Yale Teams Up With Victim Support To Host Awareness Week

The company will be hosting a dedicated week for the charity from 17th to 24th February, to coincide with European Victims Week, paying tribute to its 5,600 UK volunteers who give their free time helping victims and witnesses.

Every year, 75 million people are victims of crime across Europe. Victim Support is the countrywide charity for people affected by crime and offers free, confidential services that are available to anyone, whether or not a crime has been reported to the police.

This year is an especially important year for Victim Support as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. It was founded in Bristol in 1974 but has since become a national charity working across the whole of the European Union, providing a lifeline to people for four decades.

In recognition of the hard work and dedication of the Victim Support workers and volunteers, Yale will be donating a percentage of its online profits made during European Victims Week to the charity. It will also be running a number of fundraising events, as well as using social media channels to promote the work of Victim Support all week.

David Herbert, Head of Marketing for Yale, said: “We are extremely proud to be working in partnership with Victim Support, and believe its tireless commitment to helping people over the past 40 years should be recognised and rewarded.

“We constantly strive to highlight the importance of home security; however there will always be victims of crime and the work of Victim Support is invaluable.”

Last year Victim Support spoke to around 220,000 people or families in the UK who had been victims of burglary, providing help in a number of practical ways.

Adam Pemberton, Assistant Chief Executive of independent charity Victim Support, said: “We value the support of Yale, whose generous donations will go to where they are much needed - helping victims of crime.

We speak to tens of thousands of burglary victims every year and know how traumatic it can be to have your home broken into and possessions stolen. Property crimes of any sort are extremely intrusive and can have deep and long-lasting effects.

We would remind people to be vigilant and take sensible precautions to keep their homes and property safe. If you have experienced a break-in, Victim Support can offer both emotional support and practical crime prevention advice to those affected.”

For more information on Victim Support call the support line on 0845 30 30 900 or by email at supportline@victimsupport.org.uk for confidential support and information. For more information on Yale visit www.yale.co.uk.