BWP receives historic donation from PayPlan

Our 20th birthday celebrations have become even happier, after learning we are to receive our largest ever donation from free debt advice provider, PayPlan.

We have been gifted an incredible £50,000 by PayPlan to enhance and develop the work we do to help women recover and go on to lead fulfilling lives.

BWP Partnership Officer, Chris Harris, said: “Control of money and finances can form a huge part of domestic abuse. Helping women regain control of their finances can be a significant step to recovery. We work closely with PayPlan to give women the advice and support they need to regain their financial independence, and have been proud to help PayPlan develop training for their specialised vulnerable client team.”

Chair of BWP, Rachel Riggs, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to PayPlan for their generous donation to our charity. This is the largest single donation that BWP has ever received, and it feels particularly significant that it’s happened in our 20th birthday year.

“We feel truly honoured and overwhelmed by PayPlan’s generosity. It will enable us to move forward with confidence, and make ambitious plans to develop the support we can give to women and families in the future.”

Rachel Duffy, PayPlan’s CEO, said: “We’ve been working with BWP for several years and have subsequently provided training for our own debt advisers to spot the signs of domestic abuse when speaking to those who contact us for debt advice.

“We’re delighted to donate this money that will help to provide a much-needed lifeline for women and families affected by domestic abuse. Happy birthday to BWP – here’s to another 20 years!”

For more details on the financial advice and  support women can receive from BWP and PayPlan, click here.

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