Victim Support Isle of Man has been given a mobile phone which will be put to good use helping the charity’s clients. It is an independent charity supporting victims of crime, domestic abuse and those affected by fatal road traffic collisions.
A Samsung mobile phone and SIM pack was donated to the charity by Manx Telecom. Victim Support’s clients sometimes need a mobile phone to call for help in an emergency if, for example, they have been a victim of harassment or domestic abuse.
Alternatively, having been a victim of crime, the Police may need to check their phone for evidence and the victim needs to have a phone while theirs is being examined. Catherine Perkins, of Victim Support, said:
“This donation will help Victim Support to continue to provide assistance to victims of crime. We are very grateful to Manx Telecom.”
Gavin Smith, Marketing Communications Supervisor at Manx Telecom, commented:
“Manx Telecom is always keen to help charities that do so much good work in our community and we’re delighted to be able to assist Victim Support in this way.”
Victim Support also runs a ‘Witness Support’ programme in which volunteers provide moral support to people who are required to give evidence at court hearings. Many people who seek assistance from Victim Support are referred by the Police but people can also approach the charity directly. For more information go to http://www.victimsupport.im/