Together We Can

Anna Smith on stage

posted this on 30/10/2018

What a party! And if you know us, we have a lot to be thankful for!

Together We Can was a time to celebrate all the work done by so many different people and in so many different ways. Supporters, fundraisers, donors, volunteers, staff and partner agencies in Bristol and beyond all came together inspired by love for some of Bristol’s most vulnerable women, inspired by their resilience and strength.

Over 160 friends from all over Bristol met on Thursday 25 October for chats, films, speeches and demonstrations… as well as a load of pizza and cake! It was a beautiful evening that really had the feeling we were one big family.

But most of all we celebrated the achievements of women, some of them small steps and some of them huge, all of them remarkable. Street sex work is dangerous, lonely and difficult to leave. But last year, 47 women exited a life on the streets trapped in violence, poverty and addiction. Read Zara’s story!

We heard from Pause and watched a film based on a script written by a service user about her own childhood and the trauma of having her two children removed.

And we heard how the new Peony service is taking off, working with women who are out of crisis and moving into the community.

Check out this great write-up in the Bristol Post from our new friend Bronwen Weatherby!

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