American backing for Bridlington woman’s campaign

Kate Gardner
Kate Gardner

A BRIDLINGTON woman who has launched a campaign to help victims of domestic violence has attracted the backing of a best selling author in America.

And the news comes just days after Kate Gardener, herself a survivor of domestic violence, became the ambassador for a new project in Beverley aimed at helping other victims of this form of abuse.

As previously reported Kate started up the Freedom and Empowerment Campaign to offer support and help to victims of domestic violence after escaping a mentally abusive relationship.

Since launching back in July the campaign has been inundated with support, with its Facebook page now having more than 200 followers, and interest coming in all the way from the USA.

Best selling American author and self proclaimed spiritual leader Dawn-Marie Hanrahan has given her backing to Kate’s campaign, promoting it on her website as a ‘partner on purpose’, alongside renowned motivational speaker and author Lisa Nichols.

“It’s absolutely amazing that I have broken into America. I have now got an American ambassador, it’s all happening at once,” said Kate.

Last Friday Kate gave a speech in infront of a 30 strong crowd at the launch of the Break Away project, at the Cherry Tree Centre, in Beverley.

Kate was invited to become an ambassador of the project by manager Amanda Roberts after she learnt of her story.

Mum of two Kate was left temporarily paralysed after suffering a stroke at the age of 31 caused by what she believed was the stress of living with an abusive partner.

Kate is now trying to raise the £5,000 needed to make the campaign a registered charity.

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