Artwork for local Women’s Aid

Date: 
7 October, 2014

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Artwork for local Women’s Aid
 
Women’s Aid in Newtownabbey presented with artwork for premises.
 
Women’s Aid in Newtownabbey has been presented with a mosaic artwork for their premises in Glengormley.  The artwork, originally from Women’s Aid in Carrickfergus, was presented at an event held at Women’s Aid based in Glengormley.   
 
Emma Craig, Floating Support Worker in Carrickfergus who spoke at event said: “The artwork was created by The Women’s Forum in Carrickfergus and gifted to Women’s Aid and had been a fixture at our premises in Carrickfergus.  It now gives us great pleasure to pass this wonderful artwork for those in Newtownabbey to enjoy”.
 
Grace McGurk, Community Resettlement Worker also said: “We are delighted to accept this beautiful artwork and for what it signifies; an abused woman’s journey through her life towards a life free from domestic abuse”.  
 
She added: “1 in 4 women will suffer domestic violence in their lifetime, be it physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or financial.  Anyone living with abuse is not to blame for the abuse, nor are they on their own as support is available from a variety of agencies”.  
 
Women’s Aid will provide information and support to those living with abuse, informing them of options available including housing, financial and legal entitlements, all with the aim for women to be able to make informed decisions and positive life choices.  
  
Support can be accessed locally by:
Calling 07851966517 or 07821402024. 
Drop in support every Monday between 10-12 at 5A Lesley House, 
1-9 Carnmoney Rd, Glengormley. 
24hr Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 8021414. 
Visiting www.womens-aid.org.uk
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For further information contact Ase McWilliams on 07851966517 or email: ase.womensaid@btconnect.com
 
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, in the Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey areas.  
 
For more information about our work visit: www.womens-aid.org.uk
Women who are experiencing violence can call the 24hr Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 8021414
 
Every penny raised supports women and children in your community. 
Donations can be made by: 
Post: Phone:
Women’s Aid ABCLN
Naomi Centre
2 Cullybackey Road
Ballymena BT43 5DF T 028 2563 2136
 
 
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