The Heart-to-Heart challenge was created to assist adults and children to get the help they need to overcome the trauma of violence, rape and exploitation.

From reports in the media, we have seen a rise in domestic violence since the beginning of lockdown. Coronavirus has led to increased isolation for all, making things much worse for victims who want help. 

Black Country Women’s Aid is still open and still supporting victims with our services. To ensure women can access our counselling services for the support they need, we’ve set up the Heart-to-Heart Campaign. Every donation made goes towards ensuring a vulnerable person receives that specialist support from our qualified and trained staff.

Fundraising is a good way for you to help and there are lots of ways to get involved in fundraising for us. Whatever your skills and interests, you can make a difference in helping us to make sure that victims of abuse don’t have to suffer in silence.

But with Heart-to-Heart, there are possibilities for every member of the family to get involved with fundraising.

About this campaign

We’re asking YOU to help us with this fundraising activity, ensuring adults and children can attend and benefit from 12 sessions of counselling with our trained and qualified counselling team. 

How to get involved

We’re inviting you to take part in the Heart-to-Heart campaign by knitting purple hearts.

The Knit and Natter group at Riverside have very kindly provided a knitting pattern to use, which is also included in the information pack which you can receive by email.

You can:

  • make a donation when you begin your knitting.
  • encourage others to donate too.
  • make a donation if you prefer not to knit.

If you knit a purple heart, or maybe quite a few, you can also send them to us as we will be using them as part of our Go Purple month
later in the year.

Information Pack

To receive an information pack,  please email deborah.slater@blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk

Click here to download an easy knitting pattern.

To download images you can post on social media, to show you’re taking part, please click the following:

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How to make a donation:

All donations can be made here.