05 June 2008
Members of Caerphilly's domestic abuse Survivors Group are to take the lead in organising a fundraising event to benefit people affected by breast cancer.
The group, based at the Safer Caerphilly MAC (Multi Agency Centre) - the "one-stop-shop" for victims of domestic abuse and their families, will organise the event as part of Breast Cancer Care's summer Strawberry Tea fundraising campaign to raise money for those affected by breast cancer.
The Strawberry Tea event, which will take place on Friday 20th June, will see the Survivors Group involved in a wide variety of activities, which will include the production and sale of "pink" food, teas and raffles. All proceeds will go directly to helping ensure that Breast Cancer Care can continue to provide free and confidential support and information to people across the UK affected by breast cancer.
Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator, Lynne Bosanko-Williams said, "The group decided that they would like to organise a fundraising event, where the proceeds will go to provide help and support to those affected by breast cancer. The women who comprise our Survivors Group have themselves received help and support in the past, having come from abusive relationships, and they would very much like to do something positive to help and support others. We hope that our Strawberry Tea event will go some way to doing just that".
The Safer Caerphilly MAC, opened in February 2007 as a result of £110,000 of funding from the National Assembly for Wales, is a one-stop shop for victims of domestic abuse and their families.
The MAC agency's primary aims are to significantly reduce the number of people that victims of domestic abuse need to approach in order to get the help they need, and also to increase the swiftness of response and the safety of the victims and their children.
If you or anyone you know is affected by domestic abuse or if you would like to make any donation towards the Strawberry Tea event, please contact the Safer Caerphilly MAC (Mon - Fri 10am - 4.00pm) on 01443 819317.
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