The Water Lily Project is a Christian charity that is passionate about supporting and empowering vulnerable women in Christchurch and surrounding areas and helping them back to independent living.
The Water Lily Project was founded in 2011 by a group of local Christians who realised there was a need to help women affected by either domestic violence and abuse, addiction, sex trade, financial difficulty or homelessness.
We use the image of the Water Lily because they sit on very strong leaves that support the flower. They don’t look much when they are closed, but when they are provided with a good and healthy environment and space, they open up and display their beauty. They need good conditions in which to flourish and reach their full potential and this is what we hope to provide for the women who come to the Water Lily Project.
We have been operating out of Water Lily Cafe (formerly Bailey’s Cafe) since 2014.
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Supporting and Empowering Vulnerable Women in Christchurch and the Surrounding Areas
We’ve Raised over £30,000 in the past year to Help Vulnerable Women in Christchurch and the Surrounding Areas
We are so grateful to all of the volunteers, local churches and individuals who have helped us raise this amount of money this year.
Particular thanks goes to the Big Lottery @TNLCommunityFund who awarded us a grant of £10,000, Lloyd’s Bank Foundation who awarded us an Enable grant of £15,000, Dorset Community Foundation who awarded us £2,300 with the help of Comic Relief funding. Co-op who awarded us a grant of £2,145.87 to redecorate our IT Suite.
We could not do, what we do, without your help. THANK YOU!
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If you would like to find out more about The Waterlily Project and/or get involved, please contact us and we will be happy to chat at any time.