Annual General Meeting

Friends, Colleagues and Supporters

You are invited to Nottingham Central Women’s Aid’s AGM

On Tuesday the 2nd of November 2021 via Zoom 6.15 – 7.30pm

Our AGM is an opportunity to find out more about our charity, who we support and what we have done during 2020 and 2021 to meet our charitable objectives. Please do share this information with your networks and colleagues who may be interested in attending.

Please RSVP to and we will send you the Zoom link to attend.

Order of business on the night:


Appointment of trustees and officers

· Report from management

· Charity finance report

· Voices of our beneficiaries

· Updates from the trustees

· AOB including any questions

For more information email

We look forward to seeing you soon and updating you on our charitable work.

Introducing our Inspirational Trustees! #IWD2021

As a part of our celebrations for International Women’s Day 2021, we will be celebrating our trustees and finding out which women are inspirational to them! #IWD2021

Please find links and introductions to our inspiring trustees here and our chair here.

If you would like more information on becoming a trustee then please do get in touch at

Our first featured introduction is from our longest standing trustee and treasurer!

My name is Mandy and I work at Nottingham City Council, my roles have varied throughout my time there but they have all been linked to the community and voluntary sector. My background is Community Development and I have a strong passion for supporting grassroots voluntary sector organisation’s for all the amazing work they do and the commitment they give. In the past I have worked with many women’s organisation’s, particularly new and emerging groups to address the issues affecting them. My current role is managing the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme and newly arrived asylum seekers.

I joined NCWA 2011 when it was re-establishing following closure. It is a cause which fits in with my personal beliefs that no woman or child should suffer from abuse. One of the things that never ceases to amaze me are the courage and bravery of the women who come into refuge to begin to change their situations, in the most cases they are in fear of losing their life and deeply concerned about the safety of their children. I am often reminded by others that we save so many live’s each year.

My inspirational women; well the first woman must be my mum, my forever queen, she taught me all my values in life and made me the woman I am and the second is my daughter whom I am so proud to have nurtured into a beautiful women and mum to my grandson. I am also fortunate to have met so many strong feminist friends who also never cease to amaze me around all the positive work they do in relation to women. In history we have so many inspirational women; the suffragettes who sacrificed their lives for equality, Rosa Parks who refused to give up her bus seat to a white person, Mother Teresa who inspired others, aiding those that needed it most and Anne Frank who’s story touched many.

Finally Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” who was exposed at an early age to adult behaviours and still went on to receive many Grammy awards with ‘Respect’ becoming an anthem for the racial and gendered political movements in 1967. More recently we had Malala Yousafzai who was shot because she spoke up about the rights of girls to be educated in Pakistan.

I could go on as there are so many courageous women I admire but I will stop here as every woman is special in their own way….



We are sad to announce that due to the current unforeseen circumstances we have taken the decision to postpone the Zumbathon until further notice. Many thanks for your support and understanding.

Plus we would love you to get sponsored to dance!  Join No dance experience necessary! Refreshments and Raffle on the day.

This is a women and children only event! Please come along and support us.

For More info, call 0115 960 7943

– Benefiting Nottingham Central Women’s Aid and We R Here .

(Charity numbers 1146410 and 1147478)

Easy Fundraising


Great news!

We are on easyfundraising, which means you can help Nottingham Central Women’s Aid by raising free donations when you shop online.

easyfundraising has over 4,400 shops and sites which will donate to us at no extra cost to yourself, including lots of big name retailers like John Lewis, Argos, Uswitch, eBay, M&S, Just Eat, Now TV, Domino’s Pizza and Audible.

All you have to do is sign up to support us using the link  and the next time you shop online go through the easyfundraising website or App and we’ll receive a free donation.

We really need all the help we can get at the moment and any funds we raise will make a big difference to us!

Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you!’ It’s completely free and over £29M has been raised for causes just like us so far.

We want to raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us by clicking the link below!

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Thank you!



Hollywood Actress Announced as Patron of Nottingham Charity

Nottingham Central Women’s Aid (NCWA) are delighted to announce that Samantha Morton, actress,
screenwriter and director, has agreed to become the first patron of our charity.

NCWA was originally founded in the 1970s to support women and children experiencing domestic abuse. We provide temporary accommodation and support services for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse of a sexual, mental, physical, emotional, psychological or financial nature. In March 2011 the refuge was closed down due to the government cuts in funding, however following a period of campaigning, fundraising and a restructure in January 2012 the former workers re-opened the
refuge initially on a purely voluntary basis as a new charity with a new board of trustees. We are the only independent women’s refuge in Nottingham and rely upon our fundraising, donations in kind and volunteers to help run the service. We have accommodated thousands of women and children over the years supporting families to rebuild their lives free from fear.

Clifton born Samantha often stayed at a women’s refuge in Nottingham as a child. She visited the refuge at weekends where her mother lived for a time due to a violently abusive husband. Samantha said “Refuge’s like Nottingham Central Women’s Aid provide such vital accommodation and support for women and children at a time when they are often frightened, confused and have nowhere else to turn. As a child I found the refuge a welcoming and safe haven to spend time with my mum without the fear we were subjected to. I am very proud of the work and achievements of NCWA, it is so important that charities like this are able to provide these services, which are sadly still in much demand today”.

Mandy Mellor, founder of the charity added “It’s fantastic that we’ve got Samantha’s support. We are looking to grow from strength to strength and increase the accommodation and services we offer. With her backing I really feel we can achieve this”.

Samantha has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades throughout her career including a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award and two nominations for an Academy Award. She joined the Central Junior Television Workshop, and soon began her career in British television in 1991. She made the transition to film in 1996 and found mainstream success with the science fiction thriller Minority
Report in 2002. Her most recent acting credits include the film adaptation Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the television
dramas Rillington Place and Harlots.

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