Comic Relief Highlights Bede’s Starfish DV Project

Ahead of Red Nose Day on 24th March, Bede’s Starfish DV project, which is part funded by Comic Relief, featured in two articles in the Independent.ie and the Daily Mirror.

At Comic Relief’s invitation, London grime star Rapman, aka Andrew Onwubolu, visited the project to learn more about how domestic violence happens and to see what help Bede offers women in abusive relationships. Rapman’s friend’s sister had been in a violent relationship and the visit inspired him to write a song called “Promise”. Since the 10 minute video’s release on February 14, it has racked up almost 14 million views and can be seen here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmgCJaboVC4.

To read the full Independent.ie article visit: http://m.independent.ie/entertainment/music/friends-ordeal-inspired-rapman-to-write-hit-song-about-domestic-violence-35496760.html

Journalist, broadcaster, television presenter and campaigner Fiona Phillips also visited Bede House with Comic Relief, and met women who have been helped by Bede’s Starfish Project.

“I could fill this whole paper with the unspeakable forms of abuse these bright, smart, amazing women – including a doctor who said she felt stupid for not realising that her husband’s behaviour was serious abuse – have endured.” Fiona said.

Read the full article, on http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-tens/brutal-truth-abuse-women-happens-9911490#ICID=sharebar_twitter

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