Women and children are living with abuse. Help us be there for them when they need us most.
Solace supports over 20,000 women and children every year, but we know there are many more who need our help across all communities. Sadly, domestic abuse can affect us all. We provide specialist services at the community level to ensure we can best support the needs of all survivors.
Our vision is a London free from abuse and violence. We cannot do this alone. Support women in your community to build safe lives and strong futures.
Here is one story of how a small group of volunteers became our fundraising superstars!
Rock Against Violence was a gig event created by a team of volunteers back in 2011 who wanted to find a way to bring the community together in support of Solace. Over a decade later, this volunteer army has held numerous events from their flagship Rock Against Violence gigs to challenge events (Racing Against Violence) and afternoon tea (Tea & Tunes). From humble beginnings, they are now a recognised brand known as eCubed and have raised over £200,000! To find out more and get involved with their events visit https://www.ecubeduk.org/
We want you to come together to support survivors and end abuse. No matter the level of support every £1 could be the difference between destitution and flourishing, abuse and freedom, every one of our supporters can make a difference.
Some suggestions on how your community group can help:
• Why not hold your own event? A themed evening, a sponsored walk or a simple cake sale can make a huge difference Events like these create a fantastic base of your fundraising and provide much needed funds to make sure our emergency fund stays accessible for the women most at need.
• Choose Solace as your Charity of the Year; together we can run events such as quiz nights, help to organise golf days or charity matches that respond to the interests of your community group to make sure that our charity of the year partnership is the most successful it can be!
• Check out one of our challenge events and take part in one: https://www.solacewomensaid.org/get-involved/events
• Have us come along to and talk about what Solace do, to raise awareness or do a small collection or, talk simply ask for some posters and leaflets to put in your centre. You never know who may hear our talk, you could bring some life-saving donations to the charity or reach someone in your organisation who needs our help. 1 in 3 women experience domestic abuse in their lifetimes so you never know who is sitting next to you.
Our expert Training team have a range of training courses to help you support survivors in your community, including how to be a positive bystander and how to best support someone who discloses abuse. To find out more about available courses visit solacewomensaid.org/training or get in touch at [email protected]
If you are interested in learning more about how we can work with your community group, get in touch! [email protected]