A little bit off-topic this week however, this blog is all about living compassionately so the theme is the same. I have signed up to do a sponsored abseil in Glasgow to raise money for Glasgow Women’s Aid – a charity that supports and offers refuge to women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse.
The statistics are shocking – 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives. In the UK, on average, two women are killed by a male partner per week and in 90% of cases, the abuse takes place in either the same room or next door to their child(ren).
GWA provides services to around 5000 women and children every year and they rely solely on donations. They provide information and temporary accommodation for women, children and young people who experience the horrors of domestic abuse.
Donations of any size are more than welcome as every little will help me smash through my target of £175! To put it in perspective though:
£5 could purchase materials for a children’s group activity
£10 could provide an emergency pack for a woman fleeing domestic abuse
£20 could allow a woman to take part in an activity to build her self esteem
£50 could allow ten women to take part in a group outing
£100 could purchase soft furnishings for three flats in refuge
So what are you sponsoring me to do? Well all I ask is a couple of your pounds/dollars/euros/etc and I will abseil down the Forth Rail Bridge in Glasgow (picture below). It’s 165 feet so very large but it’s for a fantastic cause and I do hope you can give anything, no matter how small and I will donate a special thanks to you post death-leap.
You can also donate with your phone through JustGiving. Text GLWA01 followed by £5 or £10 to 70070.
Every little counts and I thank you wholeheartedly for joining me.