Newtownabbey PSNI officers fundraise for the Make It Better Appeal

Date: 
11 June, 2014

NEWS RELEASE 

11 June 2013 
 
For immediate release
 
Newtownabbey PSNI officers fundraise for the Make It Better Appeal
 
Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne & Newtownabbey (ABCLN)  recognise the fundraising contributions of the Newtownabbey PSNI officers who took part in fundraising in the Make It Better Appeal from 19th – 25th May 2014.  
 
 
Constable Burns, paid tribute by saying; ‘We are pleased to be supporting a fantastic service to children and young people in the local area who have been affected by domestic violence. To date we have raised £265.00 towards the appeal in helping to continue providing these vital services’. 
 
Ruth Owen, Fundraising Co-ordinator with Women’s Aid ABCLN paid tribute by saying, ‘Women’s Aid ABCLN would like to thank all the officers at Newtownabbey Police Station for all their fundraising efforts. We can now reveal we have raised an astonishing £11,708.33 and we will continue to fundraise for the Make It Better Appeal all year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who got involved and showed their support.’
 
The funds raised will help to provide emotional and practical support 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.
 
Anyone experiencing domestic violence can also access support by calling the 24hr Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414.
 
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For further information contact Ruth Owen, Women’s Aid ABCLN or email:
Ruth Owen 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
Post:Phone: 028 2563 2136
 
Women’s Aid ABCLN
Naomi Centre
2 Cullybackey Road
Ballymena BT43 5DF