In the lead up to Easter, we will be raising money for Women’s Aid Leicestershire. The money that we raise for this local charity will provide vital assistance to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
In March 2020, all domestic abuse charities sounded the alarm. From the beginning of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, their helplines experienced a sharp rise in calls from victim-survivors, and saw early evidence of domestic abuse cases escalating, featuring high levels of physical violence and coercive control.
Domestic homicides more than doubled in the first three weeks of lockdown. The three Lockdowns have led to an escalation of Domestic Violence with an increased demand for Women’s Aid’s services.
Let’s come together and win this fight against violence and domestic abuse. Let’s help to provide strength and freedom to those who need it the most.