Caprice EXCLUSIVE: Star donates £ 250K of her own money to domestic abuse charity Woman's Trust after support group gets 2,000 calls in just three weeks during lockdown

Caprice has donated £ 250K of her own money to support Charity for Domestic Abuse Woman & # 39; s Trust during COVID-19.

The model, 48, has been working with the Westminster division for eight years after being a close friend in an abusive relationship and still receiving therapy to this day.

Caprice hopes to raise awareness during the pandemic after the charity was raised in the first three weeks of April 2000.

Great: Caprice has donated £ 250K of her own money to support charity for domestic abuse Woman & # 39; s Trust during COVID-19 (pictured with CEO Heidi before lockdown)

An insider close to Caprice told MailOnline: & # 39; Everyone who knows Caprice is aware she has no tolerance for any kind of abuse or bullying and eight years ago she committed herself to Woman & # 39; s Trust to helping to finance the Westminster Division.

& # 39; So far, she has helped keep the Westminster branch open with nearly a quarter of a million pounds donated from its own private funds. & # 39;

While a source added: & # 39; This is very close to Caprice's heart, because & # 39; t was one of her closest friends in a highly abusive relationship, both physically and mentally.

After three years of actively trying to get out, she finally had the strength to do it, but to this day she still goes to therapy and has never fully recovered. Abuse hits everyone rich, poor, young, old, famous and Caprice wanted to help women and families in her community.

Support: The model, 48, has been working with the Westminster Division for eight years after being a close friend in an abusive relationship and still receiving therapy to this day

Support: The model, 48, has been working with the Westminster Division for eight years after being a close friend in an abusive relationship and still receiving therapy to this day

& # 39; That's when she took a meeting with Woman & # 39; s Trust to help women within a few miles of their home to get out of abusive relationships and had the power to rebuild their lives.

& # 39; With cases of domestic abuse that increase rapidly due to the COVID-19 lockdown period, in & # 39; In the first three weeks of April, almost 2,000 domestic abuses were committed and Caprice wants to raise as much awareness as possible in these uncertain times. & # 39;

When contacted by the CEO of MailOnline Woman's Trust, Heidi Riedel, said: & # 39; We are extremely grateful to Caprice for her generous financial contributions and support in & # 39; for the past eight years.

Scary: Caprice hopes to raise awareness during the pandemic after the charity received 2,000 calls in the first three weeks of April

Scary: Caprice hopes to raise awareness during the pandemic after the charity received 2,000 calls in the first three weeks of April

& # 39; Caprice donations have been essential – helping us keep our Westminster counseling services running smoothly.

& # 39; Here we have provided thousands of vital, sometimes life-saving, free therapy sessions to women who do not suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma caused by domestic abuse. & # 39;

Woman's Trust was established in 1996 by a group of female supervisors and survivors of domestic abuse.

Soared: Calls for domestic abuse helplines have gone up as victims have been hit with abuse partners during the coronavirus lockup, reported (stock image)

Soared: Calls for domestic abuse helplines have gone up as victims have been hit with abuse partners during the coronavirus lockup, reported (stock image)

It provides mental health support and guidance to help women who are domestic abuse victims.

Calls for domestic abuse helplines have risen, and victims have been trapped with abuse partners during the coronavirus lockout, reports have been made.

Victim Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, has called on the government to find additional funding for the sector to support victims and announce a strategy, to & # 39; t be another epidemic in addition to COVID-19 & # 39 ; is.

Announcements: Victim Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, has called on the government to find additional funding for the sector to support victims and announce a strategy, to & # 39; t be & # 39; another epidemic besides COVID- 19 & # 39;

Announcements: Victim Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, has called on the government to find additional funding for the sector to support victims and announce a strategy, to & # 39; t be & # 39; another epidemic besides COVID- 19 & # 39;

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