Charity calls for help to sustain vital services in the High Peak

HIGH Peak Women’s Aid is launching a campaign to raise awareness about their domestic abuse services whilst also raising much-needed funds to sustain vital services across the area.

The Campaign-named the ¼ campaign to signify the 1 in 4 women who will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, is launched on Friday May 11. Events will also be held in Glossop, at Norfolk Square on May 12 and Manor Park on May 13.

It is hoped that the campaign will raise more than £20,000 over the coming year with various events taking place in towns and villages across the High Peak

The charity offers a range of services including refuge, outreach support and services for children which help up to 500 women and children each year across the High Peak.

Funding has always been an issue but it is of particular concern now during a time when services are being cut dramatically and charitable funding is more difficult to obtain.

A spokeswoman for the charity said: “The charity has relied heavily on local authority funding but with tendering and procurement of services, can no longer rely on this source of income.

“We hope that local people will support the campaign at the launch and over the coming year.

“We particularly need more prizes for the tombola and the raffle.”

They are encouraging local people to apply for a fundraising pack, which gives information about how to raise money for the charity using sponsorship or by holding their own event. For more information contact 01457 856675 or email gwa@f2s.com. If you would like to make a donation to High Peak Women’s Aid, go to www.justgiving.com/highpeakwomen/donate .