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A GRANT of £1,500 has been awarded to help women who are suffering domestic abuse.

Havant Women’s Aid will benefit from the cash injection, which has been awarded by the Blue Lamp Trust.

The charity is a partnership between the police and fire service and is supported by businesses across Hampshire.

The money will be spent on running a weekly support group for women suffering abuse in the Petersfield area.

A survey last year by East Hampshire Domestic Abuse Forum revealed that more than 1,400 women living in Petersfield would experience domestic abuse in their lifetimes.

The grant was presented by Richard Salmon, a health, safety, and environmental adviser at Turbomeca.

The Fareham-based business is a member of the Blue Lamp Trust and contributes to the charity’s funds.

Mr Salmon said: ‘We’re proud to be associated with the excellent work being carried out by the Blue Lamp Trust and the support they provide to our local community such as Havant Women’s Aid.

‘We know how important it is for those who feel isolated to access and connect to a network of support that will make them feel safe.’

Mark Bradford, general manager of the Blue Lamp Trust, added: ‘Supporting the vulnerable in our communities and helping them to have a better quality of life is at the heart of what we do.’