Our Work At HVDV
And Survivors Comments
In the last 12 months we have helped over 56 families to sustain independence and help them to start a new life without the abuse they once suffered. They have become survivors and this was achieved by the support of the public by giving. Whether it be donating items , helping to raises funds or giving their spare time to help out. all has helped to support these families so Thank you to all who have supported HVDV.
At this time we are in need of more trustees, more volunteers.12 months ago I had an idea to start this charity along with the support of a small group of kind people. We started helping victims. Months of paperwork we then became a charity.
Our first struggle was gaining the trust of refuges across Wiltshire but that was achieved. Then came the next challenge getting our name out there and raising funds. We worked hard bag packing and building relationships with staff in stores. Everything was coming together. The charity grew from strength to strength. Kind people offered items to help the victims, a lot of them having suffered DV. We also had a small team of kind people bag packing and dedicated is not the word they do so much which we are so proud of the hours of support they have given without their dedication we would not have the funds to do the referals.
We need more help as the charity has grown. Help with collecting items. Help with lifting items on and off the van, into storage and into victim’s homes. We need help with people giving up time to help shape the charity.
Setting up local fundraising groups. Having local item collectors so the van can stop once rather than lots of stops to collect clothes. Help with people coming and help bag pack in short we need volunteers. So please please help. Give your input how we could get more people to help. Can you help if you can email us at [email protected] Thanks for reading. Kevin xx
“I would just like to say a big thank you to your charity for raising funds to get my son a bike. He is a very confused little boy and this bike has given him such a fantastic outlet which helps him with his confused feelings, anger and frustration, it has also given him back some independence and replaces a bike he so greatly missed that he had to leave behind when we came to Wiltshire”
“He has now got the biggest smile on his face when he is out on his bike which is fantastic to see”
In his own words “the bike is awesome”
“I would also like to thank everyone that donated and those that worked really hard to make this happen for him, it has made a huge difference to his life”
“I would also like to thank the charity for all the everyday things that you have helped us with such as the TV, food etc…You have been fantastic and I can’t thank you enough. You have made what is an extremely difficult time that little bit more bearable for us all”
HVDV has been truly amazing with me and my 3 children. They supported me in my new tenancy when I left the women’s refuge by providing furniture and clothes for all of us as I was pregnant at the time. Without HVDV I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for them. HVDV have given me confidence to stand on my two feet in this world. Thank you HVDV for everything.
HVDV Christmas Appeal 2015
From refuge support worker Firstly I would like to say how grateful We are for the presents the children received. we were really pleased you guys were able to do this.
Everyone we have had feedback from were so overwhelmed by the gifts and how kind people can be which is lovely considering what they have been through.
Happy New Year to you all!!
What can I say, thank you just doesn’t seem enough, all the women and children loved all the gifts, thank you, thank you so much, we really cannot express in words what your support means to us each year, what would we do without you.
All I can say is you made so many people happy, they could not believe the generosity and how many gifts they received, some even commented, “this is the best Christmas” and as we are a refuge that was good to hear,
So again thank you for continued support.
I have spoken to our Dv support worker re the reaction from the families who she delivered the Christmas boxes to, she said that the mums were overwhelmed by the amount of gifts and very grateful to have been included, so thank you very much, it is great to know exactly what you offer now so that I can hopefully contact you if I have any mums and children in need.