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Addressing Violence Against Women

by Dr Marcia Shakespeare MBE in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

£774

£1,500 target 3 days left
51% 20 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th December 2021 at 12:00pm

To pay for emergency support for vulnerable females at risk of violence. Every £25 will pay for 1 weekly phone call to a woman in crisis.

by Dr Marcia Shakespeare MBE in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Our Project

We want to raise money to pay for emergency support for vulnerable girls and young women in Birmingham who are in crisis and are at risk of violence and exploitation. This funding will enable us to respond quickly and ensure that young females in crisis can access free and specialised support. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the females we support at a heightened risk of domestic abuse and exploitation, which means our work is needed now more than ever. Our hope is that we can reach the most vulnerable females at the right time to enable them to keep safe, and empower them to cope and recover from the trauma they have experienced. Every £25 will pay for 1 weekly phone call to a woman in crisis. 

Our Story

The Precious Trust is a grassroots women’s organisation that supports vulnerable girls and young women within Birmingham and the surrounding areas. The charity is chaired by former Home Secretary Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, and was founded by Dr Marcia Shakespeare MBE in memory of her daughter who was tragically killed in a shooting in Aston in 2003. Since 2012, The Precious Trust has supported over 2000 females who are aged between 12 and 25 years old who are at risk of gang violence and exploitation. Click here to learn more about our story:

http://www.precioustrust.co.uk/our-story

Our Vision

Our vision is to secure positive futures for vulnerable females by:

  • Ensuring females are safe from harm, 
  • Equipping females with life skills through education, 
  • Enabling females to cope and recover from past harmful situations and relationships, 
  • Empowering females to achieve their goals.

Our Main Services

The charity offers three key services:

  •  Precious Education Programme: A bespoke programme that addresses the unique needs of female victims through group sessions. 
  • Precious Recovery Programme: A specialist bereavement and loss programme.
  • Precious Empowerment Programme: A one-to-one person-centred support programme. 
  • New: Emergency Support for those in crisis. 

Testimonies

- I liked that I could openly discuss how I felt without the fear of being judged.

- I am truly grateful for everything and glad that you helped when the odds were against me.

- I liked how Marcia is trying to help others despite her tragedy.

- I liked that they heard me and respected me. 

- I felt so comfortable speaking to the team about my experiences. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

A inspirational in-person presentation from Dr Marcia Shakespeare MBE where she will share her journey from the tragic murder of her daughter to campaigning for change and launching her own charity. This reward is perfect for organisations and team days. Please note, this presentation is suitable for groups only and additional travel expenses may be requested.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A handwritten letter of thanks from Dr Marcia Shakespeare MBE

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A 30 minute inspirational talk via zoom from Dr Marcia Shakespeare MBE where she will share her journey from the tragic murder of her daughter to campaigning for change and launching her own charity. Please note, this presentation is suitable for groups only.

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