, and the whole of this past year has seen us face three lockdowns, regional and local restrictions, and changes to our service delivery.

We have, however, had an incredible year, we have pulled together as an organisation, from trustees leaders, managers, staff teams, volunteers, service users and our supporters

The response we have had from our supporters has been overwhelming; we have won the hearts of many, shown how important our life-saving services are, found new supporters and followers, rejoiced in our talented and committed staff and raised huge amounts of awareness for what we do.

This year we have increased: our social media presence, visitors to our website and our income generation, in particular from our public appeals.

During this team, demand for our services has grown substantially. Domestic Violence & Abuse was recognised as a national crisis during the pandemic. From May 2020 to April 2021, the number of calls to our helpline quadrupled at their peak and requests for refuge accommodation outstripped demand by a factor of 30. We have supported over 7,000 women and families over the past year.

We want to say a massive thank you to all of our staff, volunteers and supporters who have helped us meet this increased demand.


Children and Young People’s Web Pages

We are pleased to share that our newly developed Children and Young People’s web pages will be going live at the end of July.

These web pages have been created to support children and young people affected by domestic violence & abuse. They are filled with helpful links, specialist resources and useful information aimed at helping young people better understand their experiences, access appropriate support and feel less alone during what can be an incredibly isolating time.

These pages also feature some beautiful artwork from some of the children in our refuges.

You will be able to view these web pages at:


Make a Will Month Campaign

This September, Leeds Women’s Aid is partnering with a number of local solicitors to run our annual Make a Will Month. This campaign gives our supporters the opportunity to have their Will written or updated without having to pay the usual fees. Instead you will be invited to make a voluntary donation to our charity, helping support women and children affected by domestic violence & abuse.

Places are limited, so if you are interested in taking part, please get in touch with our Fundraising Team as soon as possible at:


Best wishes,


Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Leeds Women's Aid

Location: Leeds - United Kingdom
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @leedswomensaid
Project Leader:
Nik Peasgood
Leeds, United Kingdom
$12,235 raised of $15,000 goal
157 donations
$2,765 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Leeds Women's Aid has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.