Weʼre raising £500 to raise awareness of domestic abuse & vital funding.
- Reading, UK
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As a survivor of domestic abuse myself, I do not feel like the issue is spoken about enough and I would like to raise money to donate to the charity that helped me throughout my journey. The charity I am donating to is Berkshire Women's Aid, they are a local charity that provide advice, support and refuge services to victims of domestic abuse. They also offer outreach services, early intervention, adult group work, children's group work, a 24 hour helpline and resettlement.
Last year Berkshire Women's Aid had to turn away 73 people looking for that place of safety. That means for every victim they took in to refuge they turned 3 people away. Calls to their helpline grew by 58% last year. Not only does Berkshire Women's Aid offer services for women, they also offer support services specifically for children and men.
At least one in four women in the UK will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. (British Crime Survey 2010/2011).
BWA’s Helpline takes one call every 80 minutes every day of the year (BWA).
Women and men aged between 16-24 are at the highest risk of domestic abuse (BWA).
Children who have witnessed DA and been abused show the highest levels of behavioural and emotional disturbance (Humphreys, 2007).
If someone needs support in coping with or leaving an abusive relationship or they just want to talk to someone, they can contact BWA on the helpline 0118 9504003, or they can visit www.berkshirewomensaid.org.uk where there is lots of information they can access.
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Jun 3, 2018
Best of luck reaching your target!!
Apr 27, 2018
Extremely proud of what you're doing loulou and I hope it makes a difference to those suffering.
Apr 26, 2018
Amazing cause and an amazing amount of work done for this event. I am so so proud of you! All you have done will help so many women out there who need it xxx
Apr 26, 2018
You’re doing such an amazing brave incredible thing LouLou. Hope you both raise the roof on the night and lots and lots of cash for an important cause! Julie x
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