Proud to support Refuge
We've done it - but we can do much more!
A big well done to everyone for helping us raise £10,000 for domestic violence charity Refuge!
We think that's amazing! For evey dress sold from our Little Black Dress and Alesha Dixon Collections, we have donated £1.
So a huge thank you - we couldn’t have done it without you!
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.”
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.
And we continue to raise valuable money. Watch this space!
Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Refuge at www.refuge.org.uk or follow them on Twitter @RefugeCharity and www.facebook.com/RefugeCharity. 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: http://tinyurl.com/hlygd3k