Bromley Women's Aid in £5,000 fundraising push for Easter campaign
PUBLISHED: 14:13 22 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:13 22 March 2016
The charity aims to raise money towards activities and outings for children in refuge as well as for their emergency needs
A Bromley charity has launched an Easter campaign to try and raise money and awareness of children who have experienced abuse in the home.
Bromley Women’s Aid’s ‘No Child Should Walk on Eggshells’ campaign will run online over the space of four weeks, and aims to raise £5,000 towards activities and outings for children in refuge as well as for their emergency needs.
It comes after the charity was awarded a £92,000 grant from BBC Children in Need to fund two part-time child support workers over the next three years.
The charity also aims to fund a programme of support groups it runs in local primary schools for children that experience problems in school due to abuse they have experienced.
A spokesperson said: “The feedback from schools has been phenomenal and we would love to continue this work.
“We’ve recently experienced drastic cuts in statutory funding that have forced us to restructure and scale back the support in our refuges.
“However, the need has not decreased, and we know children both in and out of refuge need our support to cope with domestic abuse, and this is the reason why this campaign will be vital in securing funds we can use with children over the year.”
Those willing to donate to the charity’s crowd funding page can do so here.