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Get Involved

If you share our passion for supporting victims and survivors to lead a life free from domestic abuse, there are many ways you can get involved and support our cause.


As a small independent charity, we don’t have the financial security that larger national charities do and therefore monetary donations are always needed, no matter the amount. 

A donation of £5 could pay for toiletries for a woman who has fled her home with only the clothes on her back.

A donation of £15 could pay for nappies and formula for a baby that didn’t ask to be born into a life of violence and abuse.

A donation of £30 could pay for a food parcel for a family that has travelled hundreds of miles to safety.

A donation of £100 could pay for an activity for the families staying in refuge, providing them with a well-deserved break and a chance to rebuild their family bond.

Larger donations could pay for a woman to access therapy for the trauma she has experienced or for a family to set up a new home.

Whatever the donation amount, 100% of your donation will go directly towards supporting the women and children residing at or moving on from our refuge.

Donations can be made using our QR code.

For regular monetary donations, please email or call 01325 364486 for further information.


If you prefer not to make a financial donation, there are many different ways you can help:

  • Donate essential cupboard store items such as pasta, cereal and coffee
  • Donate essential consumables such as toilet rolls, bin bags and multi-purpose cleaner
  • Donate essential toiletries such as shampoo, shower gel and deodorant
  • Donate a supermarket voucher, which will allow a family to purchase essential items
  • Donate an item from our Amazon wish lists –

Other ways to support us

If you would like to know more about ways in which you can raise funds for our charity, you can get in touch by emailing or calling us on 01325 364486.  In the meantime, please find some inspiration and useful downloads below:

  • Cut it out – Give up your daily takeout coffee or weekly takeaway and donate your yearly saving
  • It all adds up - Keep a collection tin at your place of work
  • Piece of cake - Host a fundraiser event at home or work… cake and bake sales always prove successful
  • Bring it on – Push yourself out of your comfort zone to take on a challenge and get friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you
  • Going, going, gone – Sell your unwanted items online and donate the money you make

Click here for an A-Z List of Fundraising Ideas

Family Help has a dedicated team of volunteers support the charity with its mission to raise awareness of domestic abuse issues in the local community.  Volunteers and supporters of the charity have also raised much-needed funds in a variety of incredible ways, from marathons to head-shaves!

If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities with our charity or find out about upcoming events, please register your interest by emailing or via our contact page.

The following download documents are available for you to get started with fundraising for Family Help!  To request yours, please email or send us a message via our contact page.

  • Donation Form
  • Sponsorship Form
  • Gift Aid Form
  • Collection Pot Label
  • Poster Template
  • Family Help Logo