This is why supporting the Oasis domestic abuse service ball is so important

A Margate business is sponsoring a glitzy ball to raise funds for an isle domestic abuse charity.

Artemis Recruitment is holding the event at the Pavilion in Broadstairs on June 23 at 6.45pm.

Guests will enjoy a three-course meal and live music from Coco. Frank Thorley will host a charity auction and raffle all in support of Oasis and there will be a live band and dancing until 12:30am.

All money raised will aid Oasis domestic abuse service.

Tickets are £350 for a table of 10 or £35 per person.

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Where your money goes and why it is so vital

The charity has been delivering services to people experiencing domestic abuse in Kent for 22 years.

It began with a handful of dedicated people opening a refuge service in 1994. Back then 2 women a week were being murdered as a result of abuse in the home. Sadly that statistic remains the same today.

Every day staff at Oasis are confronted with the distressing results of this issue on the lives of the adults and children.

Today Oasis delivers services to adults and children both in refuge and in the community.

They are also carrying out a series of workshops in schools to teach about healthy relationships and recognising the signs of an abusive relationship.

The reality

Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender identity, religion, orientation, ethnicity, income, or disability.

  • Today, 1 in 10 women will be experiencing abuse
  • 1 in 4 women will experience abuse at some point in their lives
  • 1 in 6 men will experience abuse at some point in their lives
  • 1 in 4 people in same sex relationships experience domestic abuse
  • Disabled women experience abuse at twice the rate of non-disabled women and
  • Transgender people experience abuse and harassment at a much higher rate than cisgender people
  • On average two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week in England and Wales.
  • Domestic abuse-related crime is 8% of total crime. 
  • On average the police receive an emergency call relating to domestic abuse every 30 seconds.
  • Domestic cases now account for 14.1% of all court prosecutions, and the volume of prosecutions rose this year to the highest level ever of 92,779 . 92.4% of defendants were male and 7.6% were women. 84% of victims were female and 16% were male.

Kent Police statistics

From July 1 to December 31, 2016, Kent Police received 10,332 domestic abuse complaints.

Of those 1,629 people were charged with an offence.

488 adults received a caution

3012 cases hit evidential problems despite support from the victim for a prosecution

4637 cases hit evidence problems and the victim did not support prosection

Get help

Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

For local independent domestic abuse advice in Thanet and Dover call the RAISE taem on 07718657160
open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, there is an answerphone outside these hours.

Freephone the 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247, the Mens’ Advice Line on 0808 801 0327 or Galop’s National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline on 0800 999 5428.