SBS Xmas Social for Service Users

Total raised

from a target of £3,500.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


SBS Christmas Social for Service Users: Request for Donations

Every year for a number of years, SBS has hosted a Christmas social for abused and marginalised black and minority women and children who use our services. Many of the women arrive at our centre in varying degrees of vulnerability and distress. They lack the confidence and support needed to live free from abuse, destitution and isolation.

Our Christmas social attracts about 70 women and 40 children. It is one of the most important events that we organise and is eagerly awaited by our users who otherwise have no or few occasions to celebrate and enjoy themselves. Like all of us, they have a desire to get together for a few hours; to laugh and have fun in a safe environment without feeling anxious or judged. They tell us that it is an evening they always remember because they feel like human beings again.

We provide food, entertainment and presents for all the children. For many women this is the only social event they go to all year and for some children it is the only present they get. However, in the current climate of austerity and cuts we are struggling to find funds to continue social activities and events for our users. Social events like these always fall to the bottom of our list of priorities and yet they make an immense difference to women and children’s recovery process. 

This year, the Christmas social will cost us approximately £3,500 - funds that we are struggling to scrape together. We are therefore appealing to you for donations to help make sure that we can hold this event.

We would be most grateful if you were able to contribute in some way. In return we will acknowledge you as a donor on our website and also on our events page. We set out below what your financial support can pay for, but any contribution will be greatly appreciated.

£25 will pay for the cost of a venue, food, soft drinks, music and a present for a child

£20 will pay for the cost of a venue, food, soft drinks and music for one woman.

£15 will pay for the cost of a venue, food, soft drinks and music for one child

£15 will pay for a present for one child

Thank you

Southall Black Sisters

Select the amount you wish to give

£15.00  Donate £15

£20.00  Donate £20

£25.00  Donate £25

Total donations: £1,212.50

Ursula Sharma


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

I hope the Social goes well and that everyone has fun. Keep up your great work which is so highly regarded and valued

daljit - Elthorne and Northfields Labour Part


£81.50 (+ £20.38 giftaid)

something small to help you on your way

Barry O Leary


£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

Happy Xmas (a little early, I know!)

Khadija Ansari



What a great cause! Have been a part of this many years ago. Insha Allah you reach your target to give these women and children something special to look forward to!

Ayesha Virk


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Have a great Christmas social! Always had fun when I attended them!

Manjeet Singh


£800.00 (+ £200.00 giftaid)

Very happy to support this, I know from past experience how much these events mean to the clients and their children, who will not have the opportunity or means to celebrate during this time. Have a great night!!

Catherine Capon


£15.00 (+ £3.75 giftaid)

Daljit Sandhu


£86.00 (+ £21.50 giftaid)

From Northfield and Elthorne Labour Party Branch.

Caroline Brosnan


£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

Great event



£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

Donating my first Jane Austin ten pounds, and little more.