BREAKING the cycle of domestic abuse will be at the heart of a fundraiser at Newport tapas restaurant Django's next month.

The restaurant, off Staplers Road, is staging the event on Wednesday, March 11, in aid of abuse charity Break the Cycle, which helped Django's owner Poppy Dumbrell change her life.

As well as Poppy performing her music, there will be a short talk from Break the Cycle founders Maggie and Kelvin Currie, and a raffle.

The charity supports both men and women.

Poppy said: "We hope to raise some pennies for Break the Cycle, who offer a free course called 'Mind the Gap', in which they help support those going through domestic abuse, have been made homeless due to domestic abuse, have been or are in danger, or are suffering trauma because of past experiences.

"I went on this course and it changed my life — they helped me talk about my life honestly and worked with me closely, and now I own Django's and sing full time, they helped me achieve my goals.

"They are amazing and deserve all the support they can get to help reach more people. "

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