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Rap Interiors would like to begin the year by saying a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2021 Care for Christmas / Freedom from Abuse charity campaign.

Leading into Christmas, Rap Director Julie Anderson joined forces with a network of senior female business leaders to raise money for victims of domestic abuse. The other women behind the fantastic initiative were Jan (Rift), Lyndsey (Gallaghers), Mei-Ling (Brachers), Anita (Family Business Place, Claire (Spatial Dimensions), Josephine (Kent Community Foundation), Dina (CAF Bank), Sally (Baldwins Travel) and Emma (Global).

How Much We Raised

The response was overwhelming, with £11,405 raised on our Just Giving Page for victims of domestic abuse in Kent. In addition to this, a number of people contributed essential items and toys for mothers and children fleeing violent homes.

With the help of the Kent Community Foundation, the money was distributed among four domestic abuse charities. These included Rising Sun, Oasis Refuge Support, Dogs Trust and NSPCC Medway. Learn more about the charities here.

Here is a thank you video Rap received from the Rising Sun Domestic Abuse Charity:

https://youtu.be/QTBLkSB4eZE

Highlights from the Charity Campaign

To kick off the mission, Julie and co put on a fundraising gig at The Hive in Edenwood. With the help of BITA, who sponsored the show, the audience was treated to a night of live music performed by the brilliant Irish folk-rock quartet Track Dogs. With the band’s stunning vocal harmonies, danceable guitar rhythms and catchy melodies, a great time was had by all.

https://youtu.be/KGkBZgNUDrw

Rap was also delighted to welcome a number of kind donators to its Maidstone HQ. Among them was Kent Community Foundation Chief Executive Josephine McCartney, who made the most of her visit by saying hello to Rap’s loveable office dog Otis.

Rap Interiors Director Julie Anderson and Kent Community Foundation CEO Josephine McCartney Rap Interiors Director Julie Anderson and Kent Community Foundation CEO Josephine McCartney
Kent Community Foundation CEO Josephine McCartney and Otis the Rap Interiors dog Kent Community Foundation CEO Josephine McCartney and Otis the Rap Interiors dog

A Final Thank You

With statistics showing that domestic abuse has risen dramatically during the pandemic, it is more important than ever to support this fantastic cause. Therefore, Rap Interiors would like to say thank you once again to those who kindly sent money or donated items. Your contribution will go a long in improving the lives of those who have suffered at the hands of domestic abuse in 2021.