Fundraising Events

Previous & Upcoming Fundraising Events

MARCH 2015

Sunday was INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, (Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote. International Women’s Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women’s Day event was run in 1911)

On Monday 9th March staff at the refuge celebrated with a lovely lunch with all of the resident women and children at the refuge.

Part of the fun was Cup Cake decorating and below are some of the results. It was a lovely day!


Cakes Decorated on the day, as you can see from some of the children’s cakes on the top left it was a challenge not eat the decorating before the cakes were finished 🙂

cup cake 2 cup cakes Cupcakes

(This was not a fund raising event but just for information)

SAHWR has yet again had a lovely Christmas with lots of women and children attending our Christmas party. We were so well supported by lots of local groups, churches, organisations and local businesses we are truly grateful!
This all went to making happy memories for all who attended.


December 2014

Local Business Sweet Dough Bakery and St Albans Yoga Centre are joining together to raise funds for the refuge in the most FABULOUS way:

E A T  C A K E  M E D I T A T E


Join us to raise funds and awareness in the fight against domestic abuse


: Anna Sanz, and Sweet Dough Bakery have come together to create a Christmas event you will never forget. Come along and enjoy a yoga session focussed on relaxation and core strength training… and later indulge in cakes and petits fours at a delicious afternoon tea!

All proceeds will be donated to the

St Albans Hertsmere Women’s Refuge. This organisation not only offers a place of safety and comfort to those in dire need of one, but they help rebuild the lives of women and children whose confidence, innocence and happiness have been cruelly damaged.

But you can help.

W H E R E: The Pioneer Club,

Heathlands Dr,

St Albans,



W H E N:

Sunday 14th December

T I M E: 2pm to 4:30pm

T I C K E T S:

Book now by e-mailing us at

Or call us at

07762 769 368

Pre-ordered tickets are £15.00.

OR Buy at the door for £20.00

Let’s make it a wonderful Christmas and a better New Year for all


November 2014

This is not Fundraising but Raising Awareness and also supporting our Local College/University:

Natasha our Child Support Worker made a short film for Paul Howe’s, Policy, Partnerships and Economic Development Manager from St Albans Council showcasing the work of how we benefit from the community grants fund.

July 2014

Soroptimist International St Albans & District have once again raised a fabulous amount of money for our Refuge £1,415 and have invited us to be their charity for the next year as well.
WE have a valued longstanding relationship with the Soroptimist’s and we are very grateful for the continued support. For more information please go to the Soroptimist’s  link



 JUNE 2014

SEVA ST ALBANS have recently held a fundraising Barn Dance, which took place at Butterfly World St Albans. reports from the organiser say that it was a fantastic evening everybody had an enormous amount of fun. All who attended were very supportive of our cause. We do not have a final figure raised yet but SEVA are hoping it is in excess of £5,000 this has been raised by ticket sales, a raffle and auction.

Seva Photo's


September 2013

Burlesque Evening Hosted by Herts Belles Women’s Institute

Raised £1,200

Burlesque evening


June 2013

Iceland Fundraising Trek – raised over £10,000



June 2013

Artisan Ladies’ Night – raised over £800


December 2012

Round Table Santa Float

santa float


October 2012

Fashion Show Hosted by The Dressing Room – raised over £5,000


Fashion show 2012


September 2011

Fashion Show Hosted by Chloe James – raised over £5,000




 Thank you to all our supporters!