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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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    19

    • Ginnette Towells

      Ginnette Towells

      Sep 23, 2018

      Good luck Laura - this is a great thing you’re doing xxx

      £10.00

    • Georgiee Rodriques

      Georgiee Rodriques

      Sep 20, 2018

      I don't have much right now as money is tight, but I want to help in any way that I can ❤️

      £5.00

    • Melanie Wright

      Melanie Wright

      Sep 19, 2018

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 19, 2018

      Great cause more needs to be done to help victims of domestic abuse this is a step in the right direction Keep up the good work !!

      £10.00

    • Chris Voeltz

      Chris Voeltz

      Sep 18, 2018

      £100.00

    • Megan Clapton

      Megan Clapton

      Sep 14, 2018

      Fantastic cause 💜💜💜💜💜

      £10.00

    • Alicia Moat

      Alicia Moat

      Sep 14, 2018

      £5.00

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