The Joanna Simpson Foundation is pleased to announce that it is making two Christmas donations;
£2000 will go to YourSanctuary, a Woking based charity who support people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse through the provision of a 24 hour helpline, a community outreach service and two refuges, to directly support children affected by domestic abuse. A further £1000 will go to the Women's Aid Refuge on the Isle of Mann.
Hetti Nanton, Chair of the Board of Trustees at The Foundation commented; ‘In our first year we have raised £50,000 and the support from the local community has been phenomenal through being Maloney Budgens Charity of the Year, our Inaugural Ball held at Wentworth Golf Club at the end of last year and a luncheon hosted by Dianna Parkes, Jo’s mother at Portofino Restaurant on the Isle of Mann . This time of year is a particularly difficult time for these children so I am delighted to be able to make this donation to Your Sanctuary who are working directly with locally affected families every day.’
The funds will be spent on a number of initiatives including;
We are very grateful for the efforts of the staff and pupils at Hurtwood House School who raised a magnificent £900 for The Foundation, all of which will go directly to help those affected by domestic homicide and abuse.