Members of Coventry Three Spires Round Table have donated much needed funds to Kairos – Women Working Together, to help fund the next step of the organisation’s Floating Support programme.
Kairos WWT, based at St Peter’s Church in Hillfields, helps, believes in the value and dignity of all women, and exists to support, empower, and give a voice to women at risk of or subject to sexual exploitation.
The Floating Support programme, specifically, is a personalised and responsive service, which recognises that finding routes out of prostitution can be a difficult and lengthy process. Planned interventions are focused, but not time-limited, reflecting our long-term commitment to supporting our service-users improve their life chances and choices.
Receiving the donation, Fundraiser Lucia Leon said:
“Due to a chaotic lifestyle, a lack of confidence, fear of judgement and stigmatisation, the women we reach out to are usually disengaged with mainstream infrastructures. The Floating Support Service offers a crucial brokering service for mainstream agencies providing a member of staff to advocate on the service-users behalf.
The Floating Support Service is both a key intervention at times of crisis (homelessness, substance misuse relapses, health crises etc) and a platform for supporting women to access improved life choices and chances (volunteering opportunities, CV writing, support to access educational provisions etc). Dedicated work via the Floating Support Service ensures that a complete and coherent package of support is available to respond to individual need.
Handing over the cheque, on behalf of Coventry Three Spires Round Table, Dhiran Vagdia said:
“We are delighted to be helping those women in our City who need the valuable support and stability that Kairos WWT provide. It is often a taboo subject, and we forget that not all of us are privileged enough to have strong family and friend support networks around us, especially when we need it most.”
Coventry Three Spires Round Table raise their funds through their annual fundraising event, the Coventry Fun Run, this year taking place on Sunday 4th October. For more information about participating, or about joining Coventry Three Spires Round Table to help with the organising of the event, please call Dhiran Vagdia on 0800 181 4031, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.