A Black Country charity for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence has received some Christmas cheer thanks to kind-hearted colleagues at staff development provider WELL Training.
The team at WELL Training, based in Queen Street, Wolverhampton, donated 43 gift sets to be distributed among adults being supported by Black Country Women’s Aid during the festive season.
Black Country Women’s Aid, based in Victoria St, West Bromwich, is an independent charity which has supported survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in the West Midlands, both male and female, for more than 30 years.
Every year it helps more than 8000 victims of abuse escape from violence, cope with trauma and rebuild their lives.
Julie Taylor, project co-ordinator at WELL Training, organised the donation and delivered the gift sets to the charity. The WELL Training team collected the funds for the presents instead of organising a staff Christmas party or holding a “secret Santa” gift exchange.
Julie, pictured at the Black Country Women’s Aid HQ, said: “We recognise and appreciate the work which Black Country Women’s Aid provide for men and women throughout the year, so we wanted to help them.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic putting added pressure on all those helped by the charity, male and female, we pulled together to organise a collection. Having spoken to Black Country Women’s Aid about their families’ needs, it was great to be able to help the adults they support.
“We deliver training for adults in the Black Country looking to make their way in employment, often overcoming difficult circumstances, so it was great to be able to help a good cause whose services are aligned with WELL’s values and work.”
Launched in 2010, WELL Training deliver a range of courses entitled Black Country Futures to help people aged 16 and over to secure employment. The training offered includes a customer service Level 1 qualification as well as support with CV preparation, job searches and interview skills.
They have grown their reputation as a leading partner for apprenticeships, as well as training in leadership, management coaching, mentoring, learning and staff development. Their client list features leading national brands, including leading food delivery digital company City Pantry.
To find out more about Black Country Women’s Aid visit https://blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk/
For more information on WELL Training, visit: www.welltraining.co.uk