Funding for craft session to help abuse survivors
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Funding for craft session to help abuse survivors

A Crewe charity supporting adult survivors of childhood abuse has received a funding boost from a local housebuilder.

Anwyl Homes has donated £500 to Survive, based on Nantwich Road, in Crewe.

The money will go towards covering costs of the charity’s regular arts and craft sessions, which provide an opportunity for participants to spend time socially with volunteers and other clients.

It’s one of the donations made from the £5,000 ‘Love from Anwyl’ funding pot to help local not-for-profit organisations close to Anwyl’s Alexandra Gardens development, on Sydney Road.

Chair of Survive Peter Buckingham said: “Social isolation can be an issue for our clients and the craft group has proven to be an important contact point for the participants. Fortunately, the group has managed to keep running in some form over the past two years and this £500 will enable us to continue running our sessions for the foreseeable future.”

Graeme Gibb, sales director for Anwyl Homes in Cheshire and North Wales, said:

“There are so many good causes doing excellent work within the Crewe community and Survive is one that is up there with the most important. It offers a safe place for clients to talk to trained volunteers in a relaxed environment as well as specialist councillors. The craft sessions are a vital part of the team’s work with abuse survivors, and we are so pleased our funding could help these to continue.”

Survive works with adult survivors of childhood abuse across Cheshire and Stoke on Trent. As well as offering face-to-face meetings, the organisation provides telephone support and individual specialist counselling for adult survivors, aged 14 and over, of childhood sexual abuse.

More information is available at livewellservices.cheshireeast.gov.uk. To contact the charity directly, call 01270 253179 or email survive156@yahoo.com.