Refuge delighted to receive a significant personal donation


Refuge is thrilled to have received recently a significant donation from Samantha Rowe-Beddoe and Gregory Nasmyth, for which it is incredibly grateful.

Chief executive Sandra Horley CBE said: “Domestic violence claims the lives of two women every single week in England and Wales alone. Yet Refuge has faced funding cuts to 80% of its life-saving services since 2011. In this time of reduced local authority budgets, we rely heavily on the generosity of individuals, trusts and corporate partners to keep the doors to our services open. Refuge currently supports almost 5,000 women and children escaping domestic violence another forms of gender violence on any given day. Donations like this enable us to continue this work and give abused women and children the lifeline they need.”

Samantha Rowe-Beddoe and Gregory Nasmyth said: “The work of Refuge is one of the most essential yet often unseen emergency services in modern Britain. Protecting women, children and men from domestic violence is more important now than it ever has been as funding is cut, refuge centres are closed and the numbers of crimes increase. As parents we understand that to be in danger behind the closed doors of your home is terrifying. All the more so when you have children who are also at risk of harm. We hope that our support can help the work of Refuge and provide safety and sanctuary for those in their time of most need.”

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