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3 Ways You Can Make a Difference in 2018

23 JanOne of our charity skydiving events from last year.

How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions? The end of January is a time when the less-motivated start to give up on their dieting and dry ambitions. Choosing to support a charity makes for a satisfying resolution and one that comes with a number of positives – raising funds and awareness, supporting the work that the charity staff do and the chance to make new friends whilst supporting a good cause.

Help Others

There are lots of ways that you can express your passion for a cause and do your bit to help people who are experiencing domestic abuse in 2018:

1) Skydive/Events

We hold numerous events throughout the year, including regular quiz nights, our annual ball and, if you are looking for a new challenge in the new year, why not sign up for our popular skydive? For those who raise more than £300 in sponsorship, this fantastic opportunity is completely FREE! Keep an eye on our social media channels and our website for the latest information about events

2) Fundraising 

We have a fundraising pack on the website that outlines how people can fundraise for us and is full of ideas for ways that you can raise money. In the past, people have held events such as:

  • Music gigs
  • Quizzes
  • Cake bakes
  • Bingo nights 

We have even seen people run marathons to raise money for us!  

Fundraising for us raises money, allowing us to provide high-quality services, and also raises awareness of the charity in the local community. 

3) Support the National Campaign 

There is a petition to stop cuts to refuge funding at a national level. Despite the fact that there is already a shortfall of refuge places. Plans to change the way that the government allocates funding could result in around 4000 more women and children being turned away from these lifesaving services. Rent (that under the current system goes straight to domestic abuse refuges) will be sent instead to local governments - who may be facing pressure to spend the money on competing services. 

2018 is an important year for the government to follow through on some of the pledges that they have made. If we all make it our resolution to keep pressure on the government, then hopefully we can keep refuges open and ensure that domestic abuse doesn’t drop down the political agenda.

If you would like more information on supporting Leeway throughout the year, then call us on 0300 561 0077 or email admin@leewaynwa.org.uk.

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