Friday saw Wythenshawe Safespots domestic abuse women’s centre dedicate their one to one room to Chloe Poole. The 28 year old from Wythenshawe passed away in January 2018 from complications of Non-Hodgkins B cell lymphoma.
The dedication, held on Safespots third Birthday and a year to the week since Chloe passed away was attended by Chloe’s family, Wythenshawe Councillors, dignitaries and school children from Newall Green Primary.
A Just Giving page set up by Chloe’s friends and family has raised over £13,000 for causes Chloe was passionate about over the last year. The page says:
“Chloe dreamt of setting up her own Women’s refuge for victims of domestic violence. To provide a safe space for women to get back on their feet, provide them with support to get back into work and carve out a new safe life for themselves and their children. Each year we would like to support an already existing charity with the same values and provides similar support for victims of domestic violence.”
In November “Chloe’s Fund” donated £3000 to Wythenshawe Safespots to fund the work they do supporting survivors of domestic abuse.
“We are so incredibly grateful and humbled by this generous donation. It has given us the opportunity to expand the work we do in the centre and will directly help Wythenshawe Women when they need it the most. We felt that by refurbishing our one to one room and dedicating it to Chloe it would provide a legacy that would benefit women and their children for years to come, giving them a safe and comfortable space to receive the support they need.”Pat Hawkins, Chair of Wythenshawe Safespots
Wythenshawe Safespots drop in centre is open from 9.30 to 2.30 on Weekdays. They help women with a range of issues, including healthy relationships, confidence building, legal support, money management and employment support. Any woman can drop in for a chat and more details are available on their website here.
Chloe’s fund continue to fund raise for causes that meant a lot to Chloe and the Just Giving page can be found here.