THOUSANDS of pounds have been donated to a domestic abuse charity to allow them to carry on providing support for those in need.

North Wales Freemasons recently donated £4,000 to DASU North Wales (Domestic Abuse Safety Unit) covering Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.

The £2,000 grant from North Wales Freemasons Charity was matched by £2,000 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation (The Freemasons' Charity) funded by members, friends and families from across England & Wales.

Last year, DASU supported 3,500 victims of domestic abuse and have continued to offer essential support in abuse cases during the Covid-19 crisis.

The grant will be used to provide essential items for clients either entering refuge or moving out into their own accommodation following refuge.

When arriving in refuge, clients usually arrive with very few personal belongings and are in need of items such as clothing, toiletries and toys.

When moving into their own accommodation, items such as bedding sets, microwaves, kettles, toasters, cutlery and crockery are very much needed for victims to be able to start afresh in their own properties.

Phil James, Chairman of North Wales Freemasons Charity, said: “During Covid-19, we have stepped up our support within North Wales. We are delighted to support this wonderful charity helping those vulnerable and in need within our community.”

Carla Goadby, DASU, added: “We would like to thank North Wales Freemasons for their generous support. During these challenging times, this grant will allow us to continue providing assistance for those in difficulty, helping to make the process that little bit easier.”