Domestic abuse charity wins national prize

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A CHARITY working with victims and survivors of domestic abuse has won a national award.

Aurora New Dawn, in Havant, picked up the National Diversity Award in the category of best community organisation.

Chief executive Shonagh Dillon said: ‘I can’t even begin to tell you how excited and proud we are to receive this award, which recognises the contribution we make to gender diversity and equality in the community, not just in the services we deliver but in our campaigning, both nationally and locally.’

It comes after the charity was the first voluntary group in Hampshire to be given the Leading Lights accreditation for its work with survivors.