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£590
raised of £580 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £590 to buy Christmas presents for children fleeing Domestic Abuse this December. Deadline: 14.12.18

    Nottingham, UK
    Funded on Friday, 14th December 2018

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    We wish you a Christmas without abuse, violence and worry

    There are hundreds of Children in the Midlands who are living in shelters or in low income housing. For the parents, especially women escaping domestic abuse, Christmas can be a very stressful time of year. Many have to leave their house with their children in a hurry, aren't able to take any of their possessions with them and without access to money. Wouldn't it be great to help these women overcome the pressure of wanting to be a good parent, providing a memorable Christmas for their children and making sure they feel safe...which is something they may be experiencing for the first time.

    I believe all children deserve to feel like Santa still see's them. therefore I have dedicated my last three Christmas' to making sure this happens and would like to continue this tradition. Every year the people of Nottingham (and beyond) have shown their support for these families, raising over £1,000 in 2017, and I really hope that this continues for Christmas 2018.

    Please donate as much as you can spare. We'd ideally like to spend at least £20 on each child, and that's where the target of £520 (for 26 children) has come from. Plus £60 towards other items to support the presents, such as batteries, wrapping, etc. Please donate by Friday 14th December to make sure we receive the money in time to buy the presents.

    Best wishes, Gemma, plus the mum's and the staff from Midlands Women's Aid.

    For more information about Midlands Women's Aid please visit facebook , twitter or visit their website .

    Christmas is the time of year where the rate of Domestic Abuse in the household increases and children are more likely to witness the abuse or become a victim themselves. This fundraising will help the refuge immensely. Due to limited funding we rely heavily on donations, and this appeal will ensure that the children will have a positive experience away from the family home and Midlands Women’s Aid believe that no child should be forgotten at Christmas. For many children this will be their first abuse free Christmas and a gift from Santa will help establish and affirm that they are now in a safe and loving environment. Bringing the magic of Christmas and human generosity back to the lives for both the children and their mothers.

    - Catherine Saunders, CEO at Midlands Women’s Aid , Registered Charity Number: 1055578

    STATISTICS

    According to the NSPCC around 1 in 5 children have been exposed to domestic abuse, domestic abuse is a factor in over half of serious case reviews, and a third of children witnessing domestic violence also experienced another form of abuse. 130,000 children live in households with high-risk domestic abuse, and Children exposed to domestic violence are more likely to have behavioural and emotional problems.

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    • Gemma Burman2 years ago
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    • Gemma Burman2 years ago
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      2 years ago

      Hello, another update, more deliveries have arrived today. My dog isn’t one of them, she’s just really enthusiastic about Christmas and wanted to be involved.

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    • Gemma Burman2 years ago
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      2 years ago

      Just to update you all. I’ve been very busy the last two days buying and ordering presents. Everything should be delivered tomorrow and only 5 children have a little bit of money left each for some more bits and bobs. But all children have their requested present! I also have 30 AA Batteries and 8 AAA Batteries to buy! Thank you to everyone for their donations 🙏🏻😁

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    Supporters

    31

    • Julie

      Julie

      Dec 13, 2018

      Merry Christmas Gemma you are doing a really lovely kind thing x x

      £5.00

    • Kin Ling

      Kin Ling

      Dec 13, 2018

      Brilliant work. Hope this small token helps your cause.

      £20.00

    • Amanda Simons

      Amanda Simons

      Dec 12, 2018

      Well done Gemma. Donated on behalf of two 15 year olds who are fortunate enough to be safe and warm every Christmas

      £20.00

    • Siân

      Siân

      Dec 12, 2018

      I saw the article on Leftlion and I think it's such a lovely idea. I've given toiletries to yourselves over Christmas in previous years so really pleased to be able to help in a small way once again.

      £20.00

    • Alice Timson

      Alice Timson

      Dec 12, 2018

      Worthy cause. Every child deserves to be safe and have the magic of Christmas in their lives.

    • Ash

      Ash

      Dec 12, 2018

      Saw the article on leftlion.co.uk and thought it was a great cause. Good luck getting to your target :)

      £20.00

    • Tara Hicks

      Tara Hicks

      Dec 12, 2018

      Such a worthy cause, everyone deserves a little bit of happiness xxx

      £10.00

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    Gemma Burman

    Gemma Burman

    Nottingham, UK

    My name is Gemma, I'm 33 and from Nottingham. I chose this cause because Midlands Women's Aid is a small charity running on a small amount of government funding. They rely on donations to help keep their service going.

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