Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Birmingham Crisis CentreThe Birmingham Crisis Centre has been in operation since 1988, providing a safe haven for female victims of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse occurs across the whole of society, regardless of age, race, sexuality, wealth or location. Children are also affected, both directly and indirectly, and there is also a strong link between domestic violence and child abuse. Figures for domestic abuse continue to rise, and the Centre needs all the help it can obtain, to bring comfort and security to vulnerable women and their children.

The Province has supported the Centre for a number of years, and this year has been joined by the Freemasons Grand Charity in a “Matched Funding Scheme” where Provinces receive a £1000 donation to supplement funds already donated by the Province. The Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association gave £2500 to the Birmingham Crisis Centre earlier this month. The centre is receiving more referrals than ever at present, and is in urgent needs of funds for development, with which the Province will do all it can to assist in furthering their splendid achievements.

The photograph below shows Centre Manager Vanessa Chapman receiving the cheque from John Hayward, Warwickshire Charity Steward, with Rachel Wolffsohn, Chairman, and Mrs Judy Watts-James, Trustee for the last 27 years.

Vanessa Chapman receiving the cheque from John Hayward
Vanessa Chapman receiving the cheque from John Hayward

Further details can be found at with the exception of the location, which for obviously is kept confidential for safety and security reasons.

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The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BJ


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Tel: 0121 454 4422

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for freemasons within England and Wales and districts overseas.