Thank you for supporting the Benefit-Refuge ‘MASCARATHON’. We’ve seen your AMAZING tweets & posts about raising funds for such an important cause-keep ‘em coming! We’ve also had our celebrity tweeters on-board-Thank you to Caroline Flack, Zoe Salmon, Lauren Laverne, Kate Thornton, Phillip Schofield, and many more!! We’re very committed to raising awareness of the devastation that domestic violence causes to families. By raising awareness and funds for vital domestic violence services, Benefit and Refuge will be able to reach out to many thousands more women who need support.
Why support #mascarathonuk?
Why support Refuge?
-Because when an abused woman has kids, they witness 90% of attacks on their mum.
-One woman in four experiences domestic violence.
-A woman will be assaulted 35 times before she reports it to the police.
-On average the police receive a domestic violence call every 60 seconds.
-Two women in England & Wales are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week.
-What starts as a slap or shove can escalate into a pattern of frequent beatings, and can even lead to death.
-Emotional abuse can do a huge amount of harm.
Just remember that every two miles that each of the ‘MASCARATHON’ runners complete will represent the two women a week whose lives are lost because of domestic violence.
We’ve made it easier for you to donate by offering these very visible pink collection pots in our own Boutiques and top retailers, such as Debenhams, Boots, House of Fraser, and other independent retailers across the country.
Thank you!! See you at the race!!