Raising funds so more women fleeing abuse and exploitation can find safety

 Since 2022, WE Soda and Hestia have worked in partnership to support the UK’s most vulnerable people to rebuild their lives. We have a particular focus on supporting women and children who have experienced exploitation and abuse, funding projects that empower them to rebuild their lives.

On 27th April, two teams from WE Soda will be taking part in Hestia’s Race to Safety – an endurance event to raise funds for one of Hestia’s critical services – its domestic abuse referral line. Will and Rob explain why they decided to take up the challenge:

What is the Race to Safety challenge?

The concept is simple but the challenge is tough! With no access to any of our belongings, including money and mobile phone, we will be blindfolded and dropped 10 miles away from the start location. With no knowledge of where we are, as a team we must then navigate our way back to the start as quickly as possible.

What is Hestia’s Referral Line?

While we know the race will be challenging and disorientating, it is nothing compared to the situations faced by the women who need Hestia’s referral line to find safety. 

Each month Hestia's Referral Line takes 200 calls from victim-survivors of domestic abuse in urgent need of help. Their specialists then work with them to plan their escape to the safety of a refuge where they can begin to heal from their experiences. 

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