How have we helped?
In September 2013 21st Century Leaders sponsored Suki Dusanj to run the London Marathon for Refuge.
Refuge is a United Kingdom charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Refuge provides a national network of specialist services, including emergency refuge accommodation (refuges), community outreach, independent domestic violence advocacy (IDVAs), culturally specific services and a team of child support workers. Refuge also runs the Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women's Aid.
Refuge opened the world’s first safe house for women and children escaping domestic violence, in Chiswick, West London, in 1971. It is the largest domestic violence organisation in the United Kingdom.
On any given day, Refuge’s services support 2,800 women and children. The charity is committed to working towards a world where women and children can live in safety, free from fear.