Go Purple campaign raises money for refuges

Debbie Smallman and Deb Slater

Staff at Sandwell Council have helped to raise more than £600 to back the Go Purple campaign to help and support victims of domestic abuse.

The council’s Domestic Abuse Team supported the campaign by raising funds for Black Country Women’s Aid which works to reduce violence and abuse. Black Country Women’s Aid are promoting their Go Purple campaign as a way to unite individuals and organisations to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse.

Last year, BCWA supported over 8,000 women, children and men who experienced domestic violence and abuse. They offer victims of domestic abuse and their children a safe place to stay in their refuges, and help people to look towards a safer future.

The council’s Domestic Abuse Team held a raffle and sold samosas and cookies to council staff at Jack Judge House in Oldbury. Local businesses in Oldbury donated prizes towards the raffle, including Sainsbury's, Admire Florist, Kiran Beauty Salon, M&M studios and The Craft Shop.

The team successfully raised £400 for BCWA and staff in the Chief Executive’s office at The Council House raised £210 in a cake-selling session. Deb Slater, regional fundraising officer from BCWA said:

“We would like to thank the team for all their amazing work and contributions. The event was a huge success and funds will go towards things such as therapy for children and staffing a 24-hour helpline."

For advice and support contact Black Country Women's Aid at 0121 553 0090.


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