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Monday, 3 June 2013

LOCAL GROUP FIGHTS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

We all know of someone affected by domestic violence. Women living with alcoholics are a prime target for violent abuse and it's always a great surprise to the Dame that they stay in these dangerous relationships. 
 
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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19 comments:

  1. Dame. Now who is writing all of these boring blogs? Why are you allowing the Hornet to become a bleeding hearts club? It is NOT your audience. Please get a grip

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  2. What does all of this stuff have to do with the Hornet? Off message....

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  3. "Bleeding hearts club." How disgustingly insulting to the women who are being shuffled from pillar to post with kids in tow, and the volunteers and low paid staff who work with them. You may be interested to know that refuges are being given to the lowest bidder which means that the support and services given to women who have fled their homes in fear of their lives are less than they could be. That funding for advocacy and other support has been slashed. That domestic violence is increasing. And that two women a week are murdered by a current or ex-partner, leaving children devastated.

    But since you, 21:40 and Fly Swatter, sound like people who don't give a damn about anything other than your political games you probably think this is all wishy washy nonsense. If this is the case, if ever you get thrashed or terrorised I hope the people around you find your predicament as tedious as you find the experience of people who suffer domestic violence, and treat you with the contempt you demonstrate for vulnerable women and children.

    It would be fascinating to know if either of you have anything to do with the funding of services in the Borough. It would explain a great deal.

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    1. I have no interest in beaten women and starving kids. Sorry, but each to his or her own

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  4. Bent toad and flakeman at it again

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  5. The Dame has been drinking again and has lost her way. Next we will be hearing about nightmares and bombs in Syria. Get a grip girl. Concentrate on focus

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    1. Fly On The Wall4 June 2013 at 06:35

      You are quite wrong sir. The Dame is alert, well and thriving on MV Hornet in the Mediterranean Sea. She is taking a well earned break. Unfortunately the sub Editor is not up to scratch

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  6. You can spot a Dent Coade blog a mile off

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  7. All of this domestic violence spilling over into public life is a diversion from core political issues. Another manifestation of the entitlement society. Back in your box, EDC! And be quick about it

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    1. Quite so. Children are taught at an early age that if they put their fingers in fire they get burnt. And guess what. They stop putting their fingers in fire! Women need to learn to stay away from abusive partners. It is their responsibility. Its called growing up. If there is the catastrophe of children arriving in abusive relationships then this is a problem to be sorted by families. Not the state. Aunts, uncles and grandparents are the pragmatic safety net

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  8. This is not a Hornet subject. Enough said

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  9. This nonsense is at the other end of the spectrum to the other nonsense called subsidy to Holland Park Opera from the Council tax. Both are equally ridiculous. It is quite right that the Tories are cutting back on the former and high time that they cut back the latter too. The Dame and her bees are watching Cllr Paget-Brown closely. Talking about eradicating the subsidy has been going on for too long. The Cabinet is running out of time

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    1. Don't hold your breath, Scribe. The bee hive is preparing for another OHP sting. Hopefully this one will be fatal

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  10. Dame, thank you for writing about this important issue on your blog. I hope many Hornet readers who do not think that the lives and wellbeing of people who live in our Borough are 'nonsense' or 'ridiculous' or 'a diversion' will feel very welcome at the Woman's Trust event.

    Politics is about the wellbeing and work of individuals and groups. People used to come into politics to be of service. When intrigue and gossip take precedence over people we find politics held in proper contempt, as it is today by ordinary voters. Speaking as an ordinary voter I find the comments here sad and a little disgusting, but educational.

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    1. Well said! Sad little buggers on here mostly

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    2. "Politics is about the wellbeing and works of individuals and groups". Of course it is. But the Hornet is about seeking out and exposing corruption, wrongdoing, profligacy and hypocrisy in K&C. Nothing more and nothing less. Lets keep the Dame true to her purpose and not get diverted. We all know how suggestible the old girl is. Good luck with the Lighthouse Party. Hope it raises loads of money.

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    3. Dear Dame

      How utterly bizarre that your readers imagine that only members of the Labour Group would care about domestic violence.

      For the record - and I dare say the Dame has the means to support this - I had nothing whatever to do with this blog.

      However I am delighted it is here and have already said I will attend the event to give my support.

      Cllr EDC

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  11. You have shared a great information about Domestic Violence Counselling and Relationship Counsellor Bromley. Which are very informative for us.Thanks

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