We are delighted to be supported by North Lands Creative through this fundraiser for CASWA as part of the Glass, Meets the Future Film Festival. We, like many other specialist organisations, groups and charities throughout the country and the world, work within our community in the North of Scotland raising awareness of violence against women and providing specialised support to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse. This t-shirt fundraiser, featuring Silvia Levenson’s iconic design, “13 lb of Love”, focuses on domestic abuse. The meaning surrounding her design, “glass objects are metaphors for tumultuous emotions underlying otherwise cosy domestic environments” highlights the very fact that home isn’t a safe place for everyone, for many it is a dangerous place. A fact that we are very aware of, particularly during the pandemic.
As a charity, we are so dependent on fundraisers to support our crucial, important work. Fundraising helps us to be able to support women and their families in crisis and it is also used, for example, to fund therapeutic elements of our support, such as arts, crafts and other therapeutic activities, which form such an important part of support for women, children and young people to enable them to understand and move on from their experience. This is the beginning of what we hope will be a long relationship with North Lands Creative.
– Emma Fraser, Team Leader & Domestic Abuse Specialist, CASWA (Caithness & Sutherland Women’s Aid) www.caswa.org.uk