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Charity Committee Donate to Women’s Refuge

Funds from our charity pot have gone towards helping Corby’s Womens’ Refuge.

After a suggestion from our PCSO Alex Franklin the committee decided to donate £50 towards helping the centre which helps women and their families.

The money will be used to buy items for the emergency packs that are given to women when they arrive at the refuge.

Cllr Mary Butcher (who has responsibility for domestic violence) and Doreen Hunter, Resident Support Worker, came to collect the cheque from Chair of the Charity Committee  Year 12 student Chrissie Moore.

Mrs Hunter said: “Often the women who come to the centre arrive with just the clothes they have on the backs so these packs are a lifeline for them.

“Every penny counts and we are always looking for funding, so we are so grateful that the students have thought of us.”

Cllr Butcher said: “We want to raise awareness of the domestic violence and at the same time promote healthy relationships.”

The refuge is run by Northampton Women’s Aid, which is funded by Northamptonshire County Council, Northampton Borough Council, Leicester Housing Association and the Kettering Temperance Society.