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The Dash Charity

Supporting people experiencing Domestic Abuse in the communities of East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire for 45 years.

Our Achievements

We provide specialist support

We provide specialist support to adults and children experiencing mental health issues, modern slavery, immigration, trafficking, homelessness and complex needs associated with Domestic Abuse, empowering them to live a life beyond crisis and ensuring their voices are heard.

We help victims access free legal help, obtain injunctions, arrange for them to have screens and video-links if giving evidence at court and we will support them on the day.

We also speak up for them and advocate on their behalf with housing teams, police, social care. We provide safety devices to help them feel safer in their own home and help source donations of anything they need to make their life a little easier or a little brighter whilst they are trying to stay safe.

Our programmes help women, children and men recognise tactics of abuse, so they can feel more empowered and break the cycle of abuse.

Achievements

Each Year it is estimated that 

Key statistics about domestic abuse in England and Wales *

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People in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse

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Female Victims (8.2% of the population)

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Male Victims (4% of the population)

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People in the UK are at high and imminent risk of being murdered or seriously injured as a result of domestic abuse
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Women per month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales
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of children living with domestic abuse are directly harmed by the perpetrator of the abuse, in addition to the harm caused by witnessing the abuse of others
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People in the UK are at high and imminent risk of being murdered or seriously injured as a result of domestic abuse
0
Women per month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales
0%
of children living with domestic abuse are directly harmed by the perpetrator of the abuse, in addition to the harm caused by witnessing the abuse of others

What is

Guidance

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, bullying, threatening, or violent behaviour, by a partner, ex-partner, or family member. But it isn’t just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, economic, and psychological abuse. Abusive behaviour can happen in any relationship and it can continue even after the relationship has ended.

Support

What We Do

Our Services

If you're experiencing domestic abuse we'll provide a range of services that will help to keep you safe and give you and your family a positive future

Covid 19

LGBTQ+

BAMER Abuse

For Men

Community Support

Children & Young people

Refuge Accomodation

COVID-19

For Essential Work

Supporting victims of domestic abuse has always been difficult, but now due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we find ourselves in unprecedented times.

We have a huge battle now. We need to both protect our staff and continue to provide essential support services to our clients.

We are asking you to give £10 monthly or one-off donation today. That’s £2.50 a week. Domestic abuse has risen by at least 30% in other countries affected by the virus and our community will be affected similarly.

We need to provide 1:2:1 support for the traumatised victims, young people and children we work with and without funding, this work cannot continue. Please give today if you are able to and please look after yourselves and your families.

Urgent Appeal

Victim Experiences

Domestic Abuse Stories

Samsa was a travelling salesman and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustration

Femi

I came into refuge last year after police were called by my neighbour. My partner had beaten me for over 4 hours – I

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Huma

From the beginning of my marriage, my husband hit me. I was treated like a slave. He was controlling and jealous, would spend our

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Liam

We supported Liam in our safehouse after the family had fled from violence at home. Liam barely spoke to anyone. Liam had been told

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Stories

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6 days ago
The Dash Charity

Thankyou to the amazing team at Spin Master Global who are half way through their ‘Step Up September’ challenge.

From swimming, cycling and running to dancing, golf and paddle boarding, the Dash Charity team have managed to travel 1121 miles amounting to 112 toy donations!

At the start of September, each team was challenged to reach 1000 total miles travelled and already, the Dash Charity team have smashed their goal!

Keep going! You are all amazing and these toys will put a lot of smiles on children who are going through a tough time right now. You can win this challenge, we know you can!!!

#fundraisingchallenge #teamwork #puttingthefuninfundraising
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Thankyou to the amazing team at Spin Master Global who are half way through their ‘Step Up September’ challenge. 

From swimming, cycling and running to dancing, golf and paddle boarding, the Dash Charity team have managed to travel 1121 miles amounting to 112 toy donations! 

At the start of September, each team was challenged to reach 1000 total miles travelled and already, the Dash Charity team have smashed their goal!

Keep going! You are all amazing and these toys will put a lot of smiles on children who are going through a tough time right now. You can win this challenge, we know you can!!!

