Workers at a refuge in Dorchester are urging people to trade in their mobile phone to help vulnerable women.
West Dorset’s Women’s Refuge and Batten solicitors have launched a campaign called Make Women Mobile, aiming to give vulnerable females donated, old mobile phones, reports the Dorset Echo.
Many women fleeing domestic violence and abusive partners arrive at the refuge without a mobile. In some cases the woman’s partner has refused to let her have a mobile or it was taken off her as a form of control.
Councillor Molly Rennie, chair of the refuge committee, said: "We are always being told to recycle and re-use these days. Please don’t throw away your old phone. It costs nothing to donate a mobile and charger."
The women at the refuge use the mobiles to keep in contact with family and solicitors.
For those not based in the Dorchester area, there are still plenty of options to get rid of your old mobile phone, like sending it to Mazuma Mobile and getting cash for your old handset.
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Posted by Dan Latham