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Victim Support There To Put Lives Back Together

When the worst happens, Victim Support is there to help put peoples' lives back together.

Last year, Victim Support helped 130,000 New Zealanders whose lives were shattered by crime and trauma, from burglary to domestic violence. That's more than 350 people every day.

The annual Victim Support Appeal week is on nationwide from March 5 11.

The appeal week is vital for Victim Support. "Without the help of volunteers and donations from the public, we wouldn't be able to put these lives back together, and that's just not worth thinking about," says Heather Verry, acting chief executive at Victim Support.

State Insurance is proud to be the principal sponsor of Victim Support.

Head of State Insurance, Martyn Collett, understands how devastating crime can be. "Every day we talk to people whose lives have been affected by crime. We help by replacing their belongings, and it's reassuring to know that Victim Support is there to help with emotional support."

Check your mailbox for the donation envelope, or keep an eye out for Sunshine Day collectors in your town. Call 0900 VICTIM (0900 842 846) to make a donation or visit

Quick facts

Victim Support is a nationwide community organization providing 24 hour emotional support, personal advocacy and information to New Zealanders affected by crime and trauma.

Last year, Victim Support helped 130,000 New Zealanders whose lives were shattered by crime and trauma. These incidents include burglaries, domestic violence, road accidents and sudden deaths.

Trained Victim Support volunteers are available 24 hours, helping victims and their families through home visits or referring them to specialist services.

Donations during appeal week go directly to helping Victim Support train more volunteers and continue their 24 hour support service.

Victim Support and State insurance both have a commitment to crime prevention. We work together to reduce crime and trauma in our communities, making them safer and more supportive places to live and work in.

About Victim Support
Victim Support provides 24hr emotional support, personal advocacy and information to all people affected by crime and trauma throughout New Zealand.

About State
State has been providing New Zealanders with an extensive range of personal and business insurance services for more than 100 years. State manages 1.1 million policies on behalf of more than 460,000 New Zealanders.


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