Dundalk Women's Aid in thanks to local community
Dundalk Women's Aid have issued a statement of thanks to the local community, for the support of the charity's work over the last year.
Women's Aid Dundalk is a Domestic Violence Service providing a range of services to women and children who are/have experienced domestic violence, and to the wider community.
A spokeswoman said: '2018 was again a very busy year for the organisation and we would like to thank all those that helped, supported or contributed in any way to the work that we do. We have received support from individuals in the community, local businesses , students from local schools including primary, secondary and third level, community groups, churches, the pop up shop, donations via the Christmas giving tree etc.'
She explained that support for the work of Women's Aid Dundalk, came in various ways, financially in many forms from individual cash donations from young people still in school right through to pensioners, local businesses and organisations selecting Women's Aid Dundalk to be one of the charities they supported in 2018, and many social clubs within local companies/organisations also choosing them to benefit from their fund-raising activities.
'While finance is extremely important to an organisation like Women's Aid Dundalk, it's not the only way that we received support in the past year; we had many donations of food, toys, bedding, toiletries, back to school supplies etc. We also had many offers of furniture, electrical goods etc. which we couldn't accept due to space or existing need .'
She added: 'The extent of the support received in 2018 has been amazing and Women's Aid Dundalk just want to acknowledge all those who have helped us to meet the needs of the organisation at it seeks to support women and children. on their journey.'