Thousands raised for women's domestic abuse charity

Date published: 15 June 2024

Rochdale Triathlon Club recently hosted an afternoon tea, raising thousands for a women’s domestic abuse support charity.

Rochdale charity WHAG is set to receive the funds and spend them on a gate and fence, which they say will help improve the feeling of safety for the women that use their services.

Whilst a lot of the attendees of the event were closely linked to the triathlon club, the event was also advertised on social media in the weeks leading up to it, and had over 40 people attend. 

On the day, the room was filled with lots of chat and delicious food and drinks. As well as raffle tickets being sold and then raffle prizes given out. 

Videos shown from Rochdale Triathlon Club and WHAG were greatly received, as were the speeches by WHAG's training and prevention lead, and their head of operations.

Due to this event, over £7,000 was raised for the fence and gate, and has helped WHAG become closer to their goal.

However, they still need a remaining £33,000.

WHAG works with clients to empower them to build up the skills and resources they need to take control of their own lives. 

The installation of a new gate and fence will make this process safer and easier. As well as this fundraising event being held, WHAG have also created a Just Giving page that anyone can donate too and have even had a member of their staff run a 10k to help fundraise for them.

You can donate using the below link:

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