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House of Fisher is delighted to nominate two charities to each receive £1,250 to the benefit of their worthy causes. The charities we selected are two very close to our hearts being Berkshire Women’s Aid and No5. The wonderful opportunity to donate came from The Shanly Group. House of Fisher, as one of their customers, was the lucky winner of their charity draw to mark the company’s 50th anniversary.

Managing Director, Trine Oestergaard Stafford explains our choices, saying “Berkshire Women’s Aid helped one of our staff members when they were going through a particularly difficult time. Having seen how much they did for our colleague, we wanted to give something back and enable them to continue providing their vital services. No5 is also a great charity, helping young people with mental health difficulties. Our company hires a lot of young people and supports apprentice programmes so ensuring these people have access to support services was an important consideration for us.”

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Berkshire Women’s Aid is a charity providing refuge spaces and outreach to women, men and children, who have experienced or are at risk of domestic abuse. Established for over 40 years, the charity offers psychological and practical support to its clients, who can stay in a refuge for up to 12 months. Berkshire Women’s Aid currently operates 35 refuge beds in Reading, as well as working with local authorities and private landlords.

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No5 is a charity which provides mental health support to young people between the age of 11 and 25, operating in the Reading District Council area and beyond. Established for over 50 years, No5 provides impulse control training and performs a range of preventative work to help those at risk of permanent exclusion from school due to behavioural problems. Since its foundation, the charity has helped nearly 2,000 young people and their parents.

Once again, thank you to the Shanly Group for providing us with the opportunity to support these two charities, very close to our hearts. We know these donations will have a highly positive impact on the wonderful services both charities provide.

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