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Celebrities support Women’s Aid

Celebrities speak to us about their support for Women's Aid.

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> Celebrities share their support during our 30th Birthday year, 2004 - 2005

  
Bill Ward
Bill Ward (Coronation Street)
"I contacted Women's Aid to gain a better understanding of domestic violence whilst I was preparing for a storyline about domestic abuse. They helped me enormously in researching my role and I would like to thank them very much for all their support. They work incredibly hard to raise awareness of domestic violence and I would like to wish them all the very best in their 30th year".


Will Young
 
 
 
Will Young
"Violence needs to stop. All of us – men and women – need to speak up and teach our children that violence is never the solution. Together we can all make a difference. The best place to start is with yourself."  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kevin Whately
"It is so important that women and children who have lived through domestic violence are cared for and best protected. Women's Aid have done so much for these women and children in the last 30 years. Happy Birthday Women's Aid. I wish you all the best for your ongoing work to end domestic violence."


 
 
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Sarah Brown, Women's Aid Patron
"I am honoured to be a Patron of an organisation that has done so much over the last 30 years for women and children who have experienced domestic violence. Happy Birthday Women's Aid." Women's Aid Patron


 

 

Julie Walters 
Julie Walters, Women's Aid Patron
"I am delighted to add my voice in support of Women's Aid. Their work is absolutely essential to ensure that the thousands of women and children who live in fear in their own homes are adequately provided for and protected. Happy 30th Birthday Women's Aid. Until domestic violence ceases to exist, may your good work continue with the support it needs and deserves."
 
 



 

Jenni Murray
 Jenni Murray, Women's Aid Patron
"Congratulations to Women's Aid for your excellent work over the last 30 years. I consider myself fortunate never to have experienced abuse and wish that all women were as lucky as I am. I know that hundreds of thousands of women and children still need your help and support and wish you all the best in your work towards ending domestic violence. I strongly support your work and urge others to so that you are able to continue to help abused women and children rebuild their lives." 

 

Beverley Knight
 
 
 
Beverley Knight
"Living in a house where domestic violence goes on every day never feels like home. You don't have to suffer in silence. I'm giving my full support to this website as it will give proper and practical advice about what to do if you feel afraid. Remember, you're not alone."

 
 
 
 
 
June Sarpong
"Believe in yourself and be proud of who you are. Don't let anyone tell you differently. There is beauty in everyone and no one should stop you from growing into a confident and strong young person." 

 
 
 
Fearne Cotton
 
Fearne Cotton
"I admire the strength and courage of all young people faced with difficult situations in life. You are an inspiration to me and so many people around you, as you overcome challenges and come out of it stronger." 
 
 
  
 
Gordon Ramsay
 
Gordon Ramsay
"It's shocking that so many children still live in fear as a result of violence in the home, and don't know who to turn to for help and support. As a child survivor of domestic violence I can remember the fear and isolation. I'm delighted to support the Hideout, the new Women's Aid website for children and young people. I know it could have made a real difference to me and will provide great comfort and support to thousands of children." 
 
 
 
 
Greg and Lucy Rusedski
"It is so important that children who have lived through domestic violence are cared for and supported. Let's listen to their needs and be there to help them. The Hideout is a great starting point."
 

Fay Ripley
 

Fay Ripley
"Growing up isn’t easy, but every experience in life brings strength, courage and confidence, even if it all seems to go uphill at times. And remember, there’s no need to go it alone, there are people there to help you when things become tough."

 
 
 
 Sean Wright Phillips
 
 
 
Sean Wright Phillips
"Unfortunately, many children throughout the UK witness violence in the family home. Let’s stand up for those children. Domestic violence needs to stop." 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Gemma Fox
 
Gemma Fox
"As someone who has experienced domestic violence I know how lonely and scary it can be. Women's Aid has provided 30 years of support and sanctuary for thousands of women like myself, helping to break the chain of abuse. Here's hoping the next 30 years are as successful. Happy Birthday and God Bless You. Gemma Fox. X"


 
 
 
 
John Humphreys
"It is simply disgraceful that so many women and children should still be living in fear in their own homes. They must be helped." 



