The Brenda Ford Fund was set up using a legacy left to us in 2011. It gives grants to charities and community groups in Sussex that support women suffering from or at risk of domestic abuse. One such group is Rise. They received a grant of £4,000 to fund their weekly drop-in support group that provides a safe, confidential space for women to share their experiences of domestic abuse. “I believe I am able to improve mine and my children’s lives,” said one woman. “I feel supported and safer since accessing Rise.” For more information about Rise, click here.