Community news. Jenni Steele named Ambassador for Domestic Violence UK
Inspirational Broadcast Journalist & Entrepreneur joins Domestic Violence
UK as they launch their ‘Love Doesn’t Hurt’ Campaign.
Jenni, who experienced domestic abuse from an ex-partner many years ago, was chosen to spearhead the campaign by Domestic Violence UK because of her years of work with young people within her local community and her reputation for mentoring and inspiring hope via her popular radio show ‘Keeping It Real with Jenni Steele’ which showcases successful people from the community each week.
Jenni has been recognised for her work as a Presenter, Mentor and Motivational Speaker winning many awards such as:
Role Model of the Year – South London Press
Black 100plus – Influential Role Model
Make a Difference Award – Lewisham Borough
In 2013 she was nominated for many awards including BEFFTA Radio Personality, Precious Award for Leadership, the Inspirational Woman Award 2013 and finished the year being named in the Top 12 Influential African-Caribbean Women in the UK.
She is currently the lead Presenter at Black Visions TV and is proud to take on the role as Ambassador for such a worthy and important issue:
“I am honoured to be named an Ambassador for Domestic Violence UK. My
motto is; your current situation is not your final destination. My advice to young ladies and men caught up in an abusive relationship is; Be the friend you would want to confide in if you were in an unhealthy relationship, get help for yourself with organisations like Domestic Violence UK who offer a shoulder of support and understanding.” ~ Jenni Steele
Domestic Violence UK launched their ‘Love Doesn’t Hurt’ campaign online on 1st February 2014, with a new website, new ambassadors and new merchandise to aid in their quest to ‘Inspire Hope’.
The growing organisation do not receive any government funding or grant, relying solely on donations, good will and the sales of merchandise for funding projects such as; providing free telephone counseling sessions for those dealing with the effects of domestic and emotional abuse, and producing a free online magazine which shares experiences and articles to inspire hope amongst abuse victims.
To compliment the new campaign, Domestic Violence UK has also launched an online store to house their range of merchandise. You can currently purchase t-shirts, bags, wristbands and stickers; all proceeds go towards funding the organisation to help domestic abuse victims.
For more information go to: www.dvuk.org