 
 
 
 
 
George Alagiah
"The fact that domestic violence still scars the lives of so many women and their families ought to be a source of deep shame for a civilized society. The fact that we know about its occurrence and social impact is a tribute to work of Women's Aid of the last 30 years and I wish them great success in all the work they still have to do in the future."

 
 
 
 
 
Andrea Catherwood
"I believe every woman should feel safe in their own home and have someone to turn to when they do not. Over the last 30 years you have provided that help to countless women. I applaud the vital work that you have done and wish you every success for the future."


 

Jo Brand
 
 
Jo Brand
"Sincere acknowledgements to the strength of Women's Aid over the last thirty years and to all those the organisation has supported over that time. It is a disquieting fact that any number of women, along with their families, will feel the need for Women's Aid until all are truly safe…May that day come."
 
 
 
 
Fiona Bruce
 
 
Fiona Bruce
"Happy Birthday Women's Aid and well done for all of your hard work over the last 30 years to help women and children who are being abused in their homes. Through my work as a journalist, and though the personal experience of people I am close to, I have gained an understanding of the reality of domestic violence and know that the support and protection Women's Aid provides is desperately needed."
 
 
Meera Syal
 
Meera Syal
"Domestic violence can happen to any woman. Over the last 30 years, Women's Aid has developed a network offering a diverse range of services to ensure that all women are supported according to their specific needs. This includes projects such as the Newham Asian Women's Project that I work closely with. As long as domestic violence exists, it is so important that Women's Aid's work can continue to ensure that all abused women are given the help they desperately need."

 
 

Lorraine Kelly
"I have met and continue to meet many courageous women that have been helped and supported by Women's Aid's important work. Happy 30th Birthday Women's Aid! I hope that your efforts will receive the recognition and support that you need." 



 
 
 
Peter Lord
"Women's Aid are working until women and children are safe from domestic violence. I think it is so wrong that thousands of women and children live in fear in their own homes. I strongly believe in Women's Aid's work and encourage everyone to actively support them."  




Rhona Cameron

 
Rhona Cameron
"The work of Women's Aid is absolutely vital. Women and children should not have to live with domestic violence. Congratulations Women's Aid for all you have done in the last 30 years and very best wishes for the future!"
 
 
 
 
 
Richard Curtis
 
 
Richard Curtis
"Women's Aid have helped thousands of women over the last 30 years at a time in their lives when they felt most alone, most vulnerable. Congratulations on achieving so much to bring an end to domestic violence. Keep up the good work!"
 

 

Tony Robinson
 

Tony Robinson
"I cannot believe that domestic violence still exists in this day and age and after 30 years of Women's Aid's hard work. No man should ever abuse a woman or her children and I wish Women's Aid all the very best for the future in their work to end domestic violence." 


  
Rebecca Miller
 
 
 
Rebecca Miller
"When a home is not safe the air is charged with poison. Domestic violence ruins lives when it is happening, and when it is in danger of happening. Womens Aid saves lives. I have so much respect for what they are doing. I wish them all the luck there is."




Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby
"Domestic violence is a terrible reality that affects the lives of thousands of women and their children. Women's Aid's work over the last 30 years has been vital in ensuring that abused women and their children receive support and access to somewhere safe and secure. Their work continues to be essential in ensuring that these women and children receive the protection that they need." 

 
 


Jacqueline Wilson
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jacqueline Wilson
"I've written about domestic violence in my book, Lola Rose and it's a great relief to know that terrified children like Jayni, my fictional heroine can use the special website and find support and comfort." 

 
 
 
 

 
 

For further information on our celebrity supporters please contact Liz on 0117 893 7139