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There is a silence surrounding domestic abuse, a silence that prevents society from acknowledging what happens behind closed doors, a silence that makes it ok to turn a blind eye to what may be happening to our friends, neighbours or colleagues, and a silence that even prevents victims from speaking out through fear of being judged, not being taken seriously, or even life threatening consequences - yet the statistics are harrowing.
Did you know 1 in 4 women will be affected by domestic abuse at some point in their life? On average, two women a week are killed by their partner or ex-partner in England and Wales.
Did you know that abuse has the same effect on a child’s brain that combat does on that of a solider?
With your help, we are hoping to ‘Break the Silence’ around domestic abuse, encouraging society as a whole to recognise the ugly side of humanity that lives within our communities and to ensure victims know that what they are going through is not ok, and that The Haven can help.
Why not catch up with colleagues, friends or family over a cup of tea and a delicious treat – all the while raising vital money and awareness to ensure The Haven’s services can continue and the women and children we support can begin to rebuild their lives.
The Break the Silence campaign is running from 22-29 May, so why not request a fundraising pack by emailing email@example.com or calling 01902 904 677 ext 3023
The fundraising pack contains top tips, posters and recipe ideas to help you to organise your own Break the Silence coffee morning in aid of The Haven.
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We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Wolves Community Trust at the Molineux during 2017 for the return of One Million Steps for The Haven this October.
The date is to be confirmed as we are just waiting for fixtures to be released, however, we can assure you this year is going to be even bigger and better! To be held as part of domestic violence awareness month, join us as we aim to 'step out' on abuse through our community walk and to reach a total of one million steps during the month as a whole.
We can't tackle abuse alone, and we certainly can't reach our one million step target without your help! Why not pre-register your interest to be first to know when our walk date is announced by clicking here.
We will be joined by Signal 107, Wolfie and more! Exciting announcements to follow
The shortest sponsored walk you will EVER DO!
This year has seen Team Haven take on an Abseil, Inflatable 5K run challenges, Skydives and now... something a little different.
Join The Haven on Friday 10th November at The Round Oak in Wombourne for something that really will warm you up on a cold Autumnal night.
Registration is now open so get in touch to reserve one of our limited spaces!
Join The Haven in March 2018 for our first Masquerade Ball, to be held at The Mount Hotel, Tettenhall. A night of mystical entertainment and a 3 course meal - one not to be missed. If you would like to reserve your spaces, please get in touch here or by calling 01902 904 677 ext 3021.
**More details to follow**
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Your event can be anything you want it to be - from a charity ball to a cake sale, a sponsored walk to a dance-athon. Host a Battle of the Bands or get sponsored to take a vow of silence. Any event, big or small, will contribute to helping women and children in Wolverhampton escape domestic abuse for good.
We want to do what we can to support you through your fundraising, ultimately changing the lives of those at The Haven for the better. Whether you are a novice, or a fundraising pro, our team will be happy to offer all the advice and guidance you need. What’s more, we can provide you with publicity materials and collection boxes to help make your event stand out from the crowd.
Already know what you want to do?
Great! Have a read through our top tips () to make sure you have got all bases covered. Don’t forget to get in touch to let us know all about it and set up your Virgin Money Giving page to collect all of those lovely donations.
If you want to collect sponsorship money offline, download The Haven's sponsor form - don't forget to encourage your sponsors to Gift Aid their donation!
Want to fundraise but don’t know where to start?
Let us help! Why not have a look at our A – Z of fundraising ideas () for some inspiration. Talk to friends and family and let them know your ideas. Get in touch with our fundraising team who are filled with ideas and will be more than happy to help.
Want to support The Haven but don't have time to organise an event?
Maybe you want to support The Haven but you don’t have time to organise your own event? No problem! The Haven organise many events all year round... Why not take a look at our Calendar of Events?
You could even support us by doing something simple like shopping for us – even having your friends round for some tea! Why not look at our other ways to donate for ideas so simple you won’t believe how easy it is.
We work to ensure we fundraise ethically and fairly, but from time to time we know we might not meet your expectations. Should this happen, please do get in touch on 01902 904 677 ext.3021 - we value feedback as it gives us the opportunity to reflect and improve going forward, so that our fundraising benefits not only our service users, but our donors and supporters too.
Once you have made sure that your family and friends are taken care of, leaving a legacy (PDF) to support the women and children at The Haven Wolverhampton is an incredible thing to do. By leaving a gift to The Haven, you are enabling us to continue to help women and children rebuild their lives following the trauma of domestic abuse for years to come. Gifts of all sizes are gratefully received and are vital to the continuation of our work.
If you have already written your will and wish to add a charitable gift to The Haven, you can do so by adding a codicil. A codicil is an addition or an amendment to your will. This means you do not have to re-write your current will. You can contact your solicitor who will be able to do this for you.
If you have not yet written your will, or you do want to make a change by leaving a legacy, there are some things you may wish to consider (PDF). You may also want to look into the different types of gifts (PDF) you can leave and discuss this with your solicitor.
Lastly, if you do choose to leave a charitable gift in your will to The Haven Wolverhampton, please do let us know. Not only does it help us plan for the future, but it also means we are able to show our gratitude and thank you for your support personally. Just fill in this simple form (PDF) and return it to the email provided.
Supporting The Haven Wolverhampton can be both rewarding and beneficial to you, your company and your colleagues. There are lots of ways your company can get involved with us, from choosing us as your Charity of the Year, taking part in our events, donating your time or offering your expertise and services. Our dedicated team will provide your company with friendly and professional support and we’ll always find ways to work with you that best suit your business.
From national corporations to small local businesses, companies have chosen to support The Haven Wolverhampton and we have been fortunate enough to receive a great deal of support from the sector over the years. The Haven values the relationships and partnerships that we have developed within the corporate sector. With work ranging from garden and room makeovers to shop unit re-fits, in-kind and pro-bono work as well as financial support – the support provided by corporate organisations to The Haven Wolverhampton is invaluable.
What are the benefits to your company?
Studies indicate that a consumer is more likely to buy a product or use a service which will, at the same time, help a charity. By aligning your business with The Haven Wolverhampton, we can help you to build product partnerships. This is a great way to build customer loyalty, differentiate your product in the market place as well as attracting new customers.
In choosing to support The Haven Wolverhampton, we can help businesses to develop key areas of their corporate social responsibility strategy. We can offer innovative ways of supporting our client group through varying activities within The Haven Wolverhampton’s various service areas.
Through the development of a partnership with The Haven Wolverhampton, we hope to help you develop leadership skills and encourage team building. We aim to motivate employees through the development of creative events which can lead to increased brand awareness for both your company and The Haven Wolverhampton.
We believe the key to a successful relationship is to ensure seamless account management. With dedicated staff in place to develop and maintain strong positive links, we ensure we offer a bespoke approach to meet your individual business needs.
To find out more about the different ways your business can support The Haven Wolverhampton and vice versa, please contact us.
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