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On 16th December 2020 we successfully raised £3,309 ( + est. £249.25 Gift Aid ) with 102 supporters in 36 days

To expand our counselling service to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse; helping the trauma recovery process.

by Living Without Abuse in Leicester, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The cost of a sessional counsellor is £30 per hour, so the more funds we raise means we can have more counselling sessions on offer for more children and young people; we'll also be able to keep them in counselling for longer - meaning that they'll have more time to recover from the trauma of domestic abuse.

Any additional funds will be used to help those affected by domestic abuse in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

1602594313_logo_no_writing.pngThe project & how we'll spend the money: With the lockdown we're experiencing an increased level of demand for our charity. We are expanding our service and having more specialist counsellors so we can support more children and young people in their recovery from the trauma of domestic abuse (either being witnesses or victims). 12.6% of girls and 6.6% of boys ages 16-19 say they have experienced abuse in their lifetimes so there are lots of people we want to help.

There is strong research to suggest that children who have grown up experiencing domestic abuse are 6 times more likely to find themselves in an abusive relationship as an adult - we want to stop that happening. We'll be offering a mix of play therapy amongst other techniques; the children will learn that what happened within their family is not their fault, and we can work with the traumatic images they hold and help them to reframe them and build healthy pathways in the brain that help the child to feel safe in their environments and that their awareness of perpetrator behaviours is raised preventing them from finding themselves in abusive relationships in the future.

Who we are: We are Living Without Abuse, a domestic abuse and sexual violence charity that covers Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland. We support all genders & ages but we specialise in helping children and young people.

What we do: We are a team of workers and volunteers who put their all into helping those in need, we help around 2,000 people a year currently. We provide a range of services, including supporting people in leaving domestic abuse situations (including the practical issues such as legal, housing etc); helping with the recovery process by providing 1-2-1  or group support; working with children, young people and families to rebuild relationships after abuse; working with perpetrators of abuse who want to change their behaviour. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward - Canvas Bag (Black Friday reduction!)

Canvas Bag - "In a world where you can be anything, be kind", perfect for shopping! They will be sent out weekly.

£15 or more

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£15 Reward - Natural Skincare Discount

5% discount on Essential Embrace. Natural skincare made by a mother and daughter in Loughborough, they donate a % of their profits to LWA. Perfect for Christmas presents! https://www.facebook.com/Indyskincare20. Discount code will be sent after donation, please allow a couple of days.

£35 or more

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£35 Reward - LWA Event Discount

First 50 people to donate over £35 will receive 50% off LWA sports event ticket in 2021 - whether it's the Loughborough Half Marathon, Coalville Colour Run or Loughborough Colour Run! You decide!

£100 or more

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£100 Reward - Ticket to Winter Ball

One complimentary ticket to the Winter Ball on the 4th December 2021. Join us for a night of glitz and glamour to kick off the festive season, with a delicious 3 course meal and a live band! Held at the Leicester Marriott Hotel.

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