Builders Merchant Supports Women’s Aid Charity

Lizzie Matthews, representing West Cornwall Women’s Aid, and Danny Clackworthy, Assistant Branch Manager at RGB Building Supplies’ Penzance branch.

A BUILDERS’ merchant has donated £1,000 for building supplies to a Cornwall-based charity which supports victims of domestic violence.

RGB Building Supplies’ has provided the money to West Cornwall Women’s Aid, to be spent at one of its branches, through its Well-Built Community Fund.

The charity received the most votes following a public poll, where it was up against other charities.

West Cornwall Women’s Aid supports women and children who have fled their homes due to domestic violence.

It has a number of bedrooms/flatlets, communal lounges, a playroom and dedicated chill-out space for teenagers, which the charity is responsible for ensuring are in a good decorative order.

Wider support

The charity also provides support to women and children living in West Cornwall through their Community Services Project, which includes a helpline, one to one outreach support, group support, yoga, craft groups, children’s one to one support and counselling.

Lizzie Matthews, representing West Cornwall Women’s Aid, said, “It’s vital the women and children we support are made to feel safe and valued, and arriving to a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing space really helps with this. We will be using the Community Fund donation to decorate bedrooms and communal areas and we’re extremely grateful to RGB; the money will make such a difference. A huge thank you to everyone who showed their support by voting for us.”

Danny Clackworthy, Assistant Branch Manager at RGB Penzance, said, “West Cornwall Women’s Aid is such a fantastic charity and is vital for helping women to move on with their lives – we look forward helping them ensure their £1,000 goes a long way.”

Further information about West Cornwall Women’s Aid can be found by visiting the charity’s website.

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