12/06/20: Domestic abuse charities benefit from council chairman's fundraising

Two charities which offer support to people who have experienced domestic abuse in Breckland and Norfolk are to benefit from a shared donation of over £3000.

The Daisy Programme and Leeway Domestic Abuse Support Service are to receive the funding after Breckland Council's Chairman selected them as her charity beneficiaries for 2019/20.

Cllr Lynda Turner, Chairman of Breckland Council, commented: "Both charities have been hit hard by the pandemic which has halted a number of vital fundraising events. I therefore hope that this donation will have a particularly big impact and ensure they can continue to offer fantastic support to people who have experienced abuse."

Mandy Proctor, Chief Executive of Leeway, said: "I would like to thank the Chairman of Breckland Council for choosing Leeway as a nominated charity. The donation will help to enhance and sustain our services, supporting adults, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse at a time where we have unfortunately had to cancel all fundraising activities due to the Coronavirus pandemic."

Leigh Taylor, Project Manager for the Daisy Programme, which is based in Watton, added: "We are truly delighted to receive this donation from the Chairman of Breckland Council. This funding will certainly help deliver our support, advice and essential services to survivors of domestic abuse across Breckland. Every donation we receive from the general public and organisations like Breckland Council really does help save lives and offer a clear pathway to a brighter and safer future for hundreds of people across Breckland."

 

Last updated: 29/07/2020 12:47:25