We have to raise at least £60,000 every year to run our helpline for male victims of domestic abuse. We receive no taxpayer, government or public money – so are wholly dependent on donations to keep it open.
We take over 2,000 calls per year from men (often with children) in distress and support others such as families, friends and workmates of men suffering abuse who call because they want to help them escape.
Donations to the helpline support the staffing, the telephone system and promotion of this service.
To help us help men (and their children) escape, please donate whatever you can afford below.
Thank you – it really is appreciated.
How to donate
Please donate whatever you can via Virgin Money Giving:
We are also on Amazon’s Smile website where you can donate a percentage of your purchases to us.
To make a regular gift towards supporting our entire operation, please consider becoming a Patron [link] from £10 per month.
You may also consider remembering us in your will.
Cheques should be made payable to ManKind Initiative and sent to:
The Treasurer, The ManKind Initiative, Flook House, Belvedere Road, Taunton. TA1 1BT
Donate to a fundraising campaign
Many people all over the UK raise funds for the charity by taking part in fun runs, marathons, coffee mornings and a whole host of other activities. You can help them raise funds and the current campaigns are here (click on the links):
Jason Herridge (London Marathon)
Mandy N’Doro (London Marathon – Virtual)
Ruth Eustace (5k Run)
Emma Tomlinson (Music Gifts)
Dean Anderson (In memorium)
Dr Elizabeth Bates (Great North Run)
We no longer use BT My Donate as it has closed.
Start your own fundraising event and activity
If you wish to carry out an activity to raise funds (a fun run, marathon etc) or hold an event for our helpline, you can set them via these platforms where we are listed on both:
Please contact the Chairman (firstname.lastname@example.org) so details can be listed on this page.
They also provide information on how you can set up a fundraising event and list it online:
We can provide T-Shirts, logos and also provide promotional support.
We offer the opportunity for organisations to sponsor the helpline. More information can be found here.
Many employees arrange donations through their employer, or employers themselves donate to our helpline. Please contact Mark Brooks via email@example.com to chat.