Ballymena Academy raises £1,500 for Women’s Aid ABCLN

8 July, 2015


08 July 2015
For immediate release
Ballymena Academy raises £1,500 for Women’s Aid ABCLN
Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne & Newtownabbey (ABCLN) would like to thank staff and pupils from Ballymena Academy for their generous donation of £1,500 towards the Make It Better Appeal, which supports children and young people affected by domestic violence.
Miss McAllister, Ballymena Academy paid tribute by saying;
 ‘This year’s focus charity was Women’s Aid, and we were pleased to welcome Refuge Support Worker, Krystle Canning, into school on Tuesday, 23rd June, for the presentation of a cheque for £1500.  This will go towards continued support work in the Ballymena Area. We wish the team every success with their work in the community and all future fundraising events”.
Lorna Doherty, Fundraising Co-ordinator with Women’s Aid said, ‘Women’s Aid would like to thank Ballymena Academy for their fundraising support. Domestic Violence affects 1 in 4 families and with your support we can continue providing vital services to women and children. We thank pupils and staff who have kindly donated towards events organised throughout the year; your generosity has been greatly appreciated!”
Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing refuge and support to those living with abuse, informing them of options available including housing, financial and legal entitlements, with the aim of enabling women to make informed decisions and positive life choices.
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 Laura Dillon, Women’s Aid ABCLN or email: 
Laura Dillon
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:
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