Trevi CEO wins Westcountry Women’s award for her work in the Violence Against Women and girls sector

Trevi CEO Hannah Shead celebrated as winner of the Westcountry Women’s award for her work in the violence against women and girls sector at the finals in Plymouth this month.

Hosted on the 1st December at the at the Crowne Plaza, Plymouth, over guests, finalists and sponsors from across the South West attended the event to celebrate and recognise inspirational women from all walks of life ranging from health to women in sport, combatting violence against women and girls to green business of the year.

Hannah said, ‘What a great evening. I wasn’t expecting to win. I am just the figure head for a fantastic group of women who are out there combating violence against women and girls. This amazing group of women are constantly thinking about how we can keep women safe in Plymouth because the reality is that women in Plymouth are still experiencing violence and living in fear both on the streets and in their own homes. There is work to be done, but I can tell you phenomenal women in this city are doing it. This award is for the whole team at Trevi.’
Other finalists in the category were Andie Clift of First Light, a domestic abuse and sexual violence recovery service, and Collette Eaton-Harris who leads in a role for NHS Devon tackling Interpersonal Trauma and Violence.

Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner who sponsored the VAWG award category said, ‘Hannah really deserves this award. She is the ‘mother of all mothers’ working tirelessly to offer a safe haven for women and children who may have nowhere else to go. Trevi has rapidly expanded, now running three centres, the Jasmine mother’s recovery centre, the Sunflower women’s centre and the Daffodil family centre.

While violence against women and girls still remains a huge challenge to society for years to come, the presence of these women and success of their work, should reassure and offer hope to us all.’

The hosts were Alexis Bowater and Tess Stuber, co-founders of the West Country Women Awards.
Hannah has been Chief Executive of Trevi since November 2011 and has been in the social care field for 20 years, working in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. Since joining Trevi, she has established their Sunflower Women’s Centre and their Daffodil Family Assessment Centre, which offer trauma-informed, therapeutic support for women, their children, and their families.

Trevi supports more than 700 women and children every year.

Trevi was also the awards’ charity of the year and the event raised nearly £3000 for through online donations, cash donations on the night. The donation will help aid women’s recovery from trauma such as domestic abuse through our Life Begins Fund.

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