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I Choose Freedom - Our New Name

Reigate and Banstead Women's Aid (RBWA) is becoming I Choose Freedom!
When a survivor makes the choice to come to one of our refuges, when they pick up phone to call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, when they speak out to a friend or health care professional, when they seek a safe place - they may not realise it but they are choosing their freedom.
Our charity supports survivors fleeing domestic abuse every day. We raise awareness around domestic abuse and work hard to get funding to keep the doors of our refuges open. Refuges are secret, safe places. They have to be to protect the lives of the residents inside. As a team, we have worked to build a media profile to ensure people know that refuges exist while protecting the families that we support.

These are just a few reasons why we have decided to change our name from Reigate and Banstead Women's Aid (RBWA) to I Choose Freedom:

We wanted to focus on these survivors and their journey. Their choice to be free from abuse.
We wanted to choose a name that reflects this choice rather than a name that is related to a location, we have refuges across Surrey and everyday we work to ensure that the locations remain a secret.
We wanted to make our name more inclusive - we will soon be starting our inclusion project, more information on that coming soon!

We are incredibly excited to share this big news. For the full announcement please enjoy this beautiful video:

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