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Our Magnificent London Marathon Runners!

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A huge thank you to Melissa and John who ran the Virgin London Marathon on

Sunday raising valuable funds for Solace  - every penny is needed to answer the

daily calls from women in London needing support to escape violence.  I hope you

are as proud of yourselves as we are! – it’s a monumental achievement and we are

eternally grateful for your support.  Thank you from all the women and children

we help.  You can still donate at  :



Help them smash through their targets – Help them to change lives in London.






Hunter and the Bear supported us – Now it’s Eric!

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Hunter and the Bear who gave their time and talents last year to our Rock Against Violence Gig in Islington will be supporting the one and only Eric Clapton this summer.. We’re glad you like them Eric – we agree with you that they’re amazing live – all the best HATB with your exciting career! We’re big fans………

Melissa’s ready for the big day! Let’s cheer her on…..

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She shares her initials with Mo Farrah – so we know she’ll make it in round the full 26 miles in great time.  Join us in wishing the incredible Melissa Friedberg luck and energy on Sunday for the Virgin London Marathon and to our other Solace runner, John Hitchin.  Thank you to both of you for your amazing efforts ….

Click below to help her reach her target and help us to save lives!








What are you doing for Women’s Day – March 8th ?

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International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th so spare a thought for the millions of women around the world who inspire us every day – mothers, sisters, friends, survivors, workers, bosses, artists, activists and inventors! Give a donation or become a regular donor by clicking below or donate to support our AMAZING MARATHON RUNNER MELISSA!  www.justgiving.com/Melissa-Friedberg

Enjoy the day and celebrate with us – Do something special for the women in your life!

Melissa’s Marathon – In training for the big event!

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Our heroine Melissa is training hard for the London Marathon on April 13th – Click read more below and donate to help her reach her £3,000 target and help her through those gruelling 26 miles!  We’re with you in spirit Melissa and eternally grateful for your fantastic fundraising efforts!  A marathon sized thank you to everyone who’s supporting her.

Please donate now at www.justgiving.com/Melissa-Friedberg


Rock Against Violence – 20th November 2013

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Millie Manders, Jake Morley and Hunter and the Bear will be playing live at O2 Academy Islington on Nov 20th… to support Solace Women’s Aid and have fantastic night out click below to purchase your tickets.

A fun filled evening with serious musical talent and all for a great cause…
Buy your tickets now at www.O2academyislington.co.uk and help save lives.  Check out these fantastic new talents at a great local London venue and help us raise money to support women and children affected by violence. If you can’t make the date and will sadly miss this unique event with silent auction and great raffle prizes then  make a donation at justgiving.com/RockAgainstViolence2013

Change a life today………………..Thank you for supporting Solace Women’s Aid.



Donors boost Summer Scheme in Barnet

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After a local campaign £375 has been raised in Barnet from local businesses and their employees for the borough’s Summer Scheme. The Summer Scheme offers activities and trips over the summer holidays for mothers and children living in refuges, which are fun and valuable opportunities to relax and unwind. We could not run these schemes without donations so would like to say a big thank you to the donors!


Jeremy Leaf and Co for donating £100.

White Rose Motors for donating £50.

Smart Autos, Whetstone for donating £50.

West End Carpet Co Ltd for donating £50.

Comnet Associates Ltd for donating £100

And a lovely £25 personal donation from an anonymous employee!


Thank you all for your support!

Feeling inspired to #GiveSolace? Donate now online!

Young Philanthropists Make Us Proud

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The Young Philanthropy Initiative is an innovative scheme working with young people in schools giving them the chance to win £3,000 for their chosen local charity. The scheme raises valuable funds and crucial awareness amongst young people.  Two London schools, Islington Arts and Media School and Oasis Academy in Enfield secured valuable funds for Solace children’s services and for North London Rape Crisis. They are the next generation of charity fundraisers so a massive thank you from everyone at Solace and all the women, children and young people we work with – your support is invaluable.

Superwomen Save the Day

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A huge thank you to staff at Day Lewis Pharmacies across London who arranged a fun charity day to raise valuable funds for Solace>  The Kentish Town branch in Camden  put on their best lycra and Superwomen costumes and organised a bake sale – it was a rainy day in London but  the donations came flooding in!  Thank you to everyone who gave generously and to all the staff for their fantastic fundraising efforts………

Sponsor Gwen’s Marathon Run

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Gwen William’s, Chair of our Board of Trustees, is running the London Marathon for Solace.

On Sunday 21st April, Gwen will be running the 26.2 miles London Marathon for Solace Women’s Aid!

Gwen and her border collie shep

Gwen with her faithful trainer Shep


Donations can be made through Just Giving: http://www.justgiving.com/Gwen-williams1


Gwen has set an ambitious target of £10,000 to help the women and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse. In 2010 Gwen raised £8,000 and we are confident that with your support she will surpass her own expectations.


If you can, please circulate this to your friends and colleagues and help us spread a virtual cheer!