LWA Blog

Keep checking our Blog page for news, charity updates and guest posts.

Sept 2015

Phoenix Chroi have written and record a song exploring issues relating to domestic abuse.  The song is called Destruction and can be download at http://phoenixchroi.bandcamp.com/releases

Profits from the download are kindly donated to LWA.


January 2015

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Women in Business Network supporting vulnerable babies and young children this Christmas

WIBN – The Women in Business Network is a membership organisation for women who wish to gain new business opportunities through word of mouth. Whether employed or a business owner the network has a huge diversity of businesses involved. Our members support and encourage each other through collaboration and the sharing of business contacts and opportunities

These dedicated ladies in WIBN decided to look to sponsor a blanket to be given to a baby or small child in vulnerable circumstances.  In Leicestershire the blankets will be gifted to the charity – Living Without Abuse. 

Barbara Hodgson WIBN  “I'm very proud of my Leicestershire WIBN groups...not only are they hard working successful business women, but their generosity in both time & sponsorship when it comes to charity is amazing.

A Big thank from WIBN and LWA goes to the following Companies who have kindly sponsored a blanket:

  • WIBN
  • Compass Financial management
  • Utility Warehouse
  • Blaby Holistic Massage
  • Hunters Estate Agents
  • Hyphen
  • Aloe vera
  • Jordans Motors & Practical vehicle car Rental
  • K4 Law
  • Fast Ant
  • Linda Stewart Hypnotherapy
  • Equilesse Pilates Studio
  • Josiah Hincks
  • B-First Call Financial Ltd
  • Creationz Marketing
  • Edward Hands & Lewis
  • Kip McGrath - Loughborough
  • Peter Bourne Communications
  • Liz Tuccy Wealth Managment
  • Evoke Telecommunications Services
  • Torch Office Supplies
  • Zoe Hubbard Interior Design
  • Judith Hanson Hypnotherapy


June 2014

Ashby Masonic Lodge says NO to Domestic Abuse

Freemasonry (under the United Grand Lodge of England) is one
of the few ‘Men-Only’ organisations left in the world, and Hastings Lodge based
in Ashby de la Zouch nominated Living Without Abuse as one of its Charities.
Earlier this month the Master of the Lodge presented LWA with a cheque for £250
at the bandstand of the Carillion in Loughborough.

The reigning Worshipful Master of the Lodge Mark Stretton
said: “We wanted to choose a local Charity that can really make a positive
difference to families living in and around the Ashby area and the members of
Hastings Lodge wanted to help in a small way to make a stand against Domestic
Abuse. Many people don’t know about the amount of Charity work that Masonic
Lodges do for their communities”

LWA used to be called Loughborough Women’s Aid, and provides
valuable confidential support to women and men who are suffering from any kind
of domestic abuse in North West Leicestershire.

Michele from LWA said: “This money will be used to help pay
the removal costs of local women moving into their new homes. We use a very
good man with a van to do this for us, so the money will also help us to keep a
self-employed man in business too.

This donation will enable four women to start brand new
lives and although LWA receives grant funding for their support services,
paying for this kind of practical assistance is not included in their funding
so a very big thank you to Hastings

LWA is always happy to receive donations from local
organisations, and you can contact them here: http://www.lwa.org.uk/contact-lwa.htm

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12th December 2013

Wonderful support from the Inner Wheel.  Today they delivered 80 Christmas presents for the women we are working with.  The mammoth task was achieved by six local clubs:

  • Inner Wheel of Melton Mowbray Belvoir
  • Inner Wheel of Shepshed
  • Inner Wheel of Loughborough
  • Inner Wheel of Coalville
  • Inner Wheel of Soar Valley
  • Inner Wheel of Wreake Valley

Our heartfelt thanks go out to all the ladies for their support and gifts.

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8th December 2013

Congratulations to TEAM LWA for completing the Loughborough Santa Fun Run ... you all looked fabulous!

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1st December 2013

Congratulations to the winners of the Coalville Christmas Run:

1st Male - James Douglas 34:32

1st Female - Kelly Aldridge 41:50

A great day for everyone taking part, especially the 150 runners of all ages!  Many thaks to all of the volunteers that made it possible. 

Keep an eye out on our events page for next year's date!


9th February 2012

Welcome to our new website!  2011 brought about lots of changes for us here at LWA, not least - and after months of planning - we finally changed our name.  After thirty five years of being known as Loughborough Women's Aid it was no small decision to make the change to Living Without Abuse, but we hope that the new name and the new site better represent who we are and what we do.

We'd love to hear what you think of the site and anything that you think is missing so drop us a line on the contact us page.