Camphill Primary donates £250 to Women's Aid ABCLN

Date: 
5 March, 2015

NEWS RELEASE

05/03/2015
 
For immediate release
 
Camphill Primary School donates £250 to Women’s Aid ABCLN
 
Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne & Newtownabbey (ABCLN) would like to thank staff and pupils from Camphill Primary School for their generous donation of £250 towards the Make It Better Appeal.
Principal Mrs McMaster explained, ‘We work in close partnership with Women’s Aid and find their services very beneficial within the school and local community.  They provide 1-1 therapeutic work within the class and assemblies to provide safety messages and build self-esteem to children and young people’.
Ruth Owen, Fundraising Co-ordinator with Women’s Aid ABCLN paid tribute by saying, ‘Women’s Aid would like to thank Camphill Primary School for their fundraising support. Domestic Violence affects 1 in 4 families and with your support we can continue providing services to women and children affected by Domestic Violence’.
The funds donated 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.
- ENDS -
 
For further information contact 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
Post:
Women’s Aid ABCLN
Naomi Centre
2 Cullybackey Road
Ballymena BT43 5DF