£10,000 National Lottery funding awarded to charity Hestia supporting kids in need

Charity Hestia, one of the largest providers of domestic abuse refuges in the capital, has been awarded £10,000 in National Lottery funding to support children in Wandsworth who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Hestia, which provides refuge accommodation and community support to people who have experienced abuse, has provided the service in Wandsworth since 2011.

The funding will be used to ensure children living in the refuges are able to access appropriate and effective support through a children and family worker.

Amal Laamairi, project manager at Hestia’s Wandsworth Domestic Abuse Service, said: “We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised the importance of our service and the role of a children and family worker.

“The role is vital in supporting and safeguarding children who have endured considerable trauma.

Without this role and this funding, we would not be able to support mothers and children to recover together.”

Last year, Hestia supported 10,000 men, women and children in times of crisis across London and the south-east.

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