Campaigner to brave the shave at domestic abuse conference

The Coercive Control conference at the Theatre Royal in Bury. Min Grob speaking.

The Coercive Control conference at the Theatre Royal in Bury. Min Grob speaking. - Credit: Archant

The founder of a conference on coercive control has pledged to shave her head if she can raise at least £2,000.

Mandy Proctor, chief executive of Leeway, the charity providing support to those experiencing domest

Mandy Proctor, chief executive of Leeway, the charity providing support to those experiencing domestic abuse. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Min Grob, founder of Conference on Coercive Control and campaigner for raising awareness of domestic abuse, will brave the shave at domestic abuse charity Leeway's conference on July 14.

Leeway is a Norfolk-based charity that provides support to adults, young people and children who are experiencing domestic abuse in Norfolk and Waveney. In the last year, Leeway has experienced a 27pc increase in demand for services but without the corresponding increase in funding.

Their conference this month will highlight to professionals the damaging impact domestic abuse can have on the children and young people they're working with, and delegates will hear from a range of experts.

Ms Grob said: 'I see how busy the amazing staff here at Leeway are, they are rushed off their feet and having to perform miracles so the idea of the head shave came to me as, to 'borrow' a famous phrase, Leeway are worth it.'


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All money raised through the fundraising head shave will go to support the work Leeway provides to meet increasing demands for their services.

Mandy Proctor, Leeway chief executive, said: 'I want to thank Min for doing this amazing fundraising challenge in aid of Leeway. The work she does to help people to understand coercive control and domestic abuse is superb, and we are delighted that she is supporting Leeway.

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'The money raised will allow us to continue to offer high-quality support to those experiencing domestic abuse.'

The head shave event coincides with Leeway's recent partnership with Beau Hair and Beauty, in Norwich, where Leeway have briefed their staff on how to spot signs of domestic abuse as well as how to respond to this, in order to help people affected to stay safe.

Leeway is also looking for someone to supply Ms Grob with some headscarves whilst her hair grows back, if you can help out or know someone who can, please contact Leeway on 0300 561 0077 or leewaysupport.org

• For more information, contact Min Grob on contact@coercivecontrol.co.uk or donate at virginmoneygiving.com/BaldForChange

• For more information on the conference, contact admin@leewaywa.org.uk

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