Elaine Hanna Young Person’s Training worker presenting Max the dog to winner Emma McGuigan

Date: 
6 May, 2014

 NEWS RELEASE

 
06 May 2014
 
 
Elaine Hanna Young Person’s Training worker presenting Max the dog to winner Emma McGuigan. 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne & Newtownabbey announce the winners of their Easter draw. 
Following the success of the Easter hampers, £287.20 was raised helping to support the Make It Better appeal for children and young people affected by domestic violence. Bears, chocolate and sweets were donated by local volunteers and friends of Women’s Aid to make up ten Easter hampers which were distributed across the five areas.   
Congratulations to Mr P. Brown and Heidi Thompson from Ballymena, Imelda McNeill and Emma McGuigan from Antrim, Elaine Lee and Mark Anderson from Larne and Flo Beckett and Mrs Green from Newtownabbey on winning each of their hampers. The lucky winners were chosen from over 250 entries into the draw. 
Ruth Owen, Fundraising Coordinator for Women’s Aid ABCLN stated ‘I would like to say congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to everybody who entered the draw helping to raise funds for the Make It Better Appeal. Fundraising is vital in order to continue our services providing emotional and practical support to over 7,000 children and young people last year.’ 
Anyone experiencing domestic violence can also access support by calling: 
24hr Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414. 
Open to all women and men affected by domestic & sexual violence
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For further information contact Ruth Owen, Women’s Aid ABCLN or email:
Ruth.owen@womensaidabcln.org
Notes to Editor
Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing refuge, support, information and training to women and children who are suffering abuse within the home. 
For more information about our work visit: www.womens-aid.org.uk
Every penny raised supports women and children in your community.
Donations can be made by: 
Online: http://www.womens-aid.org.uk/donate
Phone: 028 2563 2136 / Mobile: 07850 003 280
Women’s Aid ABCLN
Naomi Centre
2 Cullybackey Road
Ballymena BT43 5DF