The Talbot Village Trust have recently donated £10,000 to support the ongoing therapeutic care and work of local charity Acts Fast during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This funding comes at a critical time for Acts Fast, who provide ongoing support to the families of children who have experienced sexual abuse. It is not a topic which is often openly discussed in society, but the work of Acts Fast plays a critical role in helping parents and families care for their children by providing tools, strategies and emotional support to help them on the road to recovery.
As many as 1 in 4 adults have themselves experienced some form of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday (oneinfour.org.uk) so there is increasingly a great need for Acts Fast specialist form of support. The pandemic has seen the demand for the charity’s services surge, with pressure for its support increasing by 12% during the first lockdown to an estimated 26% increase during the most recent lockdown.
The funding from the Talbot Village Trust is enabling crucial work to continue as well as helping Acts Fast expand its supporting services; with lengthier operating hours to include evening and weekend support. This £10,000 COVID-19 support grant is already making a difference in helping the charity fund its operations and provide critical support to some of the most vulnerable and otherwise forgotten families in our communities.
Commenting on the support Acts Fast received from the Trust, Chief Executive, Mandy Gulliver, said: “We are eternally grateful for the generous donation which has enabled us to continue providing crucial emotional support during this difficult time to our already exhausted clients.”
Trustee at Talbot Village Trust added: “I would like to thank Mandy and her team for providing such necessary support during these difficult times.
“The lockdown has greatly impacted our communities in so many ways and it was imperative that we supported as many charities as we could with our COVID-19 Fund, to ensure an increase in services could be met.“
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