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Watford Women’s Centre charity appeals to donors



Watford Women’s Centre charity appeals to donors

Watford Women’s Centre is urgently appealing for donations in order to continue to deliver its services to the local community. The Centre has been providing life-changing support to victims of domestic abuse for over 30 years and is now the only women’s centre left in Hertfordshire.

Due to the lockdown, the Centre on Market Street has been forced to close; however the dedicated staff are working remotely to provide emotional, practical and educational support to the local community.

Watford Women’s Centre charity appeals to donors

They offer one to one support for women experiencing, or at risk of, domestic abuse, as well as low-cost therapeutic counselling. The Centre’s range of courses, including English, Maths and ICT, are currently being delivered online via Zoom. A free careers service and job club are also available for women seeking help with exploring career options or finding and applying for a new role. 

Fiona Miller, CEO of Watford Women’s Centre said:

“The number of cases of domestic abuse has soared since the lockdown came into effect, and we expect an increase in calls as restrictions lift and those women trapped with their abusers are able to reach out for help.  As the only women’s centre remaining in Hertfordshire this affects people living across a huge area. We’re asking for people to donate now so that we can still be here for women when they need us most, once the lockdown is over. A donation of £20 could provide an hour of therapeutic counselling and could prevent a mental health crisis for a woman experiencing domestic abuse. Watford Council has given us three months’ funding for domestic abuse support but beyond that we will be unable to provide services without additional donations.”

Donations can be made online at

Watford Women’s Centre is also looking for corporate partners to focus on shared objectives and generate mutual benefit. Please email to find out more.

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Sweat Studios in Milton Keynes hosts TrendLife’s lunchNbloggers



Sweat Studios welcomes lunchNbloggers

The fabulous Sweat Studios in Milton Keynes played host to another lunchNbloggers masterclass welcoming our teams and some new members.

Sweat Studios welcomes lunchNbloggers

Located within The Hub Milton Keynes, Sweat Studios aims to provide yoga for everyone. The Sweat Studios team believe passionately that yoga is the best way to a fit and healthy body.

Our masterclass was delivered by Kirsty, owner of Sweat Studios who took our team through the basics building up to more advance yoga poses.

We had originally planned to do a Yoga Masterclass at Sweat Studios in May but due to social distancing rules at the time, we felt we would get a better experience once restrictions were lifted.

The good news was we had the studio to ourselves even though Sweat Studios is operating at less capacity than pre-Covid levels and there are sanitisation stations in place across the studio as well as safety signage.

The Benefits of Yoga

So what are the key benefits of Yoga? Yoga can boost your mental and physical fitness by improving sleep, busting stress, strengthening your heart, and more.

  • Yoga increases your flexibility. …
  • Yoga helps you to build strength. …
  • Yoga improves your posture. …
  • Yoga helps to keep your joints healthy. …
  • Yoga is a powerful mindfulness practice. …
  • Yoga reduces stress. …
  • Yoga lowers blood pressure. …
  • Yoga helps you to make healthier life choices

The staff at at Sweat are extremely insightful and helpful. Sweat Studios also sell a selection of branded yoga apparel and equipment.

About Sweat Studios

With its down-to-earth approach, Sweat Studios aims to provide yoga for everyone. With a timetable covering everything from calorie-busting hot yoga to lower-intensity non-heated classes, Sweat helps clients improve and maintain their condition physically and mentally. Whether participants are yoga pros or complete beginners, 16 or 60, got a six-pack, or haven’t seen or touched their toes in years, Sweat aim to offer something for everybody.

Look out for full review of Sweat Studios in the next issue of TrendLife Magazine and on the lunchNbloggers website.

You can find out more about Sweat Studios and yoga classes by visiting You can visit Sweat Studios at 2 Rillaton Walk, The Hub, Milton Keynes, MK9 2FZ

About The Hub Milton Keynes

The Hub is a vibrant restaurant, café, hotel, and leisure quarter right in the very heart of Milton Keynes. It’s a great place to enjoy a night out or just a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafés. The Hub Milton Keynes is home to fabulous restaurants such as Blossom Room (Top) DeRoka and Turtle Bay. And of course, you can find Sweat Studios at The Hub.

The Hub
Off Avebury/Midsummer Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes


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