Survivors of Domestic Abuse fund hours of help through fundraising month
A group of Nottingham women who came together while receiving support for their experience of domestic abuse from Broxtowe Women’s Project have raised hundreds of pounds by completing more than 1,000 miles in a fundraising challenge.
The women from across Broxtowe, who name themselves the Wellbeing Warriors, raised the money through their fundraising campaign ‘Miles for Minutes in May’.
Together the women, along with friends, family and other survivors of Domestic Abuse completed an incredible 1,029 miles by walking, cycling or running every day in May.
Wellbeing Warrior, Sarah, said: “We feel so proud to have completed this challenge. We’ve doubled the target of 500 miles we set out to achieve and are happy to have raised more than £275* to support BWP. As just £15 provides a woman affected by Domestic Abuse with 1 hour of telephone support from BWP, we’ve funded for more than 18 hours of support for other women. This makes it all worthwhile.”
The women met while receiving support from BWP and progressed to its Wellbeing Programme. The BWP Outreach Service provides a helpline giving expert advice along with email and text support, counselling and befriending services and access to the Freedom Programme and Wellbeing programmes. All this aims to empower women and build confidence and resilience to process and move on from the impact of Domestic Abuse.
BWP Wellbeing Officer, Justine, said: “‘Thank you to the Wellbeing Warriors for all the time and effort they put into making MFMIM the success it was. It has not only raised money to help support other women and children who have experienced domestic abuse but raised awareness and given others the reassurance that with support there is hope.”
You can still give to the campaign in their JustGiving pages. Search. Miles for Minutes in May!”
*figure correct, updated after above artwork was created
Abusive fathers will use their children in a variety of different ways to perpetuate domestic abuse. Using children is highly effective as a way of exerting power and control over their intimate partners or former partners.
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