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Lord Mayor's chosen charities

The charities which the Lord Mayor of Cardiff has chosen to support during 2019/20 are Welsh Women’s Aid and Bawso.

Over the next year The Lord Mayor has pledged to help Welsh Women’s Aid and Bawso raise their profile, as well as raising much need funds by hosting special fundraising events and key events in the charity’s calendar.

Donations will be gratefully received.

Please send cheques payable to ‘Cardiff Council Lord Mayor’s Charity’ to:

Protocol Office
Mansion House
Richmond Road
CF24 3UN

If you would like to organise a fundraising event for the Lord Mayor's Charity

Tel: 029 20871543 Email:​
Welsh Women’s Aid ​is the charity in Wales supporting a national network of local specialist services that help and support women, children and families impacted by violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 children in Cardiff will experience abuse and violence at some point.

By supporting Welsh Women’s Aid during this appeal, you will help support the vital lifesaving and life changing work of Welsh Women's Aid local member services (Cardiff Women’s Aid and Safer Wales).

These services make sure anyone impacted by the following are
 offered practical help, advocacy, counselling, crisis and longer term support.:

  • Sexual violence and exploitation, 
  • Coercive controlling behaviour,
  • Forced marriage, 
  • Sexual exploitation, 
  • Female genital mutilation, 
  • Stalking or harassment. 

By supporting Welsh Women’s Aid you will also help directly support the charity’s helpline and work with local services to help prevent abuse in communities in Cardiff. 

Contact Women's Aid:

02902 541 551​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

Wales Live Fear Free helpline is the 24-hour, multi-lingual, confidential support for anyone impacted by abuse. 

Bawso​​​​​​External link opens in a new window ​​ is an all Wales organisation that provides specialist services to Black and Minority Ethnic people who are fleeing or affected by Domestic Abuse including other forms of Violence Against Women: 

  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM),
  • Forced Marriage,
  • Honour Based Violence,
  • Human trafficking.

From the outset, Bawso has also supported refugee individuals and families who have fled violence and abuse, who had moved to settle free from harm in Wales.

Established in 1995, Bawso currently delivers a range of services through 23 projects to over 6,000 people. Bawso provides culturally sensitive support and advocacy, enabling service users to transcend the barriers they face and gain access to the services, entitlements and information they need and to which they have a right.​

Contact Bawso:

0800 7318147​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window