On Friday 6th September, Jackson Family Funeral Directors will be holding a Charity Coffee Morning at their Worcester branch in Barbourne, to raise money for West Mercia Women’s Aid. The Charity Coffee morning which starts at 10am, aims to bring together the local community to support West Mercia Women’s Aid in a relaxed coffee morning, where cakes will be on sale and all proceeds raised will go to the charity.
West Mercia Women’s Aid, whose local office is based in Worcester, are one of Jackson Family Funeral Directors chosen charities for 2019. Carrying out vital work across the region to ensure the well-being of women who are victims of domestic abuse, West Mercia Women’s Aid are dedicated to supporting vulnerable women and children. The Charity Coffee morning on Friday 6th September at Jackson’s Worcester Office, not only aims to raise much needed funds to support their services but will also increase awareness of domestic abuse and the lifesaving support West Mercia Women’s Aid can provide.
Lee Russell, Funeral Director at Jackson’s Worcester branch explains, “The shocking fact is that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives. Hidden within a community, women can be subjected to long term suffering from within the family unit.” He adds, “Our coffee morning is just a small way we are supporting West Mercia Women’s Aid. We hope the local community will come along and get behind the coffee morning and perhaps buy a piece of cake or two!”
West Mercia Women’s Aid employs 49 staff and is supported by a team of volunteers, running a 24-hour helpline, 3 refuges and a well-developed community-based support service in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Their services include the provision of group programmes for survivors – including a group for male victims in Worcestershire – and specific support for the children of families who have been affected by domestic abuse, as well as Independent Domestic Violence Advisors working with victims who are assessed as ‘high risk’ in all four West Mercia authorities.
For more information regarding Jackson Family Funeral Directors Charity Cake Sale for West Mercia Women’s Aid, please call 01905 616222 or alternatively email [email protected].