The past few months have been really exciting time for A Way Out.On 30th June A Way Out hosted ‘A Lunch Out with A Way Out’, an event attended by many of our major stakeholders and partner organisations. The event mattered because we wanted to say thank you for all that had gone before, and to let everyone know that A Way Out remains committed to going the extra mile for all of the vulnerable women and young people with whom we work.
|At the event, held in the centre of Stockton, we were able to present information about our work;|
|the heart of A Way Out, the heart of our staff and volunteers,|
|and the heart of our Trustees and our heart for continued commitment.|
From our guests we received very positive responses to the presentations. .. “I hadn't realised what a 'substantial and serious organisation', AWO was’ “I knew that A Way Out worked with women but I had no idea how and didn't realise that the organisation worked with youth and families.” “One of the things I picked up on was the 'quality' of the Senior Management Team, to me this denotes what a professional organisation A Way Out is.” The ethos of A Way Out was described by one guest as “beautifully sensitive”.
We also took the opportunity to talk about our about our heart for the future of the organisation. One exceptional and important part of our future journey is our achievement in being one of the winners of the Weston Charity Awards. This prestigious award makes A Way Out one of only 12 successful organisations across the whole of the North of England working in the areas of youth, welfare and community. The award will enable A Way Out to work with a team of senior business leaders through the organisation Pilotlight, which has been bringing together top business talent with charities of over ten years.