A chance to grill women’s refuge chief

SWINDON Women’s Aid director Olwen Kelly will be in the Hotseat next week.

Olwen, who heads a team of 15 paid staff and eight volunteers at the women’s refuge, will be answering all your burning questions.

She was born in County Wicklow, Ireland, to a housewife mum and stonemason dad.

The family moved to England in the 1970s and Olwen joined the Civil Service after she left school at the age of18.

She worked in Bristol, London and other locations, latterly at the Department of Communities and Local Government, and was South West Regional Crime Advisor and South West Regional Drug Advisor.

In 2007 Olwen joined South Gloucestershire Council, heading up the community safety and drug team and last September came the move to her current job at Swindon’s Women’s Refuge.

If you have a question for Olwen, get in touch.

Email your questions to newsdesk@swindonadvertiser.co.uk under the heading Hotseat.

Alternatively, post your letters to Hotseat, Swindon Advertiser, Newspaper House, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3BE.

You can also send your questions through our Facebook page, or tweet us @swindonadver.

The feature will appear in the Adver on Wednesday. Send all questions in by Sunday, March 16.

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