A group of five women have got together to brew a brand new beer all to help female victims of domestic abuse.

The women, in collaboration with ViBiSH brewing, are hosting an International Women's Day festival in Swindon as a celebration of the town's women where the beer will be unveiled. 

Female business owners will be manning stalls as part of a 'little market' and there will be live music, a banner-making workshop street food and a DJ set in the evening. 

All of the proceeds from the event will go towards the Swindon-based domestic abuse service Swindon Woman's Aid.

Amy Vizor, 33, a HR manager from Swindon,  is one of the women behind the event and she explained why she wanted to help put it on. 

"We recognise the amazing support that Swindon Women's Aid offers to people in the Swindon area, on a daily basis," she said. 

"Their work is invaluable, offering dedicated and confidential support to those who have been a victim of domestic abuse.

"Over the years they have seen the support they offer to grow and develop and if we could do anything to help and support this it would be great for the people of Swindon.

"We recognise the positive work they do, offering and supporting and putting victims first. We hope any money we raise will help them provide this incredible service."

Amy is part of a joint venture that also includes Jo Weller, Josie Thomas, Michelle Sheehan and Charley Hampshire. 

The women visited ViBiSH to work on the beer that will be unveiled at the event and they created the Empowered IPA. 

There are no photos yet and the tap badges are being created by Jo and Josie who are part of the Swindon Stitch Social, as well as the pair running the now sold-out banner workshop. 

"Vibish Brewing has been great in offering us this opportunity," Amy added. 

The International Women's Day Festival is taking place at ViBiSH Brewing's base in Basepoint Business Park in Westlea, West Swindon on March 2. 

It will be running from 12pm until 10pm. 

Swindon Women’s Aid was first registered as a charity on November 27, 1974, with the doors to the refuge opening in August the following year, becoming one of the first operational refuges outside of London.

Since then it has helped thousands of victims and survivors to start new lives which are free from violence and abuse.

ViBiSH Brewing is based in Westlea, West Swindon.