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Proud to support Refuge


Here at Little Black Dress, we’ve raised £10,000 for domestic violence charity Refuge, with £1 from every Little Black Dress and Alesha Dixon Collection sale donated.

Therefore, we’d love to give a huge thank you to our customers, who helped us to hand over this giant cheque to the charity; we couldn’t have done it without you!

The Refuge Charity

Refuge, opened the world’s first safe house in 1971, and supports nearly 4,000 women and children escaping domestic violence every single day.

Little Black Dress CEO Mark Evans said: “Refuge’s work focuses on empowering women and building self-esteem, a cause that compliments the Little Black Dress ethos perfectly. We are committed to building a brand that 'gives something back' rather than one that simply sells dresses.

Sandra Horley CBE, chief executive of Refuge, said: “Refuge is enormously grateful to Little Black Dress for its generous donation of £10,000. Domestic violence services are under increasing financial pressure; Refuge has experienced cuts to 80% of its services since 2011. 

£10,000 is the equivalent of 192 nights in a refuge for a woman and her children, where Refuge’s expert staff offer them the practical and emotional support they need to begin rebuilding their lives, free from fear.”

Providing Help

With women and children across the country losing their escape routes, due to the closure of many refuges, the money you’ve helped us raise is crucial to the charity. The money itself will go towards ‘Refuge’s specialist services, which support nearly 4,000 women and children escaping abuse on any given day’.

Ultimately, the money you’ve raised alongside Little Black Dress has helped, and will continue to help, Refuge save and transform lives. And we would like to thank you for everything you’ve helped us raise for this amazing charity.

Additional Information

Refuge are currently running a Christmas Gift campaign, and you can help make this Christmas special for the families they support. Find out more and donate here:

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Refuge at or follow them on Twitter @RefugeCharity and You can shop the Little Black Dress and Alesha Dixon Collections here, where £1 from every dress sale goes to Refuge.

Refuge is a registered charity (number 277424).

Watch TV personality Alesha Dixon as she tells her life story, and history of childhood domestic abuse, courtesy of Makers here: