Indigo has always been proud to help those in most need. If there is something we can do, and it benefits the cause, then we can offer our support on a pro-bono basis.
One such client was Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS), which through a series of circumstances out-with their control, found themselves in dire need of funding to maintain its often life changing support.
As Scotland’s only dedicated helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse, our MD Elaine McKean, interviewed men who had used the AMIS service to turn their lives around and move away from an abusive relationship.
By taking a verbal snapshot of their harrowing personal experiences, we managed to attract coverage in The Sun, the Press & Journal, Third Force News, Forth One, the Sunday Post, Sunday Mail and the Daily Record. We also secured a slot on BBC Timeline and featured on a special edition of BBC Radio Scotland’s Kaye Adams Programme devoted to the plight of abused men.
It has been a challenging project, with so many worthwhile organisations vying for precious few resources from funders. However, we were delighted to hear that it was coverage on BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme that led instantly to a substantial lifeline from The Crerar Trust.
This proved to be a last minute lifeline for the service and AMIS can continue to provide its vital support.
So our job is now done and we’ll offer our pro-bono support to another organisation as we have done for years.
In departing, Tom Wood QPM, Chairman AMIS and former Deputy Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police said, “Indigo’s support has been crucial to the survival of Abused Men in Scotland, the funding which has thrown us a lifeline came directly as a result of the publicity that you orchestrated. Your assistance at our most difficult time cannot be overstated.”
We have been delighted to work with the team and wish them and the men they support best wishes for a brighter year in 2019.