AN ONLINE fund-raising page has been launched by the Lord Mayor of Coventry to boost her civic charity appeal to support victims of domestic abuse.
During her year in office Coun Ann Lucas will be collecting cash for a wide range of groups across the city, as well as raising awareness of the issue that affects so many – and of the help available in the city.
With coronavirus affecting so many charity events and collections, the Lord Mayor has launched the online appeal to help people make a contribution.
Coun Lucas said: “Abuse can take many forms, from controlling and degrading behaviour to violence. It can affect anyone, and unfortunately, it can be hard to spot and difficult for the victims to come forward.
“I hope that in supporting the groups and organisations that tackle domestic violence as my chosen charity for the year, I can do a little to help their work.
“I also hope to get people talking about the issue. For too many people, domestic abuse is part and parcel of their daily lives and it is present in all of our city’s communities.
“It is something we need to discuss.”
Click here to donate to the fund-raising page.
Alternatively, people can also send a cheque payable to the ‘Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal’ to The Lord Mayor’s Office, Council House, Earl Street, Coventry CV1 5RR, or use the online payment system.
Donors should select ‘Council and democracy’ and then ‘Lord Mayor’s donations’ from the drop-down list.
People suffering from domestic abuse can find support at www.safetotalk.org.uk
The Safe to Talk helpline is also available Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm and between 10am and 1pm on Saturday and Sunday by calling 0800 111 4998.