Domestic violence continues to be the biggest problem facing women and children in this country with 1 woman in 4 experiencing domestic violence at some point in her life and 2 women a week in England and Wales being killed by a current or former partner. Let’s not forget the children, in 90% of domestic violence incidents in a family with children, children are in the same or next room, and in 50% of these cases, children are directly abused.
We know there are thousands more women and children across the country who urgently need to access Refuge’s services of emergency accommodation or seek legal, emotional and practical support. Through 2012 we will need all of our fantastic supporters to give as much as you can to ensure we can meet the complex needs of women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Please do read the newsletter and get involved with some much needed fundraising throughout 2012.
Fundraise for Refuge
Run for Refuge: Read about Refuge’s sponsored running events and sign up to the London Marathon, Brighton Marathon or the London based Royal parks half marathon. If you are not able to participate in London based events but still want to raise funds for Refuge, please sign up to runs, treks, walks and cycle events in your local area.
Throw a tea party for Refuge: Please hold a tea party, gather friends and family around and indulge in some delicious treats to raise much needed funds. We can supply tea party packs, leaflets, balloons and anything else you may need for your fundraiser.
Mobile phone and ink cartridge recycling campaign Refuge has launched its new mobile phone and ink cartridge recycling scheme. For every item recycled anywhere between £1 and £150 can be raised for Refuge. We are looking for Refuge recycling ambassadors to help us raise £10,000 this year! We can arrange for delivery of the bins and we will replace the bin when it is full. Please think about how you can support today – visit recycle for Refuge for more information.