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Charity founder Zoe's at it again

Coventry Editorial 6th Nov, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY woman’s charitable sucesses have gone from strength to strength following a recent donation drive.

Zoe Dronfield, who used her own near death experience as inspiration to co-found the domestic abuse awareness charity I Want My Mummy, delivered two van loads of donated women and children’s ‘start again’ items to Coventry Haven – a shelter for women and children escaping abuse.

The excited mothers and children were presented with the donations that Zoe had collected from followers and kind hearted supporters after an emotional plea on social media.

Speaking about the issues facing families across the country, Zoe said: “In our country domestic violence is at an all time high, someone needs to act on this and turn things around.

“If that person has to be me then so be it, it cant continue.

“The donations that I Want My Mummy gave to these amazing mums and precious children today are just a small gesture against the pandemic of domestic violence that this country is in – we need to educate children in schools about abusive and domestic violence and speak up against it – it’s Britains greatest kept secret.”

Zoe has also applied to Parliament for two law changes which would protect parents and more importantly children from abusive and potentially dangerous ex-partners.

As reported in The Observer, she was recently invited to open the Cheylesmore ASDA after news of her inspiration story and work reached the organisers.

A further appeal for items has proved so successful that Zoe is now reaching out to the community for help finding somewhere to store it all.

Any businesses who have any storage space available in the Finham area ideally near Bishop Ullathorne and would be kind enough to offer their services could contact David Kilmurry on 07981 794169.

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