An award-winning East Leake-based company is collaborating with a local charity to enable more women, men and children experiencing domestic abuse to rebuild their lives.
The public relations and marketing agency Arch Communications gave £10,000 to the charity Living Without Abuse (LWA).
Arch Communications is a local business which operates across the East Midlands and believes in ploughing profits back into the community.
The LWA support brings Arch’s total contribution to local good causes to more than £130,000 since the company launched in 2011.
Arch Communications founder and director, Matt Youdale, said: “We are proud to be sponsoring and promoting the work of Living Without Abuse.
“The charity’s work is a lifeline for anyone suffering abuse or anyone affected by it.
“This donation is part of our whole business ethos which is to provide high-quality PR and marketing services, so that we can invest in our community. That’s something we’re very proud of.”
Based in Loughborough, LWA is part of the United Against Violence and Abuse consortium providing a full range of domestic and sexual abuse services across Loughborough, Leicestershire and Rutland.
In 2018, they supported 637 survivors of sexual abuse and violence, some 149 were children under 18.
The charity’s services include refuge accommodation, a helpline, and high-risk crisis support. They also offer counselling and a perpetrator programme.
Chief executive officer, Debbie Hughes, said: “Living Without Abuse believes all people have the right to live safely and without fear of violence and abuse of any kind.
“We are committed to raising awareness of domestic abuse in all its forms: working towards its prevention and eradication and assisting those affected by this crime to determine their own lives.
“Every penny we raise for the event really does make a difference to people’s lives.
“Arch Communications’ donation will be used for sponsoring all our events across the year.
“Like any charity, we rely heavily on our own fund-raising efforts to finance our work. The donation will ensure that more of the money raised by LWA can go directly into their crucial front-line work.”