Essex Police donate toiletries to Domestic Violence refuge in Harlow

ESSEX Police has donated more than 500 items of toiletries to woman and children in refuge in Harlow.

Six boxes full of cosmetic items were handed to Safer Places, a charity dedicated to women, men and children affected by domestic abuse, on Wednesday, July 4.

The items follow donations made by police officers and police staff within Essex Police.

PC Tristan Carter, who collected the items on behalf of Harlow’s domestic abuse team, said: “Refuges provide women and children who are experiencing domestic abuse a place where they can stay free from fear.

“Sometimes these women and children flee to a refuge without a moment’s notice leaving all their worldly possessions behind. These are the kind of possessions that we all take for granted such as clothing or toiletries.

“I started this collection as I wanted to make a positive impact in the area of policing that I work. I am fortunate enough to be in a situation where I can help those in need and if this collection manages to have a positive impact on even just one person then it has been worth it.”

For more information on the work of Safer Places please visit

To report domestic abuse, please call Essex Police on 101 or report it online by visit

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