Due to the current social distancing and self-isolation guidelines in relation to Covid-19 we are not currently receiving or collecting any donations.  We would be really grateful if you are able to store them until we can collect them then, but we do appreciate that this may not always be possible.  Thank you for you kind support.

We really do appreciate the thought, effort and generosity that we are shown by everyone who supports us. 

You don't seem to need much help with what to buy, but we do get asked regularly for ideas and guidance for what we really need at any particular time so if you are interested, please do check here for our current wish-list!

At the moment we need:

  • Single duvets (new)
  • Single bedding sets (new)
  • Pillows (new)
  • Towels (bath & hand) (new)
  • "Setting up home" items - toaster, kettle, cutlery set etc
  • Basic items like toilet rolls, washing powder tablets, handwash & washing-up liquid
  • Adult mindfulness colouring books & pens/pencils
  • Adult jigsaw puzzles (min 1000 piece, ideally 5,000 piece)

Easter 2020

We're fast approaching Easter and I know that many of our supporters are now thinking about what we need to make this special for our families.

  • Easter eggs for women and children 
  • Presents for children under 3 (ideally for 18mth - 2+)
  • Presents for teenagers (boys & girls)
  • Fluffy socks for women
  • Slippers for women and children
  • Hats, scarves & gloves
  • Clothes shopping gift cards - eg £5 Primark gift card
  • Adult mindfulness colouring books & pens/pencils

How to Donate

As we are sure everyone understands, we don't share the location of our Refuges so that we can keep our families as safe as possible, what this does mean is that we will need to arrange to either collect the items from you, or meet you somewhere to collect them. 

The best way to contact us is using our donations e-mail address:  [email protected] and one of our members of staff will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Pre-Loved Children's Items
We are regularly offered lovely items for babies and children (from prams & cots through to clothes and second-hand toys) which far exceed our ability to store items.  For this reason we have gone into partnership with Tots2Teens in Colchester who are a brilliant volunteer-based and run community group bringing clothes, accessories and essentials to families that need them.  They cater from newborn -16 years of age.
We have agreed with Tots2Teens that we will direct our lovely supporters to them so that they can maximise the donations they receive to support as many families as possible and in return, whenever we have a family in need ourselves, Barbara and Eunice will source whatever our family need at the time.  Perfect!
You can contact them on [email protected]com 
Or call them directly:
Barbara 07493143729
Eunice 07791217178