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Will you help keep a mother and her children safe this Christmas?

For most of us, Christmas is a precious time spent with our families and loved ones. But for thousands of women the festive season offers only fear and violence – something Karen* and her daughter discovered first-hand. This Christmas many women will have to endure life with an abusive and controlling man. But while Karen and her daughter escaped and found a home in one of our refuges, not all women are so fortunate. Every week, two women in England and Wales are killed by a current or former partner.

This means there will be children facing Christmas this year without their mum.

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*Names have been changed to protect the women and children we support

Karen’s story

Christmas was awful with my ex-husband. On Christmas day my kids and I would have to wait for him before we were able to open our presents …

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