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Bromley charity to hold fundraising event

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:00 19 April 2018

Mayor  Kathy Bance with senior management staff of the charity at a recent event. Picture: BCWA

Mayor Kathy Bance with senior management staff of the charity at a recent event. Picture: BCWA

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Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid (BCWA) are organising a fundraising event this Friday (April 20).

Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid (BCWA) are organising a fundraising event this Friday. Picture: BCWABromley and Croydon Women’s Aid (BCWA) are organising a fundraising event this Friday. Picture: BCWA

On London Marathon Weekend, the event, Go the Extra Mile, will aim to celebrate all the community groups, donors, staff and volunteers who go the extra mile to support survivors of domestic abuse in the community.

BCWA is a local charity that provides services to survivors of domestic abuse in South London, and has operated in Bromley for over 40 years.

Services are divided into the three strands of refuge accommodation, outreach support and prevention work in the community.

They currently run 8 domestic abuse refuges that cater for 48 women and up to 60 children at any time, as well as supporting survivors in the community, reaching nearly 1,000 survivors every year.

BCWA focuses on maintaining the independence, confidence and self-esteem of anyone they support and works to end violence against women and girls by working on crisis intervention and prevention work.

Their renowned work in the community has led BCWA to be chosen as Mayor’s charity in 2017/18.

Mayor of Bromley Kathy Bance, who is a long-time supporter of the BCWA, will be attending the event on Friday.

This fun evening will consist of a marathon-themed karaoke and a raffle with prizes kindly given by local businesses.

It will be held at Melvin Hall in Penge and will start at 7pm.

Tickets, which include a complimentary drink and nibbles, cost £10 and are still available at this link on Eventbrite.

If you would like to learn more about BCWA or you would like to get involved and support the charity, visit www.bcwa.org.uk.

If you need advice on domestic abuse, ring 02083139303 or email info@bcwa.org.uk.

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