Mumbles Pier is donating 10p per Welsh Cake at The Beach Hut Cafe’ and Copperfish Restaurant to raise money for Welsh Women’s Aid, as part of the national #welshcakes for Welsh Women’s Aid campaign.
Across Wales thousands of people experience domestic abuse, sexual violence, and other forms of violence against women. For 40 years, the Welsh Women’s Aid movement has been at the forefront of supporting survivors of abuse and campaigning for change.
Welsh Cakes for Welsh Women’s Aid is a fundraising and awareness campaign that marks 40 years of Welsh Women’s Aid, from its beginnings in 1978.
As part of this, people across Wales are holding cake sales, each aiming to raise £40 for 40 years of Welsh Women’s Aid. The money will help us continue this vital work.
“There is no one type of woman who experiences this. It’s everywhere, in every part of the community and every community.” Survivor
Eleri Butler, CEO of Welsh Women’s Aid, said:
“1 in 3 women in Wales have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence, so it is clear that the work of Welsh Women’s Aid is as vital today as it was 40 years ago.”
“As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, we’re calling on people across Wales to support our work by selling cakes and, at the same time, starting a conversation about how we can end violence against women within the next 40 years.”
“We would like to thank everyone who is supporting this campaign for taking the time to raise money for – and speak out about – ending violence against women in Wales. Something that touches so many lives”
About Welsh Women’s Aid
- Welsh Women’s Aid is the Wales umbrella body for violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence specialist services in the third sector in Wales. Our aim is to end such violence and abuse and ensure survivors have access to high-quality, needs-led and strengths-based support so that they can live safe, healthy and equal lives free from abuse. We act as the voice of the specialist sector to influence and improve policy, legislation and practice for the benefit of survivors, working in partnership with services, survivors and other stakeholders to end to violence against women in all its forms.
- More information is available at http://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/
- To donate £4 to Welsh Women’s Aid to help us continue our work to end violence against women and children in Wales please text ‘EVAW £4’ to 70070.
- Anyone affected by violence against women, domestic abuse or sexual violence in Wales can contact the Live Fear Free Helpline on 0808 80 10 800 for 24/7, for confidential information and support.