DEVOTED parents John and Penny Clough still recall the midnight knock on the door that changed their lives for ever. Waiting on their front step was a policeman with the earth-shattering news that their daughter, Jane, had been stabbed to death by her vicious ex-partner. The couple now tirelessly campaign on behalf of other domestic violence victims and recently opened a refuge in Jane’s name. Today they are backing Save Our Shelters, The Sun on Sunday’s campaign, with Women’s Aid, against proposed Government cuts that threaten the UK’s network of refuges. You can show your support too, by signing the petition. John, 57, a rail worker, said: “I don’t want another dad to get a knock on the door at midnight. Sign the petition online here Donate to Women’s Aid here National Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 “If these Government proposals go ahead, almost half of the refuges in this country will close. “Why is it OK to spend £2million on a domestic abuse homicide case but not invest in the very places that keep women alive when they are fleeing abuse?” One in four women is affected by domestic violence in their lifetime, yet the Government’s plans could see… Read full this story
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