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Appointment of Lyn Gooding

2019-09-24T12:11:09+01:00|8. News|

PRESS RELEASE First Light has today announced the appointment of Lyn Gooding to the position of CEO effective 16th September 2019, succeeding Tom Dingwall. First Light, a charity supporting people in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire who have been affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence are delighted to announce the arrival of their new [...]

Plymouth Therapy Update

2019-07-23T14:14:26+01:00|5. Our Sexual Violence Services, 8. News|

PRESS RELEASE 23/07/2019 First Light are pleased to announce the expansion of their sexual violence counselling provision in Plymouth to include victims of historic sexual abuse. The charity is asking people in Plymouth to get in touch if they have been affected by sexual violence to see if the therapy service is appropriate for [...]

Healthy Relationships Programme

2018-11-29T13:01:36+01:00|6. Children and Young People, 8. News|

The most commonly asked question about the healthy relationships programme, particularly regarding the primary school sessions is, ‘is it necessary’? The answer is yes, but not only is it essential the pupils are loving it! Children and young people are eager to learn about relationships and often surprised and excited to learn about their [...]

First Light delivers new sexual violence services across the South West.

2018-10-02T09:19:52+01:00|8. News|

South West charity First Light today (1 October) delivers new services to support people who have been affected by rape and sexual assault. First Light is now delivering the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) services across Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly. The Plymouth-based charity has also expanded further into the South West [...]

First Light launches 100 days, 100 ways fundraising campaign

2018-12-13T14:05:06+01:00|8. News|

First Light is asking people in Cornwall and Devon to sign up to 100 days, 100 ways and fundraise to help support people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. 100 days, 100 ways is inspired by 2018 being the 100-year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK. Women’s rights have [...]

First Light to lead £7.2 million contract for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in Cornwall

2018-05-21T16:47:04+01:00|8. News|

South West charity First Light together with national children’s charity Barnardo’s have won a £7.2m contract to deliver vital services to support people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual violence. The seven-year contract is described as “transformational” and has been awarded by Cornwall Council on behalf of [...]