The team and clients at Stepping Stones would like to say a big thank-you to students at Challney High School for Boys, for their recent support.

We were really pleased and proud to hear that four students from Challney High School for Boys have successfully been awarded £1,000 to support Stepping Stones, as part of a Fist Give project in the school.

The team of four year 8 students (Isaam Shafiq, Shahzeb Khan, Talha Khan, Danish Choudhury and Fahim Miah) chose us as their charity and after researching the work we do, presented their findings on Tuesday evening. Karrina Usher our Women’s Services Manager was invited to watch the presentation and was blown away by the effort that the team had put in to their pitch.  Their presentation involved audience participation to very visually show the prevalence of domestic abuse and reminded us of the important roles that boys and men take in challenging and preventing abuse.

Luton is signed up a white ribbon town, with many local organisations (including us) and individuals already having signed up as part of the campaign’s commitment to end male violence against women. The campaign asks people to pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. We think this is a great example of the pledge being put into practice!