Konica Minolta UK's charity committee has announced a new partnership with national domestic violence charity Refuge – a partnership which will raise funds and awareness to help Refuge support 3,700 men, women and children affected by domestic violence on any given day.
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Konica Minolta is passionate about raising awareness of social issues and has established a great foundation and process for engaging and working with local and international charities.
Two women a week are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales and since 1971 Refuge has led the campaign against domestic violence. During the last 45 years the charity has grown to become the country's largest single provider of specialist domestic violence services.
Funds raised through this partnership will support Refuge's work including:
- A network of refuges across the country
- Independent domestic violence advocacy
- Child support workers
- Community outreach programmes
Konica Minolta will be running fundraising events and promoting Refuge throughout its 15 regional offices, whilst educating its wider network of partners and associates about domestic violence. In addition, Konica Minolta will be donating £15,000 per year to Refuge to support its life-saving and life-changing work.
Neil Dingley, Managing Director of Konica Minolta UK said about the partnership: "No one really talks about domestic violence yet it affects so many people in so many ways. We want to support the good work Refuge does in supporting women and children in refuges throughout the country and also to help the charity prevent domestic violence through its campaigning, education, training and research work."
Sandra Horley CBE, chief executive of Refuge, said: "Refuge is delighted to have been selected by Konica Minolta as one of its charity partners. Domestic violence is a huge issue for women in this country, with one in four women experiencing domestic violence at some time in their lives. Refuge is incredibly grateful for this opportunity, which will not only raise awareness of domestic violence and the services we provide, but will also raise vital funds. This partnership will make a huge difference to the women and children we support. Thank you."