And the winner is …

The votes have been counted, and we can now reveal that the winner of our You Decide poll, where you decided which course DWC would run next, is the creativity course, which took 37.5% of the vote. The course starts today at 1pm, but you can drop by to next week’s session if you can’t make it this afternoon. In the friendly and supportive classes, you will learn to think outside the box and develop ways to express your creativity. It will include games and creative writing, among other things. Thanks to all of you who voted and we hope to see you on the course! To
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Mystery donation boosts fundraising appeal to £979

DWC has raised £979 in a recent fundraising appeal for counselling – £179 over the £800 target – thanks to an anonymous donation of £500 from a lady who used to have counselling at the centre. A huge thank you to all who donated, whatever the amount! Rose Williams, communications officer, who received the mystery donation, said: “I was opening the mail, as usual, when out of one of the letters fell a £500 charity cheque with a note attached, it was quite a surprise! In the note, the benefactor explained that they had been following the news of Derby Women’s Centre’s funding difficulties and wanted
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DWC’s Elaine and Liz talk to Radio Derby about domestic violence

On Tuesday 28th February, Elaine, services coordinator at Derby Women’s Centre,  and Liz, a facilitator for DWC’s Freedom Programme, appeared on BBC Radio Derby to talk to presenter Aleena Naylor about domestic violence towards women. We’re all really proud of Elaine and Liz for going on the radio to raise awareness of an important issue and to let people in and around Derby know where they can turn to for help if they have experienced domestic violence.
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What courses would you like to see at DWC? You decide!

Derby College will be holding a new learning workshop at Derby Women’s Centre, and we want you to choose what course we run, and so we’re taking it to the polls! Click on the course you would most like to attend out of the choices below, and those with the highest votes will be run! We’re also hosting an open day tomorrow morning (24th February) from 10-12, where you can come to the centre and find out more about any of the options.  Happy voting!
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