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Supporting adults, young people and children, who are
experiencing or affected by domestic abuse.

'Enough' Art Event

Wow, what an event! We raised an amazing £3,000.

The art was been created by some of the survivors, local artists and also some of the staff. Our service users have been taking part in art therapy classes run by talented local artist Sabina and their work tells their stories covering all emotions.

A huge thank you to Amanda at The Courtyard Fine Art Lounge for putting so much time and effort into this event to make it a success.

Thank you to all of the artists both professional and amateur that took the time to create such emotional pieces.

Thank you to everyone that came to the event and made it a triumph.

And lastly thank you to Scott Markham our auctioneer who stood in last minute when Charles Hanson was no longer able to attend.

We are thrilled that this event was the success it was and we hope to hold this event again in the future.
We are so proud of all of the women that took part and expressed themselves so openly and honestly, without the support of you all this would not have been possible.

Operations Manager Wendy, Auctioneer Scott Markham and Community Engagement Officer Debbie.


Portrait of Kathy Coe MBE by Kerry Telford


Auctioneer Scott Markham in action.


A small selection of the art made by the service users.


Pastel drawings by local artist Barry Cooper.


A great turnout!

Taking the first step to your
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Supporting adults, young people and children, who are
experiencing or affected by domestic abuse.

Pop Up Shop 2022

Over the past year or so we have been exploring all sorts of new ways to raise money we haven’t explored before. Back last year April & Wendy had the great idea of hosting our very own charity pop -up shop, and the rest was history!

All items were kindly donated by the lovely people in the Staffordshire community and also our very own Pathway Project staff – thank you to all of the kind people that donated some fantastic items.

We’re proud to say our first ever popup was a tremendous success raising just under £1000 over the course of two days.

Thank you to everyone that attended, we had such a great time, and hope to host another pop up in the not too distant future.


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Supporting adults, young people and children, who are
experiencing or affected by domestic abuse.

The Big Pathway Picnic


How would you like to host a picnic this summer, and raise money for a local domestic abuse charity at the same time? Sound good? Then why not host a Big Pathway Picnic?

All you need is:

One of our picnic packs
Tasty treats and delicious drinks
A lovely location of your choosing (we’d suggest Beacon Park or Cannock Chase)
Friends, family or work colleagues

Lots of laughs

Hosting a Big Pathway Picnic is the perfect opportunity to catch up over a Pimm’s, and array of tasty treats of your choosing while raising money and awareness for a great cause this summer. You can host your picnic whenever you want, wherever you want, with whoever you want.

Did you know domestic abuse on average affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men. Join us in raising awareness this summer!

We’ll be posting delicious recipes and picnic ideas throughout the next month on our socials and our website to inspire you with your Big Pathway Picnic.

We had our very own Pathway picnic a few weeks ago

Donate in cash, by cheque, or via our direct donation site

Whether £1 or £100 every penny counts!


Taking the first step to your
new future
Supporting adults, young people and children, who are
experiencing or affected by domestic abuse.

Christmas 2021 at Pathway Project

Another year another not-so-normal Christmas here at Pathway thanks to Coronavirus, but that won’t stop us from providing a magical Christmas for our service users and the residents at our women’s refuges.

Each year we are amazed by the generosity of the local community; we really appreciate the continued support year after year from each and every one of you.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Hayley our CEO with Geze Fradley and their donation of £500.


Helpline Jan with a lovely donation from Cannock Sorops.


Jo accepting a generous toy donation from the Young Ones Burton.


Tracy and Jan with items from our Amazon Wish List.


Thanks to Good Company Singers for hosting a carol night on behalf of us.


Jan with Sebbie Hall accepting one of his acts of kindness.


Tracy with Santa’s Little Helpers.


Thanks to The Plough at Shenstone for their gift delivery for our women.


HSBC with a donation of household goods for those leaving refuge.


Dunelm Cannock with their gift delivery.

Taking the first step to your
new future
Supporting adults, young people and children, who are
experiencing or affected by domestic abuse.

