Sherry FitzGerald O’Meara Christmas Appeal for Esker HouseDecember 3, 2018
This Christmas “Giving” season , We at Sherry FitzGerald O’Meara wanted to support an amazing local organisation Esker House – Womens refuge and support service.
Esker House Women’s Refuge and Domestic Abuse Support Service provides temporary safe accommodation for women and their children and support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse is the physical, emotional, sexual or mental abuse of one person by another within close,intimate or family relationship.
In most situations the abuser uses a range of abusive behaviours to gain and ensure power and control over the other person and these abusive actions often get worse over time.
Domestic abuse can happen within any relationship and across all members of society. There are many indicators of domestic abuse. There are many behaviours and can indicate domestic abuse, you do not need to experience several, or all of them, for your relationship to be abusive.
At Esker House they have four family units which can house up to four women and sixteen children.
We have spoken to the team at Esker house this Christmas and offered to collect items for Christmas for the organisation.
Some of the items we are collecting
- New Baby toys
- New girls /boys toys
- Items for older kids
- Pajamas/slippers/hot water bottles
- Women’s gift sets
We will be collecting donations at our offices at 32 Mardyke Street until Friday 14th of December.
We hope everyone will join us in supporting this local organisation, they are a service that is under extreme pressure with increasing demand for their services.
A small donation from you could mean the world to someone this Christmas, so please support !!