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Local charity receives funding boost from Children In Need
Monday 20th November 2017 @ 08:29 by Adam Higgins
High Peak News

A High Peak charity are celebrating some good news after being awarded a grant of £120,000 from the BBC’s Children in Need.

Crossroads Derbyshire, formerly High Peak Women’s Aid, has been awarded the grant over three years to fund work with children who have witnessed domestic abuse in the home.

The charity works with families from across the High Peak and into the Derbyshire Dales – including over 500 people each year – helping them to escape abusive relationships and build a life free from future abuse.

The grant will be used to fund the charity’s Me2 Group Work. Groups will run across the High Peak and the north Derbyshire Dales.

They will help children come to terms with what they have witnessed, help them control their own emotions and to understand healthy relationships. They estimate that 75 children each year will attend the groups in Glossop, New Mills, Buxton, Matlock and other towns.

Vicky Bunnage, Business Officer for Crossroads Derbyshire, said: “We are so grateful to BBC Children in Need for supporting us with this grant. It will make such a difference to the children we work with. We would also like to thank everyone in High Peak who supports BBC Children in Need. It’s great to see that money coming back into the area to support children here.”

BBC Children in Need funding relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time and money to support the Appeal.

Whether it’s cake sales, wearing pyjamas to school or having a song and dance, every penny of the money raised goes towards supporting projects across the UK.

All grants go to projects working with children and young people living in the UK who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have faced challenges in their lives such as serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.

If you or anyone you know has any concerns about domestic abuse, or about the safety of a child, you can call the Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 019 8668.

To find out more about how you can raise funds for Crossroads Derbyshire, call 01457 856675.