Posted on Thursday, August 2 2012 at 8am
Just two months into our Refuge ‘Bears & Squares’ campaign, and we have some very good news to share with you. With your help we’ve raised £1,000 already!
As you probably know, our aim is to raise £10,000 in total but this is a great start.
Thank you so much if you have made a donation to Refuge via our Justgiving page, and have knitting a teddy bear or blanket to be given to a child staying at the charity’s ‘safe houses’.
The charity Refuge helps women and families who experience domestic violence to rebuild their lives. As well as providing emergency accommodation through its network of ‘safe houses’, Refuge offers emotional and practical support, legal expertise and services which can be accessed in the community. Women and children fleeing abuse often arrive at these refuges with nothing but the clothes they are wearing, which is why we are keen to help offer warmth and comfort in the shape of these handknitted items.
And please, please, please continue to give generously. We still have a long way to go before we reach our £10,000 goal!
Please send your completed blankets and teddy bears to Fundraising/Simply Knitting, Refuge, 4th Floor, International House, 1 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1UN. Donations of single squares cannot be accepted.
If you need advice about any aspect of domestic violence, please visit Refuge. The website 1in4women run in partnership with Avon, also has a wealth of accessible information for concerned friends and family members.