Hove Green councillor raises £235 for women's refuge

27 November 2009

Newly-elected Hove Green councillor Alex Phillips (left) has raised £235 for Rise, the local women's refuge, through taking part in a sponsored run.

Cllr Phillips on Sunday (11th October) ran the Rise 8k, a run along the under cliff walk by Brighton Marina organised by the charity.

Alex said, "Rise operates the only local domestic abuse helpline, and this year's run raised money to help keep it open, along with the many other services Rise offers.

"It was great to raise cash for such an important project, while also taking part in a really enjoyable event.

"I'd like to say thanks to everyone who sponsored me. Your money will ensure help is available for vulnerable local women and children.

"Domestic violence destroys lives, and it's vital we all do everything we can to help those in need.

"One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime - many of these on a number of occasions, while one incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every minute.

"For some people, Rise is the only place left to turn. Their specialist support services are a lifeline for the many women, children and young people living with the effects of domestic abuse.

"It was a privilege to participate in an event supporting such a vital organisation."

For more information please contact the Brighton and Hove Green Party Office on 01273 766 670.

*For more information on Rise, please see http://www.riseuk.org.uk/ or call 01273 622 822


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