Chamber Charity Spotlight | Victim Support | Jan 2022

Now more than ever local charities need support from the business community to ensure the fantastic work they undertake continues and develops. Charitable work is an excellent way to enhance your businesses CSR, in addition to giving you and your team the “feel good factor” Every month Chamber Voice will be highlighting the propositions and projects of our individual Charity members and educating you on how and why your business might choose to become a supporter. This month we hear from the team at Victim Support who tell us who they are and how businesses can help them.

Date: Tuesday 04 January 2022

 

The Barclays team supporting Dress in Yellow Day 

 

Chamber of Commerce – Charity Spotlight January 2022

Who are Victim Support IOM?

Victim Support IOM provide emotional and practical support to victims of crime, domestic violence, fatal traffic collisions and unusual death. The charity also supports witnesses who are due to appear in court before, during and after their court appearance.

Victim Support IOM is run by a small team as well as the help of invaluable volunteers, they receive at least one new client referral each working day as well as supporting existing clients, with appointments ranging over a number of weeks to a number of years.

Dress in Yellow Day – Friday 11th February

 

 

Douglas Town Centre team getting involved

Victim Support IOM’s 4th annual event Dress in Yellow Day is on Friday 11th February, we’re inviting businesses and the community to wear something yellow to raise awareness of Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence to show that #itsnotok. You could wear anything from yellow socks to a yellow onesie or even holding a yellow themed bake sale!

Dress in Yellow Day falls within Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week (7th – 13th February). Between August 2020 and September 2021, Victim Support had 60 referrals of Sexual Abuse or Sexual Violence, more than one case a week showing the importance of coming together to show that #itsnotok.

Amazing effort by Tynwald Mills.

If you would like to register your workplace to take part, email amber@victimsupport.im or call 679950, be sure to post all your colourful pictures on social media, tagging VictimSupportIOM and using the hashtag #itsnotok.

Facebook @victimsupportiom

Instagram iom_victimsupport

Twitter @VictimSupp_IOM

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