A KIND-HEARTED villager has set up a new charitable cause to help women and children who are affected by domestic violence in the county.
Beki Taylor from Binley Woods works closely with victims of domestic violence with Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Domestic Violence Support Services and over the last few years she says she has found a gap in the help available.
In October last year she launched STEVENS Enterprise and Beki has now raised just over £1,500 in her own time with help from friends and family. The money has gone towards emergency food parcels, assistance with public transport costs to court and gift vouchers for hair and beauty treatments or family days out to give the ladies some quality ‘me time’ and the chance to have some fun with their children.
Beki said: “Quite often ladies have to move away from family and friends and go to refuge accommodation or safe houses that are far away from home for their own protection.
“It is at times like this that they are at their most vulnerable and lonely and they are often without access to money. With the money I have raised so far I have been able to give them some little treats to help boost their confidence or give them something nice to do to help them positively occupy their time.
I know from the feedback I have received that this has helped them a lot.”
STEVENS Enterprise has now been registered with NatWest Bank’s Community Force programme to win £6,000 of funding. To vote for the charity visit http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/3248.