Women’s Aid benefit from generosity of Antrim customers and volunteers

Date: 
19 January, 2010

Women’s Aid in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey were delighted to receive a donation of £1291.09 from Cova Inn in Antrim.   

Women’s Aid volunteer, Christine Corrigan, suggested that Women’s Aid be nominated as a charity and for the past year, money raised from events in the Cova Inn have been donated to Women’s Aid.   

Volunteers are crucial in supporting the work of Women’s Aid, and all services benefit from the added expertise and skills they bring to the organisation.  In the 11 years Women’s Aid have been working in this area, many women have given up time, whether it has been on the management committee or taking classes, accompanying women to court, helping out in the refuge or childcare.  There are a very wide range of opportunities for anyone interested in volunteering. 

Gillian Forrest has recently joined Women’s Aid ABCLN as Volunteer Co-ordinator.  Her role will involve liaising with volunteers to ensure they can effectively support and improve the services provided to women and children.   

In giving thanks to the Cova Inn and their customers, who gave so generously to the charity, Gillian also paid tribute to the volunteers who dedicate their time and who help Women’s Aid raise the funds necessary to provide much needed services.  

NOTES FOR EDITORS:  

1. Women’s Aid (Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey (ABCLN) is an organisation which provides support, information, advice and where necessary accommodation, for women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.  

2. The 24-Hour Free-phone Domestic Violence Helpline 0800 917 1414 is available to all victims of domestic violence.    

3. For further details, please ring Lindsay Whitcroft on (028) 2563 2136 or 07599 311 355.