Fundraiser for SONAS

Fundraiser for SONAS
Womens Refuge
Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:44

As part of my soroptimist competition, I prepared a speech about domestic violence. I was drawn to this topic because of the lack of conversation and stigma around it despite its danger and prominence in this day and age. 

When we started discussing fundraisers for student council I thought of donating to a domestic violence refuge and then I found out about SONAS and the amazing work they do for women and children experiencing domestic violence. We felt the best way we could make a difference and help these people was to donate pyjamas and socks.

What really stood out to me about this charity in particular is the emphasis they place on creating a calm and safe space for the mothers and children. As well as this they keep many people off the streets to prevent them from getting further harassed on the streets.