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Will you help women and children fleeing domestic violence this Christmas?

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My name is Hollie and I’m looking forward to my first happy Christmas in nearly a decade. For years it was hell. I was abused and tormented, both physically and verbally, by my partner. Christmas is a time of year when we should be thankful for what we have. So today, I’d like to thank you personally for helping Refuge help me. But out there, this Christmas, there are thousands more women and children who urgently need the help and support that Refuge can provide.

Please, give whatever you can today.

Your money could help provide emergency clothing, food and toiletries. It could help pay for a place in a refuge, meaning a woman like me can wake up feeling safe on Christmas day and look forward to a hot, nourishing Christmas meal, far away from danger and surrounded by people who care.

Without you, Refuge can’t carry on helping people like me. Thank you for your support today.

Read Hollie’s story…

“Hollie is looking forward to her first happy Christmas in nearly a decade”

Read Hollie’s story…

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For every £1 of voluntary income that Refuge receives, 79p goes direct to our charitable activities. The rest goes towards governance, administration costs and enabling us to raise vital income in the future.

For more information, please contact the fundraising team. You can also read our supporter promise.

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You can send a cheque donation to us in the post. Please make a note of your name, address and any notes relating to the donation and send these details along with your cheque to:

Fundraising, Refuge, 4th Floor, International House, 1 St Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1UN.

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