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The Water Lily Project in Christchurch celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. This small, Christian charity helps vulnerable women in the BCP area back to independent living.

The pandemic has meant the charity has experienced its busiest year in its decade with a staggering year-on-year increase of 80% in women seeking help as they flee domestic violence, acrimonious divorces or struggle with mental health issues or financial difficulties.

The 10:10 Water Lily Project Pledge is asking ten Dorset businesses or organisations to offer a financial pledge of £100 each to sponsor ten beneficiaries.

Project Manager Liz Carter explains: “If we can get 10 businesses to support us, that will provide £1000 which will allow us to give 100 hours of 1:1 support to 10 women in crisis.

“We receive no government funding and rely on donations and grants so this Project Pledge could help make a real difference as an increase in need for our services and support continues to grow as we see the fall-out of the pandemic.”

She added: “It’s also a perfect opportunity for businesses and organisations to show corporate, social responsibility and give back in a really effective way.”

If your business would like to support The 10:10 Water Lily Project Pledge, contact