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Domestic abuse toilet door campaign reaches thousands of women in Wolverhampton

By Annabal Bagdi | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

'LIFE-saving' posters plastered across toilet doors have helped a city refuge reach thousands of women.

The posters were stuck on toilet doors at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre

The domestic abuse posters were stuck on toilet doors at The Grand Theatre after it teamed up with Wolverhampton's The Haven.

About 5,000 women across the city are thought to have spotted the posters, which called on people in need to seek support.

Community fundraiser Jade Secker said: "We are so grateful to the Grand Theatre for supporting us with this campaign.

"Toilets are one of the few places male abusers physically can’t go with a woman and so may be her only chance to seek help.

"By displaying some information about The Haven in these places, it could potentially be saving lives."

Five posters were stuck on the back of doors within women's toilets at the Lichfield Street theatre when the tour of Mamma Mia came to the city.

The Haven, which first launched in 1973 and is one of the largest refuge providers in the UK, offers a range of support services to women and children in Wolverhampton.

This includes providing 63 units of accommodation in secure refuges in the city and a 24-hour domestic abuse helpline.

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John Harrison, fundraising manager at The Grand Theatre, said: "We are proud to have helped raise awareness around the issues of domestic abuse in the city.

"The work The Haven does in this area is really important and we’re delighted to support them.

"Being able to raise awareness to our patrons will hopefully go some way to debunking some of the myths around this subject and ultimately reduce the number of people effected by domestic abuse."

Annabal Bagdi

By Annabal Bagdi
@AnnabalB_Star

Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

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