A domestic violence charity which helps safeguard the lives of more than 500 battered women and children each year, has been saved from closure with a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
Ah, a nicely PC little cause. Still, if it’s successful, then who am I to carp?
It is successful, right?
Project Manager Debra Molyneaux said: “For the past 22 months, the centre has had major funding problemsand has just been hanging on by a thread.“Without this grant, the centre would of (sic) closed without a doubt.
“Domestic violence is clearly an issue in Rossendale and figures show it is increasing year upon year.”
East Lancashire Hospice has thanked fundraisers for helping the Raise the Roof appeal hit the £100,000 mark.
The Lancashire Telegraph campaign aims to raise £125,000 to build a new roof over the hospice’s inpatients unit.
Yes, admittedly, the commenters have a point when they say why the hell do charities have to fund this when we pay so damn much for our ‘world class’ NHS, but still…
Fundraiser Kimberley Hall said: “We would love to hit the overall target before Christmas, but cannot get there without more of the fantastic generositywe’ve already seen.“To reach £125,000 would be the best Christmas present ever for the hospice. It would be a dream come true.”
I know who I’d rather spend my money on…