Representatives from Swindon Women’s Aid visited Sainsbury’s store in Stratton today and were delighted to be presented with several boxes of brand new clothing.
The charity runs a refuge in the town to care for victims of domestic abuse, some of who arrive on the hostel’s doorstep with nothing more than the clothes they stand up in, so the gift of warm clothing is something that will be well received.
Speaking for Swindon Women’s Aid, Natasha Wilson was quick to thank the store saying “We are really grateful to our friends at Sainsbury’s for this kind gesture and can assure them that these items will be put to very good use.”
Val Atwill, Store Manager at Stratton, was equally enthusiastic, and said: “We got to know the charity very well last Christmas when we organised a donation point for them and our generous customers and colleagues gave an astounding amount of four and a half trolley loads of vital items such as toothbrushes, underwear, washing gear and clothing.
“When this opportunity came up we immediately thought of Swindon Women’s Aid and the brilliant work they do. We know that these items will come in very handy and we are delighted to be able to help.”