Longhurst Group makes domestic abuse charity donations
26 March 2020
We are delighted to have pledged donations totalling £5,000 to various charities offering support services to domestic abuse victims during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Our Senior Skills and Development Tutor, Mairead Wright, raised awareness of support charities available to victims of domestic abuse during the lockdown.
She said it was now more important than ever for these organisations to be available, given some people will be isolating in environments they may not feel safe in.
Our Chief Executive, Julie Doyle, picked up on the advice Mairead had shared with her colleagues and raised the topic with the Executive Team.
Julie added: “We are proud of the work we have done as a Group as part of the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign and feel very strongly about ensuring there is support available for victims of domestic abuse at all times.
“This could not be more important at a time of lockdown due to Coronavirus, when many men, women and children – and possibly colleagues and customers – are isolating in a home that is not always a place of safety for them, which is a sad thing to think about.
We are proud of the work we have done as a Group as part of the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign and feel very strongly about ensuring there is support available for victims of domestic abuse at all times.
“We are pleased to be able to make these donations to such worthwhile causes to try and do a little bit to help protect those who are suffering domestic abuse both now and in the future.
“I’d also like to thank Mairead for making the suggestion of supporting organisations who help victims of domestic abuse and my fellow executives who agreed to make the donation.”
The money will be split equally between the following charities:
EDAN Lincs Domestic Abuse Service
Equation in Nottingham
Derby Women's Centre
Peterborough Women's Aid
Northamptonshire Sunflower Centre