But often the answer is that they and the children have nowhere to go, or think one day it will stop, or that they can 'cure' the abuser. Sadly, it rarely does stop. Abusers-alcoholic, or otherwise, carry on until the very worst happens.
The Dame is delighted to see that a local group is doing something to aleviate and highlight the real and growing problem.
Please do give them your support by attending the Summer Party on June 20
Friends throw a party to carry on the fight for local women
The flower-filled garden of the Lighthouse centre in Ladbroke Grove will be the venue for the launch of the Woman’s Trust ‘ Double our Friends’ scheme on 20 June.
The charity, which provides unique support for women experiencing domestic violence already has 300 ‘Friends of Woman’s Trust’ – women and men who support the charity’s work, raising money, attending events and helping raise awareness of the lethal dangers of domestic violence. Now they want to reach the next 300 – and anyone with an interest in supporting their work is welcome to come and find out more.
The Woman’s Trust annual summer party will happen at the Lighthouse on Lancaster Road from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Speakers will include Jeanette Arnold, Chair of the London Assembly and Caprice Bourret, businesswoman and Friend of Woman’s Trust.
Heidi Reidel, the charity's Director said,
“ Woman’s Trust thrives because of the hard work of its staff, volunteers and our 300 amazing Friends. As the need grows, we want to double the number of Friends to help raise awareness and support the work we do with women across London.
Our summer party is our chance to say thanks to our Friends – we’d very much like to welcome anyone who’d like to know more.’
In the last year alone, Woman’s Trust has helped hundreds of women and their children by providing one-to-one counselling and support for women living with domestic violence or recovering from its effects on their lives.
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