Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne & Newtownabbey (ABCLN) launch their fundraising campaign for the Make It Better Appeal

Date: 
9 May, 2014

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09 May 2014
 
‘Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne & Newtownabbey (ABCLN) launch their fundraising campaign for the Make It Better Appeal. 
 
Local actress Alexandra Ford, patron of the Make It Better Appeal and Newtownabbey PSNI Officer Danielle Burns show their support to the Make It Better Appeal. 
 
 
Alexandra Ford, Patron of the Make It Better Appeal says ‘I am delighted to be a part of this local children’s appeal, the services that are provided are invaluable to local children and young people affected by domestic violence’. 
 
Women’s Aid (ABCLN) has set up the Make It Better Appeal to raise funds to sustain services into the future for children and young people living with domestic violence.  Ruth Owen Fundraising Coordinator says ‘We provide services to children and young people whose education has been affected by domestic violence. Constant change, disruption and violence in a young person’s life can make school a real challenge and diminish their ability to engage. Young people are the hidden victims of domestic violence and are significantly at risk of school dropout, exclusion and risk taking behaviours. Last year we raised £9,381.25 with the support from the local community, we are hoping to exceed the amount this year.’
 
The Make It Better fundraising week is running from 19th-25th May. We are inviting you to organise your own fundraiser with family, friends and work colleagues. For more information, on how to sign up to the campaign visit: www.womens-aid.org.uk/makeitbetter 
 
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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 Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne, and Newtownabbey (ABCLN) have embarked on a new project, Make It Better. They provide services to children and young people whose education has been affected by domestic violence.
 
Donations can be made by: 
Online: http://www.womens-aid.org.uk/donate
Post: Phone:
Women’s Aid ABCLN
Naomi Centre
2 Cullybackey Road
Ballymena BT43 5DF T 028 2563 2136  07850003 280 
 
 
Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne & Newtownabbey is a charity recognised by the HM Revenue and Customs No. XR 13095 Company limited by guarantee No. NI 054434