Following Lily Allen’s statements speaking out about her experience with her stalker, there has been a spotlight on the services Paladin provides. We recently held our April fundraiser at Twitter HQ to great success alongside a new campaign calling for immediate action to bring the law on stalking into full effect and reduce the risk to women.

Our Co-Founder Laura Richards recently responded to Lily Allen in both the Guardian’s Comment is Free and the Huffington Post, writing in her Huffington Post piece:

We have an opportunity to intervene and prevent serious harm and murder in stalking cases. This is the vital life-saving work that Paladin undertake – it is the only national stalking advocacy service in the world. Our team of trauma informed specialist case workers are lifelines to the one in five women and one in ten men who experience stalking – and we know this is tip of the iceberg and will only increase with the advent of new technologies.

Since opening our doors to victims of stalking in July 2013, Paladin has supported over 1,000 people distressed and in danger. We have achieved so much in a such a short time, some were skeptical there was even a need for our service. As part of this campaign have also launched a new Justgiving page for those who wish to support us further.