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Events In York To Raise Money For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Domestic Abuse

6:01am 7th September 2013

Police officers and staff will show their support for the campaign against domestic violence when they take part in charity events in York.

They have been organised by the Independent Domestic Abuse Service and will take place in York today(Saturday 7 September 2013), setting off from the Millennium Bridge.

The first of the events is a 100km cycle ride starting at 8.30am, taking in Easingwold and parts of the Howardian Hills.

In 2012, a team from North Yorkshire Police joined around 150 other people taking part in the event, which raised approximately £18,000.

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Mason, Director of Crime for North Yorkshire Police, said: “It is important that we support any initiative that raises the awareness of the issue of domestic violence. The Independent Domestic Abuse Service is a key partner and a I am pleased that we are able to give our support to such a worthwhile cause.”

Sarah Hill, Director of Independent Domestic Abuse Service, said: “I am very pleased that North Yorkshire Police are taking part in these fund raising events.

“We work closely together to help support those who suffer domestic abuse and the money we raise will fund the services IDAS offers.”

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said, “Sarah and her team did a great job last year raising money for this very worthy cause, and I hope this year we can do even better. 

“Domestic abuse can have lifelong consequences, especially for children who have to live through it, and helping to support them through their ordeal and beyond couldn’t be more worthwhile.”

For more information about the Independent Domestic Abuse Service please visit www.idas.org.uk.

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