Stoke-by-Nayland lunch raises £2,000

A course is starting in Sudbury later this year to help mothers and children who are victims of domestic violence.

And it has been boosted by money raised from a lunch organised by the charity Compassion, held at the Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club on Wednesday.

The 12-week therapeutic course, called the “stronger families community programme”, starts in the autumn.

It aims to help mothers and children trying to rebuild their lives after domestic abuse,

Cathy Press, chairman of Compassion, said: “More than 50 people joined together for lunch. We would like to thank everyone who supported the event.

“In particular, we are grateful to those who were unable to attend, but sent us donations, and we raised just short of £2,000. All of this will go towards supporting the stronger families community programme.”

She has launched an appeal for anyone interested in being facilitators for the course with specific experience, or people that would like to train and support the first course.