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Companies pledge support for abuse campaign

Just days into its new campaign, the Leicester Mercury has more than fifty companies on board.

Its St Bernard’s appeal aims to equip a new centre for victims of child abuse in Leicestershire.

Readers and local businesses have been urged to donate money, toys, furniture and equipment to the centre, which is based in a house donated by the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society.

Within days, companies have offered services and equipment to the value of £30,000.

Those who have signed up to the appeal include Next, Zenith Plumbpoint, Clear View Communication and ADT Fire and Security.

The centre will provide children who have been abused with an alternative to the often intimidating atmosphere of a police station.

Inside the house will be an examination room, two interview rooms, bathrooms, a kitchen and two waiting rooms.

Now the Mercury has printed a listed of specific items needed for the different rooms in the house.

These can be handed in at various police stations or at the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society.

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