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Weʼre raising £5,000 to launch “The First Night Fund”, a non-profit community organisation supporting victims of Domestic Abuse on day one of leaving their abuser.

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We want to provide funding for one-off, one night hotel stays for victims of Domestic Abuse who are in immediate danger but who don’t have the time or resource to find safe accommodation in the moment of crisis.

This funding is targeted at professionals who are working with victims of Domestic Abuse who are in immediate danger but who cannot be immediately accommodated. It particularly aims to benefit single women with no children who don’t have the same access to social funding as women with children (who can usually be accommodated by their local authority if their children are deemed to be at risk because of the situation). The funds will be provided directly to the professional or the accomodation, not directly to the victim.

Victims are making the huge first step of leaving their abuser, but if it is too late in the day, or too complex to find refuge or safe accomodation, some are being forced to return home.

“Why don’t you just leave?”

Sometimes, there is just nowhere else to go.

£5,000 will accomodate around 50 victims for that first night, giving them a small but vital window of time to get a safety plan in place. It would also enable us to register as a charity formally if we can raise this amount over the next 12 months. Until we have a sustainable pot of money, we won’t be able to start helping victims. Please help!

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    8

    • Claire Simpson

      Claire Simpson

      Jul 22, 2018

      Laura, what an amazing person you are. A cause close to many hearts....wish I had more to donate! X

      £10.00

    • Crissy Bankston

      Crissy Bankston

      Jul 20, 2018

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 20, 2018

      👏🏻 Inspiring laura, good look xx

      £10.00

    • Naomi Butters

      Naomi Butters

      Jul 20, 2018

      A worthwhile cause and a brilliant human driving this forward.

      £20.00

    • KP

      KP

      Jul 20, 2018

      V happy to support this much needed service. Kudos to all involved and hope it goes well.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 20, 2018

      £30.00

    • Lisa McGeorge

      Lisa McGeorge

      Jul 20, 2018

      Good luck

      £10.00

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