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London children’s charity scoops national award

WINNER: Dr Diahanne Rhiney (Photo credit: Dave Easton)

A CHARITY, who have notably campaigned to against domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships, were ‘thrilled’ to be shortlisted out of 24,584 nominees and take home a National Diversity Award.

At the award ceremony, amongst those being honoured were freedom fighters, domestic violence campaigners and trans rights activists, all of whom work tirelessly to combat injustice and discrimination in very different ways.

Children’s domestic abuse charity Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M) were awarded the Community Organisation Award for Age at the prestigious event where Radio 2 presenter and Scissor Sister favourite Ana Matronic hosted the ceremony alongside television presenter Brian Dowling.

Founder Dr Diahanne Rhiney BCAe, daughter of welterweight boxing champion Henry Rhiney, survived a murder attempt at the hands of her former partner before founding the charity. Speaking on the award, she said: ‘It is an honour to receive this award on behalf of my team so that we can continue to make an impact in the lives of children effected by Domestic abuse.’

Community organisations and role models from across the U.K. headed to the breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on September 14 to witness the countries 2018 winners being crowned the best of British diversity.

Around 1 in 5 British children have been exposed to domestic abuse and 75% of girls over 12 have reported relationship abuse. S.W.I.M’s healthy relationship workshops educate and empower young people to take responsibility for their well-being by making positive relationship choices. They sensitively tackle Domestic Abuse and relationships using a combination of interactive workshops, debates and conferences based on instilling self-esteem.

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