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Jo-Ann Hughes

Champion profile - Jo Ann Hughes

I am the Executive Director of Harrogate Hub - a charity offering a safe place to turn to where trained compassionate volunteer pastoral carers provide unconditional listening, befriending and signposting support to anyone who has a need. Our centre...

Jennifer Potter - IDAS Champion

Champion profile - Jennifer Potter

I always knew I would do something to help other people who had suffered sexual violence I just didn’t know what for a long time. I had spent twenty years trying to piece myself and my life together after...

Claire Throssell DOmestic abuse campaigner and IDAS champion

Champion profile - Claire Throssell

In October 20014, on an unsupervised, unsafe access visit with our children, my abusive ex-husband barricaded my former marital home and set fourteen fires alight with petrol that he had bought just two days earlier. He then joined my...

Champion profile - Samantha Fawcett

My background is in the arts and art psychotherapy. I have worked or volunteered in the charity sector for over 10 years, both in York and in my hometown, Middlesbrough. I was aware of IDAS through my work in...

Champion profile - Andy Overton

On May 8th, 2008, I received a phone call from my mother - "It's Becca, she's dead, he's killed her". At the time I was a Traffic Officer for Cleveland Police. My sister was murdered in 2008 by her...

Maria Stephenson

Champion profile - Maria Stephenson

I am a poet living in Otley. I was in an abusive relationship for years. My ex was volatile, drank heavily, and our home was fraught with rows and unhappiness. There were some good times, but I was always...

trustee

Becoming a trustee

Taking on the role of a trustee is one of the most important forms of volunteering in the sector. Trustees give direction to a charity and are ultimately responsible for its activities. The time and skills of our board...

Female IDAS volunteer

Volunteer for IDAS

Whether you volunteer in our offices or work independently as one of our Champions there are lots of ways to support our work as a volunteer and make a difference to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Our volunteers...

Female IDAS champion

IDAS Champions

We are proud to have an inspiring network of Champions working across Yorkshire to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence. IDAS Champions come from a range of backgrounds and include survivors, members of the community and professionals....

David Jackson

Champion Profile - David Jackson

I currently work for Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource; supporting unpaid family carers. I love my work, and I love helping people. My mum’s first marriage was horribly abusive. She was beaten on a daily basis and hospitalised on...

Police and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, BBC Children in Need, Leading Light Accreditation by Safe Lives
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