Campaigns and Events
Women's Trust: Young Female and Forgotten
A group of young women were asked to take part in Young, Female and Forgotten, a research project conducted by the Women's Trust in London. The research looked in to young women's experiences of employment, training and education, and barriers young women face in relation to high powered employment.
The research had 3 parts, the first was an interview at the Young Women's Project, the second was a daily diary kept by the young women of everything they did for 7 days, and the third was participation in a Co-creation Event in London. The event was a workshop based event where young women and decision makers got together to explore what the outcome of the initial sections of the research are, and how we can move forward by looking at solutions to issues and barriers young women face.
The workshop included exploring live case studies that had been collected from the first stages of the research, enabling young women to voice their experiences and opinions to decision makers. This enabled decision makers to get an understanding of the barriers faced and to talk to young women to come up with solutions. One of our young women was tasked with reading out a quote from the research and she was over the moon to have completed it.
We thoroughly enjoyed the group work activities involved in the research and being able to talk to decision makers about their experiences. As we were in London we also managed to see some sights, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Harry Potter, and St Pancras Station to name a few and the young women were also very excited to see Wicked at the Theatre.
London and Co-creation was an amazing experience for the young women as most had never been to London, or taken part in any form of consultation work. Since the event, all three young women have become members of the Women's Trust Advisory Committee and have taken part in similar activities.
For a copy of Young, Female and Forgotten please click the embedded page below
Tall Ship Sailing on board De Gallant
In September 2017 we had the opportunity to go Tall Ship Sailing on board the De Gallant, a Dutch Tall Ship. Our group embarked at North Shields Fish Quay on a voyage that lasted for 4 nights visiting Blyth, Sunderland and North Shields. The waters were choppy and the ship bouncy, yet the group steered the ship, climbed rope ladders, coiled ropes, put up sails and getting in and out of the docks. Everyone helped out with cooking meals, looking after each other and had a great time making friends, watching the waves and walking along the beach.
#25 for 25
On March 27th 2017 we entered in to our 25th year as a charity and to celebrate we hosted 25 fundraising events over the year. We were incredibly lucky to be supported by so many people, local businesses, schools and organisations and as a result we were able to raise over £19,000 to support our vital work.
We would like to thank the following people for all of their support for our campaign
The Mayor and Mayoress of Gateshead (Pauline and Shona Dillon), LGA Foundation, Tesco Gateshead Trinity Square, Family Nurse Partnership, Body Rock Fitness, Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy, Five Strung Out, Members of the Plus Group, Emily Plant, Dunston Church, Newcastle WI, Waitrose Newcastle Eldon Square, Art from the Lens Gallery, The Barbour Foundation, The Crafthood, Low Moon Over High Town, Christine Allen, Beamish Museum, Science @ Life Centre, The Stand Comedy Club, Rob Ryan, Spirit Level Yoga, Kenspeckle, Matfen Hall, Alnwick Gardens, Next, PAssion for Fruit, Wendy's Beauty and Nails, Cheekimonkeys, Little Nippers, Mankind, Apollo Theatre London, and to all who donated baby items.
International Women's Day Celebrations
This year we celebrated International Women's Day with #beboldforchange selfies shared with our groups and on our