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Jade Unal

Jade's HARV- Domestic Violence Team

Fundraising for HARV

155 %
raised of £500 target
by 58 supporters


We provide support to vicitms of abuse

Charity Registration No. 1069367



Together we raised an impressive £6,512.09 in just 7 days for CENTREPOINT the UK's leading youth homelessness charity! Not only did we hit target on day four but we went over it by £1,512.09. With just one day left until Christmas we thought we should squeeze our last fundraiser of 2019!!! -Don't worry we will be back in 2020!

Fundraiser #2: We have chosen to raise donations for Hyndburn and Ribble Valley (HARV) Domestic Violence Team. HARV domestic abuse services are based in East Lancashire and they provide services that identify, support and protect adults and children from abuse, exploitation and violence.  We also also know that they are not statutory funded and rely on the good will of donators and trusts. They are always in need of money to help them get families to refuges, feed children and pay staff. Over 1000 adults and 1800 children and young people receive direct support on an annual basis.

More than one in four women in England (4.8 million) since aged 16 has experienced at least one incident of domestic abuse. Over 20,000 women a week in the UK experience at least one incident of domestic abuse on average two women a week are murdered at the hands of their current or former partner. 

We believe that it is extremely important to raise money for smaller charities and that is why future fundraisers will be chosen by you. We are looking for small charities to raise money for in 2020, so if you or somebody you know has benefitted from a local charity that deserves some extra help let us know!  

Women are more likely than men to have experienced all types of intimate violence (partner abuse, family abuse, sexual assault and stalking) since the ages of 16. And nearly half the woman who had experienced intimate violence of any kind, were likely to have been victims of more than one kind of intimate abuse. (Coleman et al., 2007)

"When HARV first called me everything changed. I no longer needed to beg for help anymore and was treated like a human rather than a victim suffering from poor mental health. My trauma was not used against me and with their support I grew stronger, independent and resilient. I really want to end the stigma on mental health as it has no face. People don't see what goes on behind closed doors and too many people suffer in silence. Our challenges are set to raise awareness based on personal struggles and experiences living in 2019 tory Britain. We've had it tough but there is always somebody else worse off. My light at the end of the tunnel was HARV as it helped me to deal with emotions that I had suppressed for a long time. I learnt how to cope and communicate better and the world didn't seem so scary. They supported me whilst I was making difficult decisions and encouraged me to be the best possible version of myself for my daughter. It is still a long journey and I take every day as it comes. We are only human, growth happens over a lifetime not just at new year. A bit of extra cash before Christmas is the least we can do considering without them the #CorbynsChristmasChallenge would have never happened. Think of how many lives they can change if this is just one story. "


In 2017/2018 HARV

  • received 5677 telephone calls to its Domestic Violence helpline.
  • worked directly with 734 female and 2 male victims of domestic violence (an increase from the previous year of 34%).
  • supported 1195 children and young people indirectly by supporting their mothers.
  • supported 581 children and young people directly through specialist children’s and young peoples services.
  • provided 765 school students education or awareness raising.
  • classes in schools via specialist HARV staff.
  • provided a direct  safeguarding  service worked to 135 children and young people.
  • provided play schemes for 56 children under the age of 11.
  • provided weekly positive activities to 96 young people between the ages of 12 and 18.
  • saw an increase of 76% in the number of new referrals.
  • provided specialised Domestic Violence Awareness training to over 75 professionals.
  • recognised gaps in services for children and young people whose parents are referred to MARAC and will prioritise the development of a specialist IDVA / safeguarding service.
  • HARV have very specialised services that identify, support and protect children and young people. The three tiered service now enables risk management and monitoring through the deliver of support dependant on level of risk.

    In the last 12 months HARV

  • worked directly with 1034 children and young people.
  • the safeguarding  service worked directly with 135 children and young people.
  • provided play schemes for 56 children under the age of 11.
  • provided weekly positive activities to 96 young people between the ages of 12 and 18.
  • 1456 young people received preventative programme in schools.
  • IDVA support was given to high risk cases in MARAC and 178 children and young people were living in the same household.

Although the General Election has been and gone inequality and injustices are happening. We believe in representation, hope, equality, justice and freedom. Now is the perfect time to come together and make positive change. 

Please take a look at 'End Violence Against Women's' manifesto 2019,  made up of 29 organisations striving for gender equality and women’s human rights calling on candidates from across the political spectrum.  It's policies highlight the imbalances in our society that harm all women and girls, especially those who are further marginalised by race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation or disability. 

So together let's support:

• Ending violence against women and girls

• Securing women’s equal representation in politics

• Promoting equality in the workplace and in the home 

• Investing in public services

• Lifting women & children out of poverty


National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247

The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327

The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428

Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123

Rights of Women advice lines, there are a range of services available:

Harv Domestic Violence Team-