A Bromley-based organisation that works with children who have suffered from domestic violence has received a £92,000 grant through BBC Children in Need to enable it to expand its service.
Bromley Women’s Aid works with children who have come from a background of domestic violence and helps them to rebuild their lives and look to the future.
The additional funds will allow the charity to bring in two more play and support workers for a period of three years. These roles will support more than 400 young people at one of the seven refuges the organisation runs.
These play and support workers are essential for helping young people who have been brought up against a backdrop of domestic violence. They can help them to gain confidence and deal with the negative aspects of their lives.
The funds will help them to run fun sessions for the children, including arts and crafts, creative play, reading, creative writing, and cookery. They also employ creative therapy, which uses art to help the children express how they are feeling. In addition, the charity provides day trips and other outings, such as visits to swimming pools, parks, the beach and farms, to give the children a sense of normalcy.
BBC Children in Need helps five projects within the area, and there is currently more than £228,000 worth of grants being put to good use in Bromley.
Do you work with one of the charities helped by BBC Children in Need? How does the money support this work?
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