Each year, Cheshire Without Abuse (formerly Crewe Women’s Refuge) hosts a number of families over the Christmas period, many of whom have fled violence and abuse in their homes, leaving all their belongings behind.
An amazing 154 presents were donated to the collection this year and the presents will be distributed to families in need. The collection, overseen by the Programmes Office, is one of the biggest in the 10 years the appeal has run.
Sue French, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Cheshire Without Abuse, sent the following message upon receiving the gifts: “I was overwhelmed by the generosity and thoughtfulness of your colleagues this morning and the amount of gifts I collected – thank you so much for your support.”
Programmes Officer Alison Bailey, who helped organise the collection, said: “Once again, I’m absolutely delighted with the response from colleagues here at Cheshire for the Christmas Present Appeal. It’s great that we have had so much support and are able to help such a good cause. Thank you.”
Cheshire Without Abuse (CWA) formerly known as Crewe Women’s Aid was founded by the late Lily Jones in 1977 to provide temporary accommodation, advice and practical help to women and children escaping domestic abuse.
CWA offer a wide range of advice, support and information for anyone who is currently or has previously experienced domestic abuse as an adult or child. For more information, click here http://www.cheshirewithoutabuse.org.uk/index.php