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£2500 raised for young crime victims in Bradford

Support for child victims of crime in the Bradford area has been given a funding boost thanks to local charity givers.

The Rotary Club of Bradford has raised a total of £2500 for charity Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CvoC) to help children who have suffered life-changing crime to cope, recover and fulfil their potential.

The club, a member of the worldwide Rotary International organisation, regularly raises funds for local charitable causes and the £2500 will be used exclusively to aid children in the Bradford district.

Embrace CvoC is the only national children’s charity solely focused on delivering emotional, practical and cheer-up support to children and young people, and immediate families, affected by serious crime including homicide, violent crime, sexual and domestic abuse. 

In 2018, Embrace supported 251 child victims of crime across West Yorkshire affected by serious crimes including homicide, sexual and domestic abuse, neglect and a number impacted by terrorist offences. During its seasonal Christmas campaign ‘Dear Santa’, 86 young victims of crime in the county received a longed-for Christmas gift purchased for them by strangers.

Chief Executive Anne Campbell said: “Embrace works to support children who have suffered significant trauma in their young lives, usually at the hands of adults, and who are referred to our services by the police or other safeguarding professionals.

“These are some of the most vulnerable people in our local communities and we work to find ways to help them manage the impact and to help lead happy, healthy lives.

“The gift of £2500 from the Rotary Club of Bradford will help us to help even more children in the Bradford area and we are grateful for their generous donation.”

Cheques from the Rotary Club of Bradford were received by Embrace CVoC’s Child Victim Support Officer for the North, Diane Watts.