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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...

IDAS trustees

Become a trustee

Joining the Board Joining the IDAS Trustee Board, as either a trustee or a committee member, is one of the most important forms of volunteering in the sector. The trustees give direction to a charity and are ultimately legally...

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