Office line: 0117 961 3065
Free phone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Run in partnership between Women’s Aid & Refuge

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 20 Nov 2015

Bag Packing

 

Can you give two hours of your time to make a life time of difference?

We are holding a bag packing event at Marks and Spencers, Cribb’s Causeway on 12th December and Asda, Cribb’s Causeway on 13th December.

We would love some extra volunteers to come and help us raise awareness and funds during this event.

If you’re interested, please email us at info@survivedv.org.uk.

 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 11 Nov 2015
Posted by: In: News 26 Oct 2015

domestic violenceSouth Glos Council are carrying out a consultation to review their spending towards Anti-social Behaviour and Community Safety.

Please see this link for more information:

https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/ASBreview/consultationHome

We are appealing to all supporters to respond to the consultation, and encourage others to respond, to plead with the council not to cut vital domestic abuse services in South Gloucestershire.

The deadline for responses is 24th December 2015.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 21 Oct 2015

Our three lovely supporters are running to raise funds for Survive. Please support them by clicking on the links below:

 

Sharon Rickards is running the Bristol to Bath marathon on Sunday 25th October 2015: https://www.justgiving.com/Sharon-Rickards/

John Burke is running the Bristol to Bath marathon on Sunday 25th October 2015: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JohnBurke-Survive

Ian Richmond is running in the Weston-super-Mare Half Marathon for Survive on 1 November 2015: https://www.justgiving.com/Ian-Richmond-HalfMarathon

 

Good luck Sharon, John and Ian!

 

Posted by: In: News 01 Jun 2015

Well done to Jess and Ian who ran the Bristol 10k race today for Survive. You both completed the race in an excellent time. We were very proud of you.

  

Posted by: In: News 18 Mar 2015

comic relief red plaqueWe were delighted to receive a ‘Red Plaque’ last Friday in recognition of our vital work, supported by Comic Relief funding. Back on Track is our group support programme for young people aged 11 to 17 to share their experiences of domestic abuse, to enable them to understand their experiences and minimise self blame.

Round and red to echo Comic Relief’s iconic Red Nose, the plaque features a quote from one of Comic Relief’s supporters David Tennant and will be placed at our main office in Kingswood.

“We are extremely proud to be able to run this Comic Relief funded project. The group programme gives young people a safe, confidential space to talk about past experiences and to realise the abuse was not their fault. We have seen young lives transformed.” Helen Chignell, Children and Young People’s Manager.

Photo: Donna, Back on Track Lead Facilitator

Posted by: In: News 26 Feb 2015

Survive_Team_BristolBond Dickinson’s Bristol office has helped to raise over £10,000 in the last two years for Survive. Having elected Survive as their in-house charity two years ago, Bond Dickinson staff have provided support and raised money through various fairs, cake sales, raffles, bucket collections, Christmas bag packing, runners/volunteers in the Bristol 10k, Half Marathon and Cardiff Half marathon. Clients of Bond Dickinson also supported the fundraising by donating prizes for the raffles and attending various events and also donating items for our refuge facilities.

Members of Bond Dickinson also volunteered at two of our refuges to help make the garden spaces more enjoyable for residents. One of the main highlights for Bond Dickinson staff was being able to support Survive donating Christmas shoe boxes for the women and children who will be spending Christmas in refuge. This year they donated over 30 show boxes! Bond Dickinson’s support has helped transform the lives of many Survive service users, and has helped raise awareness of domestic abuse.

William Robertson, Partner at Bond Dickinson, said:

“Since electing Survive as our in-house charity for the Bristol office two years ago there has been a tremendous amount of support from both Bond Dickinson staff and clients. Our charities committee have worked tirelessly to organise events throughout the year that have resulted in an amazing amount of money being raised for a very worthy cause. We are proud of the role Bond Dickinson has played in raising awareness of Survive and we will continue to show our support where possible.”

Gillian Carson, Sustainability Manager at Survive, said:
“We would like to thank everyone at Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office for their unwavering support over the last two years. Their commitment and enthusiasm to raise awareness of domestic abuse has been amazing to see. They have helped Survive in so many ways giving their time, sharing their expertise, collecting Christmas gifts for children living in refuge, hosting our 40th anniversary event to name just a few, as well as organising their own fundraising activities. Well done on raising such a great sum of money to help us continue our work enabling people to escape from domestic abuse and rebuild their lives.”

Posted by: In: News 09 Feb 2015

main leaflet womanSurvive is pleased to announce that Sarah Telford has been appointed to the post of Chief Executive and takes up her post this week (2nd February 2015).

Sarah comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience of voluntary and community organisations, local authorities and the NHS.

Sarah has spent the last five years at South Gloucestershire Council in the Department for Children, Adults and Health as the Drug and Alcohol Action Team Treatment Co-ordinator where she was responsible for overseeing the work of all community based commissioned service providers and chaired a range of meetings including the Multi Agency Response to Abuse group. Sarah was also an active member of South Gloucestershire MARAC. Over the past two years Sarah has also been a Trustee with Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.

Kate Mansfield, Chair of Survive said, “We are very pleased to have secured Sarah for this role. Her background, experience and knowledge of South Gloucestershire complement her professional skills. Her appointment marks a new phase for Survive, after celebrating our 40th anniversary last year. The Board of Trustees and I are looking forward to working with her to lead Survive over the coming years.”

Sarah said, “I am delighted to join Survive. I have worked in partnership with the team over the last five years. They have a fantastic reputation and I am looking forward to leading the organisation and continuing the valuable work that Survive does in working towards freedom from domestic abuse.”

Posted by: In: Events 14 Jan 2015

Running feet postThe 2015 Bristol 10k is on Sunday 31st May this year. Are you thinking of running this year?

You can sign up for a place for £29 on the Run Bristol website.

Whatever your circumstances, why not consider running for Survive?

Join us – running towards freedom from domestic abuse.

Please get in touch on info@survivedv.org.uk if you would like to run for us.

Posted by: In: News 17 Dec 2014

Emily Elf 2Our very own Emily Elf is sorting through our donations today and putting together gift boxes for our service user Christmas party next week. Other donations are used in refuge throughout the year as welcome boxes for women and children who often have to leave home with nothing.

It never fails to amaze us all how generous everyone is this and every year!

If you want to help in another way, remember you can donate online or via text too. We couldn’t support as many people without help from you and our wider community.

To donate online: https://www.justgiving.com/survive-sglosandbristol/donate

To donate via text: Text SURV00 and the amount to 70070

“I can’t really express how the support you guys give makes such a difference. Thanks for caring.”