Tampon Tax

We are very pleased to announce  that Berkshire Women’s Aid have been awarded a Tampon Tax Grant  funded by Berkshire Community Foundation which will be used to run various sessions to support women who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Berkshire Community Foundation


Amazon Smile

We have signed up to Amazon Smile . Please support Berkshire Women’s Aid  by selecting us as your chosen charity (login to your Amazon account via Amazon Smile, search for Berkshire Women’s Aid and then select). Thank you for your support.


New Refuge Building

We are looking for NEW bedding for our new refuge building:


Bedding Sets (duvet covers and pillow cases – colours: teal, sky blue, plum or neutral colours).

If you can help with any of the above please contact Helen on 0118 9500182 or email



Berkshire Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse Drop In (Please note change of day)

From week beginning 22nd October 2018 our weekly drop in service will be take place every Tuesday (instead of a Wednesday) from 10am to 3pm at following location:

Reading Voluntary Action (RVA), 3rd floor, Central library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

For advice and support outside of the above  please call our Helpline on 0118 950 4003 or  contact us via website (contact us page).



Thank you to the Reading Rotary Team for building additional storage at refuge

Additional refuge storage


BWA would like to give big ‘thank-yous’ to some of our wonderful fundraisers who have given their time for BWA    


Terry Dixon Vote100 Walkabouts

Thank you to Terry Dixon for his donation of £846 from the proceeds of his Vote100 Walkabouts over the last 9 months. The money will go towards white goods for our new refuge building.


BWA Garden 2018 Team 2 Before2BWA Garden 2018 Team 2 after2

Before                                                                             After

TSP Projects, Reading Team are supporting Berkshire Womens Aid  by making the garden at one of our refuges habitable again for our residents to enjoy whilst we are having such glorious weather.  A set of garden furniture was very kindly donated by a member of their team. (See before and after photos).


Allegis Group BeforeAllegis After

                         Before                                                                                                After

Thank you to the group of volunteers form Allegis Group who donated their time to sort out the garden at of the BWA refuges. They also donated garden furniture and plants.


                       Before                                                                                          After

M&S Before           M&S After re-sized

Thank you to the group of volunteers from M&S Corporate who donated their time to sort out the garden at one of the BWA refuges  and also helps us purchase the garden furniture and gardening tools.



Trevor Southampton Marathon

Well done and thank you to Trevor Kettle who ran the Southampton Marathon On Sunday 22nd April in 4:02:02; a fantastic time in the heat. He has raised £371 so far for BWA and it isn’t too late to help him reach the £400 mark; thank you to everyone that has sponsored him so far.


NCEC 5k Santa Sprint

Thank you to NCEC for raising £340.65 from entrance fees and donations for their 5k Santa Sprint


Nationwide Tilehurst Children's Christmas Gifts 22-12-17

Thank you to Nationwide Tilehurst and their customers for the donation of children’s Christmas gifts


SAS International

Thank you to all of the staff at SAS International for their donation of children’s gifts, food, welcome pack items and toiletries


Fast Food Systems 18-12-17

Thank you to the staff at Fast Food Systems for their donation of Christmas gifts


Christmas present donations TSP Projects

Thank you to the staff at TSP Projects for their donation of children’s gifts, treats and knitted hats


CDK Shoe Boxes 15-12-17

Thank you to CDK for the donation of shoe boxes


Thank You shoe boxes Friends of BWA & Caversham Tiles 12-12-17

Thank you to the Friends of BWA, Caversham Tiles and all of those involved in donating and collecting shoe boxes.


Micro Focus Christmas Gift Donation 2017

Thank you to the staff at Micro Focus for their donation of children’s Christmas gifts


St James Church Finchampstead Christmas Donation

Thank you to the congregation of St James’ Church Finchampstead for their donation of Christmas gifts & treats, toiletries, baby items and bedding


Mary Hare School Shoe Box Donation

Thank you to Mary Hare School for their kind Christmas donation of shoe boxes for ladies and children in refuge


Reading Pride (5)

Reading Pride (4)

Thank you to everyone who supported BWA at Reading Pride on Saturday 2nd  September 2017. A special thank you to Redlands WI who were fundraising for BWA at the event.


Welcome Packs NCS Programme

Thank you to the National Citizen Service Programme – Reading for the donation of welcome packs


Caversham Court - Community Quilt (1)

Thank you to all of those involved in the Caversham Community Quilt for raising £1144.45


Thank you to Preeti Verdi for raising £ 833.44 running the British 10k on 9th July 2017


Plant Sale & Coffee Morning 19-05-17

Thank you to all of those involved is raising £952 from Plant Sale and Coffee Morning in aid of BWA on 19th May


Thank you to Curves Gym for the huge donation of food and Wokingham Fire Brigade for assisting with the packing and delivering of food to our refuges


Thank you to Reading Othodontic Centre for their donation of welcome packs


Thank you to Reading Soup where BWA for their donation of £210.

Link below to Soup blog:

March Reading SOUP event: £210 donated to Berkshire Women’s Aid


Thank you to Reading Lions for their donation to Berkshire Women’s Aid


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The Inner Wheel Club who raised £600 for BWA



A BIG thank you to the volunteers from Cisco who donated their time last week gardening at our refuges, It was as great success despite the weather conditions!



Bearwood Lakes Golf Club Ladies section raised an amazing £7000


Thank you to all- your support and kindness is invaluable in supporting the work BWA do in the community