Sussex/England – Masons donate £10k to Brighton domestic violence charity


Sussex/England - Masons donate £10k to Brighton domestic violence charity

(by Frank le Duc, Brighton & Hove News, 11 February 2021)

 

Sussex Freemasons have given a grant worth almost £10,000 to the Brighton domestic violence charity RISE. The donation comes at a crucial time, as RISE nears the end of a £1.4 million a year contract and two months after its annual accounts recorded a deficit for the past financial year.

The Sussex Freemasons said: “The covid-19 lockdown and subsequent restrictions have seen increased numbers of domestic abuse across the country.

“In the first four weeks of lockdown in the UK, 16 women and girls were killed in suspected domestic homicides — more than triple the number from the same period in 2019.

“And in December, combined call and web chat volumes for sexual violence helplines were over 200 per cent above the pre-pandemic baseline.”

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Sussex/England - Masons donate £10k to Brighton domestic violence charity

 

Sussex/England - Masons donate £10k to Brighton domestic violence charity
 

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