Thanet’s Oasis Domestic Abuse service has received a donation of £11,500 from The W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, based in Wisconsin.
One of the foundation’s primary missions is to support charities helping families and children in the communities around Nordic Group facilities. Flambeau Europlast Ltd in Ramsgate is one such company and staff there recommended Oasis Domestic Abuse Service as a deserving local cause.
Loukia Michael, fundraising manager at Oasis said: “We were absolutely delighted when Sonia Mardner of Flambeau telephoned with the good news. Thank you so much to the staff at Flambeau and everyone involved in the decision to make this donation – it really will make a huge difference to the vulnerable families we help.”
On behalf of Flambeau, John Wingfield said: “We are delighted to be donating to such a worthwhile charity local to our plant in Ramsgate.”
Oasis has charity has been delivering services to people experiencing domestic abuse in Kent for 25 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.
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.
On average the police receive an emergency call relating to domestic abuse every 30 seconds.
To find out more about Oasis, visit www.oasisdaservice.org