A refuge in Sheffield has received £3,000 in donations to run events through the year for women and children.
Haven House received the cash from UK Steel Enterprise, which is a subsidiary of Tata Steel, the Jackie Drayton Grassroots Fund, which was set up by the former Lord Mayor, and the Sir Hugh and Lady Sykes Charitable Trust fund. `
The refuge is one of three in Sheffield that houses women and children.
The refuges provide safe, temporary, emergency accommodation and support to women and children who have fled physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
Jo Rudd, from Haven House, said: “We are using the grant to fund a variety of events over the year for women and children from all three refuges.
“We try to arrange one event per month such as a fire sculpture event and outdoor cooking on bonfire night and a Christmas party with an entertainer who had all the children and mothers laughing for a couple of hours .
“So far, all of them have been great successes.”
An African drumming session at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground was one of the most recent events organised for refuge users.
Haven House was set up in 1978 and in the past year has helped almost 60 women and more than 100 children.