" The Island is very special place for me and it’s somewhere that makes me feel happy, inspired and safe. The Refuge is so important as it plays a vital role in supporting women and children who aren't as fortunate as many others including myself - that's why I'm so pleased to offer my support and encourage others to get behind it. "
" I am proud to to support the Isle of Wight refuge for women who are subjected to domestic abuse. Without this wonderful charity many women and children would have nowhere to go and no where to seek vital support. Refuge provides a step towards recovery and change for the most vulnerable; in some cases it is literally a lifeline."
Rob Da Bank
DJ and Bestival founder
" No one should have to put up with domestic abuse whatever your situation and I salute theRefuge for providing a safe space for women and children on the Island. Please do what you can to support it. "
Green Party national spokesperson for Education.
" A refuge is not just there for those who are using it: a refuge is essential for all of us in wait of that day when we may just need it. We are all vulnerable members of humanity, and we can all face situations which are out of our control, until we take the most simple and yet the most courageous action we can: to escape. These are brave, brave women. Keeping our refuge open to all is the least we can do. I hope we can do more - to tackle violence and domestic abuse and emotional damage behind closed doors across the island, and beyond "