Leeway Domestic Violence and Abuse Services National Conference with a live Head Shave as part of a Fundraising Campaign

Leeway’s annual conference will take place on Friday 14 July; the venue is the Norfolk Lounge, NCFC, Carrow Road, Norwich. The conference will be focusing on the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people and promises to be an enthralling and highly informative event.

We are delighted to be welcoming a multitude of expert guest speakers from around the country including: Amna Abdulatif (Women’s Aid), David Ashcroft (Norfolk Safeguarding Children’s Board), Min Grob (of the Conference on Coercive Control), Peter Hornby and Alix Wright (Norfolk Constabulary), Barrister Katharine Bundell, and Aneeta Prem (Freedom Charity, forced marriage and FGM).

Additionally there will be a theatrical performance of ‘Lady in Red’ by Certain Curtain Theatre Company, whose ground breaking work has been acclaimed by audiences across the country. They are known for producing exciting initiative theatre and challenging preconceiving ideas.

Furthermore, Leeway are thrilled announce that one of their volunteers, Min Grob, will be having her head shaved live at the conference as part of her fundraising campaign for Leeway.

Min Grob, who lives in Norfolk, is the founder of the Conference on Coercive Control, an annual national event that aims to highlight and educate people on the effects of controlling, abusive relationships as well as how to spot the signs, and will be speaking at the conference itself. For some time, she has been a keen supporter of Leeway and the work that the charity does for those affected by domestic abuse.
A fundraising page has been set up on Leeway’s website to collect donations and Min is hoping to exceed her fundraising target of £2,000. Min is also looking for someone to donate some headscarves and garments.

Min Grob: “I’m fundraising for Leeway because I truly believe that Leeway’s never ending dedication to supporting victims of domestic abuse is so vital. I am committed to raising awareness of the insidious nature of coercive control and of how much of it is invisible in plain sight. If I can raise more awareness of this often hidden crime, as well as funds for Leeway at the same time, what better way to do it?”
Mandy Proctor, CEO of Leeway: “I want to thank Min doing this amazing fundraising challenge in aid of Leeway. The work she does to help people to understand coercive control and domestic abuse is superb, and we are delighted that she is supporting Leeway. The money raised will allow us to continue to offer high-quality support to those experiencing domestic abuse.”

All money raised through Min’s fundraising head shave will go to support the work Leeway provides to meet increasing demands for their services, and her fundraising page can be found at: http://bit.ly/MinGrob

Tickets are priced at £70 (£63 for voluntary organisations) which also includes a buffet lunch and can be booked by emailing admin@leewaynwa.org.uk

Leeway Domestic Services
3/7/17




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