Strides for Springfield

Our fundraising for Springfield has been kick started with Kate completing the virtual London Marathon and the Coniston2Barrow walk within two weeks of one another.

During the outage at Heysham 2, the Like Tech team were also challenged to walk or run 100 miles in 30 days. Although they weren’t allowed their phones on site, we’re sure many of them exceeded the target. A member of the office team shared these photos from their daily walks!

In addition to walking, our tuck shop has had some cooling treats added to it and we’ve starting to plan our annual quiz night. It’ll be on Thursday 12th October at Lancaster Brewery. To find out more, and to get involved, please click this link.

Who are Springfield?

Springfield provide domestic abuse support across South Lakeland. The charity held a relaunch event in May, 2023. Speaking at the event, CEO Tori O’Callaghan-Lake said:

“Springfield has been supporting vulnerable adults in Kendal since 1915. Our specialist domestic abuse refuge was one of the first refuges in the country and our community service has been in operation since 2015.

Our community service provides specialist domestic abuse support for victims and survivors in the South Lakeland area, we support those who have left their abuser and those who are still in their abusive relationships. We run various group work programmes, including our newly launched children’s group and Power to Change. We have the only specialist independent stalking advocacy careworker (ISAC) in the whole of Cumbria, this role supports victims and survivors of stalking and works closely with Cumbria Constabulary to secure stalking protection orders.”

Since the cost of living crisis, many clients were remaining in abusive households as they couldn’t financially afford to leave. A successful funding application has enabled us to recruit a specialist poverty lead support worker to helps clients source funds and benefits to enable them to flee safely.”

Donate to our JustGiving fundraising page.