Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne & Newtownabbey (ABCLN) was delighted to recently receive £700 in donations from Sandra and Paul Hayes who have set up the Care and Share Charity shop in Ballymena at 35-37 Broughshane Street.
Sandra and Paul Hayes opened their charity shop on November 4, last year, and describe Care and Share as ‘a Christian based charity with a heart for those in need in the Ballymena community’, adding: “All our donations are local and our aim in the shop is to price items so they are affordable to everyone”.
Ruth Owen, Fundraising Co-ordinator with Women’s Aid thanked Sandra and Paul for their continuing support of Women’s Aid.
She pointed out that Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing refuge and support to those living with abuse, informing them of options available including housing, financial and legal entitlements, all with the aim for women to be able to make informed decisions and positive life choices.
Anyone experiencing domestic violence can also access support by calling the 24hr Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414.