From November 25th to December 10th a national campaign, called 16 Days of Action, runs each year to raise awareness and combat domestic violence and abuse.
EDAN Lincs Domestic Abuse Service is a registered charity that provides assistance across the whole of Lincolnshire, by offering outreach support to those who are experiencing/have experienced domestic abuse and has refuges in West Lindsey and East Lindsey for those fleeing domestic abuse.
For EDAN Lincs, the 16 Days of Action campaign isn’t gender specific; they offer help and support to any man or women with or without children who experience domestic abuse.
Their #survivorshoeproject created for the campaign had amazing success with various community groups and individuals creating displays to raise awareness of domestic abuse. From local surgeries, pubs, cafés, community centres, warm places, to arts and crafts centres and churches all over Lincolnshire, many got involved for this worthwhile cause. Residents in their refuges, survivors helped in the community via their Outreach and IDVA teams put their experience into words and pictures using shoes as their medium.
Some of the quotes featured include:
“Always remember you are not alone. There is help available and to listen to your voice. Have courage. If there is a will, there is a way! There is always light at the end of the tunnel.”
“No matter how long it takes, it all starts with believing. Getting out is not easy. Your path is full of challenges and at times it gets very lonely, but now I can smile again and I can breathe!”
“Stop beating yourself up with what has happened, believe in what is about to happen. You will survive and you will see rainbows again!”
To donate for support of victims of domestic abuse please visit www.edanlincs.org.uk
Like shopping? – visit smile.amazon.co.uk and www.easyfundraising.org.uk to register and choose EDAN Lincs as your charity to support – every time you shop the retailers will be donating money to support victims of domestic abuse and you can also see how much you raise!
EDAN Lincs is a charity that offers help and support within the community and emergency refuge accommodation to victims of domestic abuse across Lincolnshire. Please visit edanlincs.org.uk or call 01522 510041 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. If you need urgent help, please call 999.