Celebrities & Public Figures

NCDV is thankful to have the kind support of many public figures. Some of these Patrons & Supporters are shown here.

Nick_Ross Nick Ross, former Crimewatch Presenter. “Domestic violence is one of the most common forms of crime and, for several reasons, one of the most pernicious. Most marriages and long-term relationships create angry exchanges at times, and the best research (mostly by women as it happens) suggests females can give as much as they get. But this humdrum discord should not distract from the fact that when bullying becomes severe it tends to be repetitive – repeat victimisation can be rampant – and has a special hold on those who suffer because it happens in the home.  It often feels as though there is just no place to turn. That’s why this initiative is so important and why I am so pleased to support the National Centre for Domestic Violence.”

Lisa_Page Lisa Voice, Music Producer. “I am working with the charity, National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV), to break the silence surrounding the awful and unnecessary violence men and women suffer from. Having endured domestic violence myself, nothing gives me greater pleasure to help all I can.”

Ursula James photographed by Charlie Hopkinson © 2006 Ursula James, Visiting Teaching Fellow, Oxford  University Medical School. “The NCDV is an organisation which provides an invaluable service to people who would otherwise find themselves in real difficulty finding the legal assistance they need at a very traumatic time. Its commitment to service and efficiency means that each individual is treated as a person, not a case, and they get the support necessary to changing their lives. I wholeheartedly support the work of the NCDV and, until the day there is no need for such an organisation, look forward to seeing a centre in every city in the UK.”

Web9 Kerry Daynes, Consultant & Forensic Psychologist. “I am very proud to be a Patron of the National Centre for Domestic Violence.  We all learn from an early age that danger can lurk in dark alleyways and lie with strangers; but our senses are not naturally on red alert for those closest to us, the people we expect to support and protect us. This betrayal of trust is just part of what makes domestic abuse so psychologically devastating for the victim. It is common for men or women who have become the victim of abuse within their own homes to feel as though they must be somehow to blame, and to feel helpless to stop it. It is NOT their fault. They are NOT powerless. The swift and practical assistance that NCDV provide to anybody in need of their help, and the emotional support and understanding that comes with it, is invaluable in changing this mindset and empowering clients to start their journey towards safer and happier lives.”