Never been on a plane but about to jump out of one for Trevi!

Brave Plymouth Mums are set to jump from 15,000ft in a skydive to raise money for Trevi; and to top it off, neither of them have ever been in a plane!
Duo Sam and Tammy take on this heart-stopping challenge (which is the highest in the UK) on 24th September in support of local women’s charity Trevi who supports women and children affected by domestic abuse and violence. Both Sam and Tammy have accessed the vital support services offered by the charity and are now passionate supporters.

When asked why they have decided to take on this challenge, Tammy explains ‘ I saw it advertised and thought I’d love to do something to help raise money for the charity that helped save my life. I spoke to Sam, and she said she would love to do it with me, which is crazy considering neither of us has even been in a plane.’

Sam says, ‘I’m doing the skydive because I owe Trevi so much. I was in Jasmine and got to leave with my son. I’ve been at Sunflower for over a year and I’ve had one to one support, counselling, recovery help and done courses. Now I’m a peer mentor and want to give back.’
Trevi supports more than 700 women annually through their services.

In the past year, their Jasmine Mother’s Recovery Centre has supported 69 women and their children. 100% of their residents have been affected by domestic abuse. After engaging with the services at the centre 84% of women detox successfully and 86% remain with their children.
Their Sunflower Centre has engaged with over 1000 women who have accessed services in the community, which include workshops, therapy groups, mentoring and counselling – 56% of those who used the centre were survivors of domestic abuse.

All of Trevi’s services are delivered by a dedicated and trauma informed team of women-only support workers, therapists, teachers, and specialist practitioners who work with every woman to address the trauma in her life and help her understand how it manifests so that she can begin to heal, grow and move forward.

Carrie Tecza, social engagement officer, says, ‘We are so excited for Sam and Tammy who are taking on this courageous challenge to raise money for us, and to do it has never been in a plane is absolutely amazing!

‘Domestic abuse, addiction and mental ill health are all rising. In Devon & Cornwall, there are 14,700 women victims of domestic per year. It is really important to increase our reach and effectiveness. Many women do not seek help early enough, and we are here to ensure these vulnerable women have someone to turn to.

‘As a charity, we rely on the generosity of our supporters and fundraisers like Sam and Tammy, ensuring we can reach other women who may need our support. We are so pleased to encourage them in this remarkable challenge.’

Sam and Tammy want to raise as much money as possible for Trevi – please help them smash it! To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SamandTammyontour

For more information, please contact fundraising@trevi.org.uk or call 01752 255758.

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