Our Late Lunch Charity of the Week for January 27th 2020 was Victim Support Isle of Man, a local charity here to offer support to both victims and witnesses of crime. This is ahead of Sexual Abuse Awareness Week, beginning Monday 3rd Feb and ending on Friday 7th with a 'Dress In Yellow' fundraising day.
Paula Gelling told us all about the the charity's beginnings, the team that keep it all running, the charity's plans for developing over the next 5 years and how you can help support them:
She also told us about the type of support the charity is able to offer:
Howard asked Paula whether people are now more confident to come forward and how this affected referral numbers:
Finally, Paula spoke about how things have changed with regards to the type of crimes they see and what qualities they might be looking for in volunteers;
You can find out more about the charity at their website here, telephone ( 01624) 679950 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you would like to nominate a Charity for us to feature in coming weeks, drop us an email to email@example.com, we'd love to hear from you!