Head office staff ‘Wear it Orange’ in aid of International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, supported by the Oasis Domestic Abuse Service in Thanet.
Head office staff at Avante Care & Support in Faversham, Kent, pulled out all the stops with wearing orange clothing, in aid of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is supported by Oasis Domestic Abuse service, based in Thanet.
Jacqui Morris, Avante Care & Supports Director of Quality has been a Board member for Oasis for over 4 years. The Oasis service provides help and advice for those living with violence and intimidation in Kent.
Oasis has been delivering services to people experiencing domestic abuse in Kent for over 22 years. The charity began with a handful of dedicated people opening a refuge service in 1994. Back then 2 women a week were being murdered as a result of abuse in the home. Sadly that statistic remains the same today.
Many families arrive at the refuge with only the clothes on their back, when they flee, families often have to leave behind daily essentials along with their most treasured possessions, and children often have to leave behind all of their toys.
When families are ready to move into their new homes after living in the refuge, they have to start from scratch.
The national fundraising campaign ‘Wear it Orange for a Brighter Future’ took place on Saturday 25th November.
Staff at Avante Care & Support not only dressed in orange but took part in various fundraising activities including, guess the sweeties in the jar, a word game and a raffle full of orange prizes to be won, kindly donated by Jacqui Morris and Frances Lake, PA to the Director of Quality.
Jacqui Morris said, “I would like to thank my colleagues for their continued support and generosity in supporting this vital community service, we have raised £160”.
To find out more about the Oasis service please call 01843 269400, visit www.oasisdaservice.org/ or email Jacqui Morris on JMorris@avantecare.org.uk
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