I have known (NRP’s) Chief Executive Ofﬁcer, Debra Knight, for over 20 years and she is indeed a pillar of our local community as well as being a great personal friend. She is dynamic, caring and very hard working, giving tremendous support to many people — mostly women — who have suffered from abuse and making a real difference in helping abused people to readjust and face life more positively again. On top of this, NINE RED puts on local social and artistic events which help clients establish and engender friendships and promotes community development. These events also help with fundraising. I have attended many of these events over several years and they are always well organised and most enjoyable.