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Frances releases video for domestic violence charity Refuge

By | Published on Tuesday 21 March 2017


Singer-songwriter Frances has released a new music video in partnership with domestic violence charity Refuge. The animated video aims to encourage women experiencing abuse to seek help.

“I feel so honoured to be a part of this campaign for Refuge”, says the musician. “I want nothing more than to give something back with my music, and I hope that this incredibly important video which features my song, ‘Grow’, will resonate with people all over the world, and especially to women who are experiencing domestic violence and needing help as we speak. Refuge is here for them – we want people to realise they are not alone”.

Refuge chief exec Sandra Horley adds: “Music is a powerful and effective way to reach people, especially younger people, with important messages. Thanks to Frances’ legions of fans, more young women will be made aware of the support Refuge can provide. It is shocking that one in two young women has experienced controlling behaviours from a partner – and this is likely to be the tip of the iceberg, with a third of young people saying they find it difficult to define the line between a caring action and a controlling one. Clearly, more awareness is needed”.

“Refuge is determined to use whatever creative means possible to reach young women”, she continues. “I am grateful to Frances and [creative agency] BBH for helping Refuge to bring this appalling crime out of the shadows, and I hope the ‘Grow’ video is watched and shared far and wide”.

Watch the video here: