Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Natural Health and Well-Being Festival - Old Trafford Community Centre, Old Trafford, Manchester - Saturday 21st April 2pm till 7 pm

TRC is supporting the Natural Health and Wellbeing Festival (part of Trafford's Summer of Well-being) THIS SATURDAY 21st April at Old Trafford Community Centre, Old Trafford, Manchester 2pm till 7 pm - Tel 07842 795122 - we'll be there to give further details of the workshops and drop-ins we run at 33 The Women and Children's Centre in Sale (and a big thank you to 33 for letting us use their premises) and will also be selling our hand-made soaps - if you fancy learning how to make pampering products like these soaps for yourself, come along to our Pamper Yourself drop-in sessions, for women and children only , which run on Saturdays, 11.30-1.30pm at The Women and Children's Centre, Cross Street, Sale.

Hope to see you on Saturday!

More info about Old Trafford Community Centre (this includes a map)
Read more about Trafford's Summer of Well-being

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Drop in Craft Sessions for Women and children on Fridays 11 30 – 1 30

Women and Children Drop in Craft Sessions Fridays 11 30 – 1 30
Held at 33 Cross Street Sale (behind Sainsburys)
Come and join our friendly group, enjoy taking part in a variety of different artistic techniques with Barbara our resident artist and our resident student artist's Donna and Robyn and enjoy a light lunch in a safe environment- No Charge
13 April 2012  Grannies Squares - Learn to crochet
20th April 2012  Oil painting- Student workshops
27th  2012 April  Part of a 'bigger picture'- decoration of Muslin Squares (part of a large quilt)- Student workshop
May 4th  2012 Mixed Media Still Life – use collage, paint and fabric to make a picture
11th May 2012 Grid Painting with Pencil and Paint- Student workshops
18th May 2012  Silk painting for cards
25th May   2012 Fruity Pin Cushions
1st June  2012  Buttons and Bows – make a fashionable brooch
 We look forward to meeting you!

Monday, 9 April 2012

TRC Arts stall to celebrate International Women's Day

As part of Trafford Rape Crisis (TRC) outreach in the community work on March 8th 2012 we celebrated International Womens Week by joining Trafford Council and Stretford Leisure Centre in their commitment to embracing 2012 as the year of The London Olympic Games. Women were invited to try out new fun sports, keep fit activities and learn how to make delicious healthy food. Trafford Rape Crisis held an Arts stall with Barbara our artist in residence and we invited everybody to join us and make a handmade card for a woman in your life. Lots of people took the opportunity to make mothers cards, children made their own wonderful artistic creations too. We also invited people to sign a huge banner created by TRC; asking people to write anything about being a woman and or International Womens Day...the result was a wonderful piece of art with some amazing comments which were able to showcase at the launch of our Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Women's services at the Declaring the Activism of Black Feminist Theory Convention the next day.

Thank you to all who made this event very special.  Here are some pictures from the event.

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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

FREE Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Sunday 8th April, Alexandra Park: Register 11.30 am, starts prompt 12 noon

As part of Trafford Rape Crisis's  Black Minority and Ethnic Outreach Service, we are supporting a wonderful Community Event organised by Hands On Hair Salon 0161-232-8870.

Hands on Hair Proudly presents their 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted on Easter Sunday 8th April 2012 in conjunction with The nXt Generation CIC.

All those attending will meet & register at Alexandra Park, Demesne Road Entrance no later than 11:30 on the day.

The Easter Egg Hunt will begin @ 12pm PROMPT & will finish at 2pm.
Followed by our Annual Fun Day… With games for all ages.

The children will receive snacks, sandwiches, drinks and will be able to leave the event with not only their goody bags, but an Easter Egg of their choice.
All event volunteers are CRB checked & are long standing, respectable members of the local community.

This is a not-for-profit community event which we hope, gets bigger & bigger every year. To get involved, please sign up & show your support by registering online nowThis way you will definitely have your place secured.

This event is free and staff and volunteers from TRC will be there handing out leaflets to members of the community, please come down and join the fun!

Mary Adenugba's Asylum Campaign

TRC is proud to be supporting Mary Adenugba's campaign for asylum in the UK.  Mary was trafficked into the UK from Nigeria in 2004 and has suffered years of abuse, exploitation and forced prostitution.  The UK has refused Mary's claim for asylum.
Read more about Mary's story and campaign launch

Members of TRC spoke at the launch of her asylum campaign, organised by RAPAR on Friday 30 March 2012, saying "Mary’s story is indeed one of unspeakable suffering, and infinite courage…and it reflects exactly the types of issues that we at Trafford Rape Crisis wish to support women and girls through via our newly established Black and Minority Ethnic women’s services.... The ways in which women are physically, emotionally and sexually violated and survive these experiences need to be understood in relation to racism and those other weights of oppression that press us down. In other words, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women survivors of this racist patriarchy have specific issues and needs which require specific strategies, specific knowledge and specific forms of action...

We hereby declare our full and unconditional support of this campaign, and we will continually strive to do everything we can to help keep Mary safe in the UK."

We are  looking forward to working with RAPAR to develop a support network for women who have been trafficked. 

Please help us support Mary:

Please join TRC in supporting Mary's campaign to stay in the UK. There is an online petition to Keep Mary Safe which you can sign, or contact RAPAR for further information.