Tamworth Pride 2022

We had the pleasure of promoting domestic abuse awareness again at this year’s Tamworth Pride. This year the event took place at Wigginton Park and had entertainment on throughout the day from Trixie Lee and Trisha B’ham.

This year we were on hand to provide advice and support, hand out sweets, name the bear and spread some happiness on a lovely sunny day!

This is an event we all look forward to being a part of here at Pathway all year long!


Amanda with our fantastic pride set up for 2022.

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Team Pathway with Staffordshire police and fire and rescue.


Happy Pride!

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There’s always time for a quick Pathway selfie!

Taking the first step to your
new future
Supporting adults, young people and children, who are
experiencing or affected by domestic abuse.

The big move

After many many years at our Upper St Johns Street location, we’ve made the bold step to move our premises into Lichfield City Centre.

As many of you were aware we had a large building with a lot of rooms we didn’t need, so it made sense to downsize into a building that matched our needs. We’ve moved into an old Yoga studio, and we can only hope the calm mood stays with us in the building!

You can now find us at Hope Centre 3 Quonians Lane (off Dam Street) Lichfield WS13 7LB

Please note we no longer reside at 73 Upper St. Johns Street.


Our new neighbours.


We’re the end white building, after the antiques shop.

Taking the first step to your
new future
Supporting adults, young people and children, who are
experiencing or affected by domestic abuse.

Kathy goes PINK for Pathway!

Our fabulous founder Kathy Coe MBE surprised us all this August by deciding to dye her hair pink for Pathway in a bid to raise much needed funding to support our services.

For those that aren’t familiar with Kathy’s story, who better to hear a snippet of it from than the woman herself:

‘I escaped a violent and abusive husband to find that there was little understanding of what I was going through. For over 7 years I campaigned for domestic abuse services, and then helped set up services…this is how Pathway is the Pathway we all know today. We are always needing more money to be able to help more people, and I have wanted to colour my hair pink for a long time but haven’t had the courage to do so. With a lot of support, advice on the colour and the motivation of raising money I am finally going to do it. You will be helping me achieve my personal goal, but more importantly you could be saving someone’s life.’

And she did it! and so far has raised £1,010 – wow! If you’d like to contribute to Kathy’s fundraiser you can do so by clicking here

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Christmas 2020 at Pathway Project

Merry Christmas all!

As you can imagine this Christmas this year was quite different from our usual Christmas celebrations at Pathway Project. This Christmas will go down as our very first, and hopefully last COVID-19 secure festive period.

It may come as a surprise to a lot of you, but Christmas is many of the staff’s favourite times to be at Pathway. We are overwhelmed yearly by the generosity and kindness of strangers, and we work round the clock helping to make positive memories for the people we support.
This year our staff worked even harder to secure gifts for our service users, due to the uncertainty many faced during COVID-19 and the festive season.

This year was our most successful year with our Amazon Wish List and we could not have been happier. After the year that our service users have experienced, we were so happy to be able to provide some light relief this year.

You have no idea what this means to the adults and children we support – and although they might not be able to thank you to you in person we can say thank you on their behalf.

A big thank you to the following people and businesses:
  • Tamworth Santa’s Little Helpers.
  • Shenstone Parish Council.
  • Bikers Secret Santa.
  • Rediscovered by DM designs donated a beautiful upcycled children’s desk.
  • Tracy didn’t get to go wild in the aisles, but Tesco did donate an amazing trolley full of Christmas goodies.
  • Waitrose donated boxes and boxes of yummy mince pies and biscuits.
  • Lichfield Cathedral School collected presents in the run-up to Christmas.
  • The Mother’s Union Burntwood donated £200 worth of gift cards to the adults we support – amazing!
  • St Stephen’s Primary school found out we were low on chocolate gifts and donated enough to last the year! Amazing effort kids!
  • Central Hub Logistics donated their famous pamper packs again.
  • The Jones family donated some lovely presents again this year!
  • The Friary School donated sanitary items – thank you.
  • The Young ones burton donated carloads of gifts – wow!
  • The Bell Pub Walsall.
  • Cheslyn Hay High School Sixth formers donated presents for the women again – thanks!
  • Valu Construction.
  • Citylife Magazine organised a toiletries drive that included local businesses such as Richard Winterton Auctioneers, The Lichfield Pantry, The Bureau, Salon 28, Jono’s Tourism, Chasewater Runners, 7th Lichfield Scout Group and St Chad’s Primary.
  • Helen Young & the Hoar Cross Community.
  • Primrose Cottage Art donated some wonderful prints for our new Creche.
  • Shenstone Village Hall.
  • Lichfield Ladies Dart’s Team.