#fundraisingchallenge #teamwork #puttingthefuninfundraisingImage attachment
6 days ago
The Dash Charity

This week’s thank you’s go to :
* Debbie M for donating via @easyfundraising
* Our local Mother’s Union for donations of towels and bedding
* everyone who is coming to our fundraising pub quiz on Friday and has donated prizes for the raffle (if anyone still wants to donate food for the finger buffet or prizes please email caron@thedashcharity.org.uk

You are all amazing - Thankyou!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

#localcharity #supportsmallbusiness #communityfundraising #puttingthefuninfundraising #berkshirebusiness #windsor #maidenhead

@stella_c___ @sarah.baylis.526 @grovefieldhousehotel @windsorfootballclub @anaharmonybeautysalon @nashandsonsflorist @tescofood
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This week’s thank you’s go to :
* Debbie M for donating via @easyfundraising 
* Our local Mother’s Union for donations of towels and bedding 
* everyone who is coming to our fundraising pub quiz on Friday and has donated prizes for the raffle (if anyone still wants to donate food for the finger buffet or prizes please email caron@thedashcharity.org.uk 

You are all amazing - Thankyou!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

#localcharity #supportsmallbusiness #communityfundraising #puttingthefuninfundraising #berkshirebusiness #windsor #maidenhead 

@stella_c___ @sarah.baylis.526 @grovefieldhousehotel @windsorfootballclub @anaharmonybeautysalon @nashandsonsflorist @tescofood
1 week ago
The Dash Charity

Thankyou to our volunteers who got up super early today to support Beat the Boat running event in Eton today.💜

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Thankyou to our volunteers who got up super early today to support Beat the Boat running event in Eton today.💜

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2 weeks ago
The Dash Charity

We are so grateful to this wonderful lady who has decided to make a huge difference to the future of so many.
Last week we had a catch up and we asked her why she chose to make such a wonderful gesture:

"I have seen women throughout my life who have needed help and support. I have seen the pain in their eyes and they have suffered a lot. I went through a difficult time myself, though I didn't recognise it as abuse back then, but I have seen the way your help impacts on lives and changes people's lives for the better.

I want you to help educate and empower people to understand that they don't have to put up with it. I also want you to help friends and family who are scared to raise the alarm, they need support too.

I live a very happy life, I have made sure my family will be secure in the future, but after that I wanted to do something that would serve a bigger purpose. I have spoken with my family who all know my wishes and they understand that this is something very important to me. It is something that will make a difference to many families when the time comes, then I can go to my final resting place in peace.

With this gift I know that it can bring many changes to women, men and children and I want to help make our society a better place. "

Anna* you are amazing and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

*The name has been changed*

If you would like to speak to us about legacy giving, please get in touch with alison@thedashcharity.org.uk

We understand this is a sensitive topic and not an easy conversation to have, but your donation could make a huge difference to many survivors of domestic abuse for many years to come.

#legacyweek #legacygiving #smallcharity #donation #amazing #communitysupport #berkshire #kindnessrocks
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We are so grateful to this wonderful lady who has decided to make a huge difference to the future of so many. 
Last week we had a catch up and we asked her why she chose to make such a wonderful gesture:

I have seen women throughout my life who have needed help and support. I have seen the pain in their eyes and they have suffered a lot. I went through a difficult time myself, though I didnt recognise it as abuse back then, but I have seen the way your help impacts on lives and changes peoples lives for the better. 

I want you to help educate and empower people to understand that they dont have to put up with it. I also want you to help friends and family who are scared to raise the alarm, they need support too.

I live a very happy life, I have made sure my family will be secure in the future, but after that I wanted to do something that would serve a bigger purpose. I have spoken with my family who all know my wishes and they understand that this is something very important to me. It is something that will make a difference to many families when the time comes, then I can go to my final resting place in peace. 

With this gift I know that it can bring many changes to women, men and children and I want to help make our society a better place. 
 
Anna* you are amazing and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

*The name has been changed*

If you would like to speak to us about legacy giving, please get in touch with alison@thedashcharity.org.uk 

We understand this is a sensitive topic and not an easy conversation to have, but your donation could make a huge difference to many survivors of domestic abuse for many years to come.

#legacyweek #legacygiving #smallcharity #donation #amazing #communitysupport #berkshire #kindnessrocks
2 weeks ago
The Dash Charity

Fancy a night out?
Come along to our charity quiz night at Windsor Football Club. We have some great raffle prizes; restaurant vouchers, beauty vouchers, PT vouchers if you want to get fitter and more!
Come and test those brain cells and have some fun too for a great cause.

#fundraiser #windsor #berkshire #charityfundraiser
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Fancy a night out?
Come along to our charity quiz night at Windsor Football Club. We have some great raffle prizes; restaurant vouchers, beauty vouchers, PT vouchers if you want to get fitter and more! 
Come and test those brain cells and have some fun too for a great cause. 

#fundraiser #windsor #berkshire #charityfundraiser
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