Police donate cash to domestic abuse charity


Police bosses have made a £413.46 donation to a domestic abuse charity.

Thames Valley Police handed the money to Domestic Abuse Stops Here (DASH) last month as part of their ongoing work to help raise awareness of this hidden crime.

DASH supports individuals and families affected by domestic abuse with confidential advice and support.

Money was raised with the help of Thames Valley Police’s partner organisations through supporting the White Ribbon Campaign in November, as well as an organised raffle, gala ball and collection tins.

Chief Insp Lee Townsend, a member of the domestic abuse executive group, hailed the efforts of everyone who had contributed to this very important cause.

He said: “We are all committed to raising awareness of domestic abuse and the work that charities like the DASH Charity do to support the victims and survivors.”

“Thank you to everyone who donated but there is still much more to be done.”

If domestic abuse is in progress, if you feel threatened, if you are in immediate danger, or it is an emergency, call 999.

It is an emergency when a crime is being committed, there is a risk of injury, or a risk of serious damage to property.

In a non-emergency, call 101, the Thames Valley Police 24-hour non-emergency number. Ask for your local Domestic Abuse Unit.

For advice and support, contact the DASH Charity 01753 549865.