November 27, 2015


Ever done Karaoke? Ever done it Sober?! Thought not! Join us for our annual Aurora New Dawn fundraiser at the Chimes Bar, Portsmouth Football Club, on 27th November at 7.00pm.

Watch a group of brave people sing karaoke SOBER and backed by incredible LIVE BAND Shotgun Smile.

Those singing will be asking for sponsorship to take to the stage, so please get behind them and help us raise as much as possible!

Interested in giving it a go? Of course you are! Get in touch with us at for more information.

Don’t want to sing? Don’t worry – come along, support the singers and enjoy the music, the atmosphere….and the bar.

FREE entry – no tickets required, just come along on the night. All proceeds raised will go towards supporting the work of Aurora New Dawn across Hampshire and the provision of advice, support, information and advocacy to anyone experiencing domestic abuse, sexual violence or stalking. The event co-incides with the International Day for the elimination of Violence Against women.


Start: November 27, 2015 7:00 pm
End: November 27, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Chimes Bar - Portsmouth Football Club
Frogmore Road, Portsmouth
Cost: FREE

November 28, 2014

Walking on Hot Coals

On November 28th 2014, Aurora New Dawn staff and supporters will be undertaking a challenge to walk on hot coals to raise money for victims and survivors of domestic abuse.Shonagh Dillon, Chief Executive of Aurora New Dawn is taking the challenge along with several members of the team.

She said, “We’ve decided to undertake the Hot Coals challenge to highlight the daily experience of victims of domestic violence and their families, who walk on hot coals every day with the threat of violence to keep themselves safe and avoid harm.

“At the same time, we’ll be raising money for the White Ribbon campaign, which brings men and women together in the struggle to end violence against women.

You can sponsor Shonagh via Just Giving or share the link with your friends and spread the word.

Walkers will be arriving at The Rose and June pub at 6pm and supporters are invited to arrive at 8pm to cheer on the walkers as they take to the hot coals!

To find out more about supporting White Ribbon and Aurora New Dawn, or about the Hot Coals challenge, email us at

Start: November 28, 2014 8:00 pm
End: November 28, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Rose and June pub
102 Milton Road, PORTSMOUTH, PO3 6AR, United Kingdom

December 15, 2013

The Aurora ~ White Ribbon Comedy Night 2013

After the success of our first ever Comedy Night in 2011 – featuring nationally acclaimed local stand up comedians Joe Wells and Suzi Ruffell – we’re back with a brand new Comedy Extravaganza for 2013!

Organised by award-winning comedian and patron of Aurora New Dawn, Joe Wells, this year’s Comedy Night is going to be even bigger, louder and funnier than our first.

We’ll be updating this page with more information when tickets go on sale and as acts are confirmed, or you can follow updates on the Aurora New Dawn and White Ribbon Portsmouth Facebook pages.

Start: December 15, 2013 8:00 pm
End: December 15, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Wedgewood Rooms
147b Albert Road, Portsmouth, PO4 0JW, United Kingdom

November 29, 2013

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Portsmouth


“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ isn’t simply a stunt — it’s a statement about men’s role in ending violence against women; an issue that is connected to strict gender roles and expectations of men. By wearing heels and acting in solidarity with women, we want to show that we’ll do whatever it takes to make this a safer world for everyone.”  White Ribbon Campaign, Canada

The idea of ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ originated in California in the early 1980’s, providing men with a powerful opportunity to stand in solidarity with their sisters and raise awareness of men’s role in ending violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Now, all around the world, often during the 16 Days of Action – 25th November to 10th December – men don a pair of high heels and walk to raise awareness of VAWG.

This year, for the first time in local history, White Ribbon Group Portsmouth and Aurora New Dawn are delighted to announce Portsmouth’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

We’ll be bringing you more information on this as we confirm the plans with our partners, keep an eye out here and on the Aurora New Dawn and White Ribbon Facebook pages for more information.

Date: November 29, 2013