A CHARITY providing a lifeline for hundreds of abuse survivors has been given almost £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.
The cash will support the work of Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service – rebuilding lives after rape, sexual or domestic abuse – for the next five years.
Service manager Natalie Thompson said: “I can’t express what brilliant news this is for us.
“Without this, the service would be a lot smaller. We wouldn’t be able to help as many people and our waiting list would grow.”