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Your Support at Christmas Will Keep Women and Children Safe 365 Days a Year

January 5, 2023

We want to offer a special word of thanks to people across Meath for supporting our recent Christmas Appeal.

Every year we see a surge in calls for help after Christmas and into January. It can be a really difficult time of year for families where there is violence or abuse at home. Feelings of isolation are often heightened during the Christmas period and January can be a tipping point for many women who were trying to keep things together for Christmas.

The donations and support we receive here in Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Services are critical for us to maintain our services throughout the year for the women who need us.

While we receive core funding from the State, we need to raise money every year to pay for heating, electricity and maintenance of our building, as well as pay for additional supports like vouchers for food, new toys for children, food for our refuge facility, counselling for women and play and music therapy for children.

Thank you for your continued support.

All the staff at Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Services

It’s never too late to help. Any donation makes a vital difference to a woman or family in our community who is recovering from violence.

€50 will pay for a grocery voucher for a family
€100 will fund two counselling sessions for a woman recovering from abuse
€250 will provide four sessions of play therapy for a child
€435 will keep the lights on and heat the refuge for one week

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