Can you help ‘Make It Magical’ for children this Christmas

Women’s Aid ABCLN is calling on people here to help them ‘Make It Magical’ for children affected by domestic abuse this Christmas.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 11:08 am
Women’s Aid ABCLN Make It Magical Appeal for children affected by domestic abuse this Christmas.

Women’s Aid ABCLN (Antrim Ballymena Carrick Larne & Newtownabbey) Fundraiser, Arlene Creighton said: “Every child deserves a magical Christmas. Often the biggest victims of domestic violence are the smallest. Help us ‘Make It Magical’ for children affected by domestic abuse this Christmas.”

“You can make a donation, give a gift or host a virtual ‘magical’ Christmas fundraiser. Sing Christmas carols, wear a woolly jumper or bake mince pies for your family and friends and help us raise funds.”

Local companies pledging their support include Asda, Dunlem, Mayfair and Morgan and Nationwide along with schools, churches, community groups and organisations such as the Lions and Rotary Clubs and sport clubs including Connect Fitness and Larne FC.

Arlene said:“Your fundraising and donations are vitally important to us at this time. You can join us and help to sell our Christmas Raffle tickets or make a donation online at https://www.justgiving.com/womensaidabcln.”

Last year the charity provided support for 1,674 women and 2,313 children living with domestic abuse across Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey including 51 children in its refuge. In 2019/20 eleven babies were born to Women’s Aid refuges across Northern Ireland.

Arlene said: “Our Make It Magical Appeal can be found on-line at Women’s Aid ABCLN website and social media pages including Facebook and Twitter” and Arlene says “Your donation will go a long way to help us ‘Make It Magical’ for those children in our local community who need our help this Christmas.”

To support Women’s Aid ABCLN’s Make It Magical Christmas Appeal you can call 028 25 632136 or simply email [email protected]