This region is often a victim of ‘poverty porn’ presented by national press and TV depicting deprivation and poor health – the truth is that our area is truly rich in kindheartedness, benevolence, concern and down to earth compassion – and we see this every week at A Way Out.
The lady who prays daily for our clients and staff; the retired couple who home bake each weekend in preparation for our drop-in for vulnerable women; the dedicated volunteers who collect donated food and pack 50 food parcels a week for distribution to those in need; the schools, churches and community groups holding fundraising events – none of these people ever meet our clients face to face, yet our clients know that through these actions they are loved – and that means so very much. We talk of actions speaking louder than words and in this case it is completely true.
For women and young girls who have experienced intense and prolonged hardship, hurt or abuse the knowledge of a community who care enough to give up time to be kind and caring makes a huge impact.
This month we held a special drop-in session providing an opportunity for our clients to express thanks for the support received, they wrote “for all your love I thank you.” “Thanks so much for showing us love and support – may God grant you and your families love always”.
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You can contact A Way Out via www.awayout.co.uk, 01642 655071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Anita, General Manager