Women’s Aid is one of those charities which you don’t really hear that much about, although it has been going for 35 years. Well, I certainly hadn’t until fairly recently. However, it is one of those charities which could make a real difference to you, or one of your friends or family members. It provides a place of refuge for women who are suffering Domestic violence. The statistics are frightening, Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women at some point in their lifetime. You most probably know someone who is suffering, they most probably are not telling anyone. Recent statistics from the Women’s Aid Annual Survey show that last year an estimated 18,000 women and 20,000 children lived in refuge accommodation in Women’s Aid’s national network of services.
I recently received a press release asking me to highlight Women’s Aid’s first charity single, ‘Take My Hand’. I am really happy to do so. The song has been written especially for the charity to help them raise vital funds to support abused women and children.
You can down load the song from Itunes here
The launch of Take My Hand on the 25th November marks the beginning of Women’s Aid’s activities to mark the ’16 days of Action’, where the charity will ask the public to help them take action against violence against women and children. For more information on the ‘16 Days of Action’, go to www.womensaid.org.uk.