Pippa is a valued member of the Southend Women’s Aid team. She started working there as a volunteer in 1993, having herself escaped from years of extreme violence. Since that time, she has undertaken a social work course and has been able to offer training to various women’s aid organisations in Essex. For some years she has worked at DOVE, a specialist advice and drop-in centre, and she continues to do far more in a voluntary capacity, including continuing to volunteer on the out-of –hours emergency helpline at least four nights a week. Her personal commitment to the cause of fighting domestic violence is tireless.