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First Light wins £10,000 Movement for Good award

2021-10-11T08:54:46+01:00|8. News|

We are pleased to announced that First Light has won a £10,000 Movement for Good award from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group. First Light is one of 30 charities chosen by a panel of judges to receive £10,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to good causes this [...]

World Mental Health Day 2021

2021-10-07T09:34:32+01:00|8. News|

Sunday 10th October is World Mental Health Day 2021 and this year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is 'Mental Health in an Unequal World'. Domestic abuse and sexual violence can have an enormous effect on an individual's mental health. It is known that abuse (both in childhood and in adult [...]

First Light Statement – Sarah Everard

2021-10-06T13:06:20+01:00|8. News|

6th October 2021. Lyn Gooding, Chief Executive: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Sarah Everard, following the conviction and sentencing of her perpetrator, and the family and friends of all those murdered on our streets and in our homes. "The need for real, tangible change to tackle violence against women and [...]

Swindon and Wiltshire SARC – Asda Foundation Green Token Giving.

2021-10-04T09:58:09+01:00|8. News|

First Light's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Swindon and Wiltshire have been nominated to be part of the Asda Foundation Green Token Giving online vote through their local Asda store Swindon Haydon. The vote is now live and voting will close at midnight on Tuesday 30th November. Votes can be made once every 7 days, [...]

First Light attend Freshers events across the South West

2021-09-28T09:23:42+01:00|8. News|

Last week members of the First Light team attended Freshers events across the South West to raise awareness about domestic abuse and sexual violence to students and young people. Staff attended various events across the counties with a stall which was filled with helpful information and advice and of course free items for the [...]

Cornwall Domestic Abuse Helpline

2021-09-08T14:51:17+01:00|8. News|

The Extended Hours Service was fully launched on the 10th May with all the Helpline Response Worker roles in post and induction training complete. The Helpline now operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 9pm, and on Saturdays between 9am and 5pm. Our Team are on hand to provide advice and support to individuals [...]

Autumn 2021 Newsletter

2021-09-02T12:18:34+01:00|8. News|

Message to supporters from  Lyn Gooding, Chief Executive: Dear supporter, It has been a while since our last newsletter and so I wanted to share with you some of the things that have been happening. Sadly, we have seen another increase in demand for our services over the past year, no doubt in part due to [...]

Cornwall Pride 2021.

2021-08-26T12:00:07+01:00|8. News, Uncategorized|

It is with regret that due to the rise of Covid-19 cases, we will no longer be providing a presence at this year’s Cornwall Pride in the interest of the safety of our staff and the future of our service delivery. If you are a member of the LGBT+ community, we are here to [...]