Christmas can be a time of fear for women in abusive relationships, but for the women in our refuges, we always try to offer a place of warmth and safety, especially over the festive period.
With your help, we provide the women and children with memories they can hopefully look back on positively.

Merry Christmas, and a happy new year.

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The UK’s coronavirus lockdown forced April’s London Marathon race to be delayed for six months this year. That meant six more months of training, six months of uncertainty about how the race would take place, and six more months of frustration for our runners – it was far from ideal.
Our runners would no longer be able to run their marathon on the iconic route throughout London, past some of the amazing monuments, with a crowd of people cheering them on as they went. Instead, our runners would be running the marathon on a cold and rainy October Sunday morning, with only family and friends to cheer them on at different points during their routes. Along with 45,000 other participants our runners Callum and Gemma ran the marathon (26.2 miles, or 42km) at a time and place of their choosing on Sunday, logging their progress on an app to make their time official and secure a much-revered medal.

If there was one advantage to the marathon being completed in this format, it was that people from around the UK, and across the world, could make their front door the start and finish line of the race this year. 

Gross donations to the Virgin Money Giving platform were down £25m between March and April this year compared with the same period in 2019. We are so proud of our runners for raising over £3000, it hasn’t been an easy year to fundraise and was another challenge for them to face. 

Both of our runners absolutely smashed their virtual marathons, and we are so proud to have such inspiring people raising vital funding for us. 

Callum and Gemma both had different reasons for choosing Pathway Project as the charity they would support for this year’s Marathon. Gemma is Kathy Coe MBE’s daughter-in-law and knows first-hand the work that Pathway Project has done over the years, and Callum is April from our Community & Outreach team’s brother.  

Callum said “When the opportunity to run the marathon on behalf of Pathway Project came up I was thrilled to be able to run for such a fantastic and ground-breaking local charity. I’m so happy that the funds I have raised will be going towards providing their fantastic services in the Lichfield & Tamworth boroughs.’ 

We are so proud of Callum and Gemma for completing the first virtual London Marathon despite all the obstacles that stood in their way in the build-up. They both did an absolutely fantastic job and really put their all into every minute. 

Thank you. 

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01543 676 800

Trustee Vacancies

Pathway Project is a specialised domestic abuse charity that offers a range of services in Staffordshire (with a particular focus on the areas of Lichfield and Tamworth). We offer high-quality, personalised domestic and sexual abuse support to adults and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse. Our aim is to help build a future where adults and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse live in safety and free from fear.

We have been supporting survivors of abuse for over 30 years, and we’ve helped approximately 40,000 people during our time as a charity. In the past year, we’ve provided over 6000 hours of direct support and housed hundreds of women and children in our women’s refuges.

As we celebrate 30 years of providing great services an exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit new trustees to the Board. We are seeking well-motivated people who have an enthusiasm for our work and can demonstrate commitment to our charitable purpose and values. We require trustees who can demonstrate vision, knowledge, skills and relevant experience, so this year we are particularly looking for people with skills in the areas of law, finance and marketing. Prior experience in a trustee or governance role is not essential as we will provide training as required.

The Charities Act 2011 defines charity trustees as the people responsible under the charity’s governing document for controlling the administration and management of the charity.

Under charity law, the Board of Trustees holds the ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of Pathway Project and ensuring that it is solvent, well run and delivering the charitable outcomes for which it has been set up.

The full job description and person specification, alongside any related documents and policies, are available in hard copy format, or by email from our Volunteer and Training Manager, Lynn Laughton who can be contacted on lynnl@pathway-project.co.uk