Wigtownshire Women’s Aid celebrates 25 years

Wigtownshire Women’s Aid (WWA) is set to clebrate its 25th anniversary later this month.

The service, which offers support to women and children affected by domestic abuse, has helped vulnerable members of the community since 1987 and the milestone will be marked on Wednesday 22 August with an Anniversary Open Day in its Stranraer office.

Local MP Russell Brown has congratulated Wigtownshire Women’s Aid on its 25 year anniversary, saying: “Many congratulations to Wigtownshire Women’s Aid for all the work they have done over the last 25 years.

“Women’s Aid is an extremely valued organisation all over the country. Locally they are recognised for the help and support they have given women facing domestic violence and abuse. The dedication and commitment of everyone involved in the charity is inspiring and there is no doubt in my mind that the work they do is life changing.

“It is important that they continue to receive the support they need in the coming years.”

WWA is a Member of the Dumfries And Galloway Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership (DAVAWP) whose main aim is to work towards the elimination of violence against women and children, which includes domestic abuse. Other members of the DAVAWP include Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, Dumfries and Galloway Council, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Prison Service, Dumfriesshire and Stewartry Women’s Aid, and South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre.

Deputy Chief Constable and DAVAWP Chair Mike McCormick said: “WWA is a key Member of the DAVAWP and plays a vital role in supporting women and children who are currently living or have previously lived with domestic abuse. I’d like to congratulate all the WWA Staff for their hard work and tireless effort in tackling domestic abuse in the West of the region.”