Domestic abuse charity in Portsmouth area says thanks for donation

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A CHARITY that supports victims of domestic abuse says it is overwhelmed with a grant given to it by Co-op.

Aurora New Dawn, based in Portsmouth, received £2,482 from the Co-op’s community fund. It was one of 25 recipients who got a share of £57,309 in total.

Shonagh Dillon, chief executive of the charity, said: ‘We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the donation.

‘This fund enables us to support survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking with added extras that are so important.

‘That may be as simple as a costs for a removal van so that people can move safely away from a perpetrator, personal alarms which may give a survivors the confidence they need to go to work or the shops.

‘Or it may be direct costs for lock changes, spy holes or safety measures to keep someone safe in their own home.

‘The fund also enables us to support our amazing volunteers who work on our out-of-hour Portsmouth helpline.’

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