Every woman and child should feel safe this Christmas: Buy a Christmas present for a child in a refuge

Refuge Christmas appeal

Every woman and child should feel safe this Christmas. You can help – here’s how. Buy a Christmas present for a child in a refuge.

This Christmas at Refuge, we expect to have 678 women and children staying with us. For many, it’ll be their first Christmas away from their abusers, after months of danger and fear.

So we’re asking people to give someone a happier Christmas by buying a present from our gift list. Donations will then be used to give the women and children we support gift cards so they can choose a present they will cherish all year round.

This holiday season, help a woman or child have a happy Christmas. We’ve got great gifts ranging from teddy bears to winter hats and coats. Take a look:

Choose your gift

Mariam* and her children arrived at our refuge with just a single suitcase, after years of physical abuse.

She says gifts from Refuge supporters made a huge difference. “Being able to choose a new toy meant so much to my sons – their faces would light up!”

It meant a lot to Mariam, too. “‘I remember receiving a bundle of toiletries and I was so touched, it almost made me cry,” she says. “It meant everything to know that someone cared about my family and they understood what we were going through.”

A simple act of kindness like buying crayons, a scarf, or toiletries can show a family like Mariam’s you’re thinking of them. Choose your gift now:

Buy a Christmas gift

Your generosity is genuinely life-changing and these are gifts that will never be forgotten.

*Mariam’s name has been changed to protect her privacy.


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