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Coercive Control – Emmerdales new storyline

While soap operas tell fictional stories, they often focus on storylines that tackle serious issue affecting real people. Emmerdale’s latest storyline focusing on the abusive relationship of Belle Dingle…

Plymouth Run Fundraiser Smashes Target, Raising Over £3,500 For First Light

First Light is delighted to announce the resounding success of the recent Plymouth Run fundraising event, held on Sunday 28th April. A total of 13 dedicated runners, including First…

Clare’s Law – BBC Spotlight

In a recent interview on BBC Spotlight, Lyn Gooding, the Chief Executive of First Light, discussed the significance of Clare’s Law in combating domestic violence. Clare’s Law, also known…

Criminal Justice and You: guide for victims and witnesses

Criminal Justice and You is a helpful resource from the Criminal Justice Board and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. This tool aims to make the legal…

First Light Voted as Venton’s Charity of the Year

In an inspiring start to 2024, First Light has been named Venton’s Charity of the Year through a public vote on social media. We are delighted to announce that,…

Healthy Relationships and Toxic Behaviours – LoveActually Campaign

Join the #LoveActually Campaign: Empowering Healthy Relationships and Combating Toxic Behaviours (#HRTB) This new campaign aims to empower individuals to cultivate healthy relationships while raising critical awareness about sexual violence…

First Light chosen as Program’s Charity of the Year

We are excited to share that First Light has been chosen as Program’s Charity of the Year for 2024. This collaboration follows the success of Program’s Safer Exeter campaign,…

The Lost Gardens of Heligan: Charity Partner for 2024

We are really excited to announce that First Light has been selected as The Lost Garden of Heligan’s chosen Charity of the Year for 2024 following an employee vote…

Christmas Operating Hours

Swindon and Wiltshire Services Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service The ISVA service will be closed on Monday 25th December and Tuesday 26th December for Christmas Day and Boxing…