The Big Purple Build

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On International Women's Day 8th March 2016, we launch our fundraising campaign to support our Big Purple Build!

Preston Road Women's Centre has been at 60-62 Preston Road for 15 years - since 2001 and has delivered services to thousands of women in that time. 

As our services have grown, we’ve outgrown our current space. We’re based in two pre-fab semis that have been knocked together, and although it’s served us well over the last 15 years, the centre is no longer fit for purpose.  We’re practically sitting on each other’s knees!  We’re ambitious and want to grow the support we offer to local women, but we need more space to do it in.

Over the last year we have been working with the Big Lottery Fund and have submitted an application for funding support to help us build a new centre further down Preston Road. Thanks to support from the local Council we have land and planning permission for a purpose built centre designed by local architect, Helen Smith.

The new building will increase the nursery space and double the learning space, as well as housing our new legal service, Affordable Justice, and all our other services.  More space and modern facilities will directly help us to help more women and families in crisis. 

We are very hopeful that the Big Lottery Fund will help us with the lion's share of the funding for the new build but we still need to raise £151 000 to get to our target.

If you can help us out by undertaking a sponsored event, donating goods for sale or making a donation, large or small, your contribution will help us to help more local women

Please visit our Justgiving page at and give what you can.

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We rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters to keep our doors open.