STFC supporters made a difference to children in refuge this Easter

By Jamie Hill - 2 April 2024

  • Staff & volunteers from SDASS fundraising at STFC

    Staff & volunteers from SDASS fundraising at STFC

Children in Jenni’s House, Swindon’s refuge for those fleeing domestic abuse, had lots to look forward to this Easter thanks to the generosity of Swindon Town Football Club fans.

  • Staff & volunteers from SDASS fundraising at STFC

    Staff & volunteers from SDASS fundraising at STFC

STFC invited staff and volunteers from Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service (SDASS) to attend home matches to raise money and already this season fans have dropped over £1600 into the fundraising buckets.

This money was put towards Easter activities for the 26 children, aged from babes in arms to teenagers, who are currently living in the refuge.

Jo Eamey, CEO of SDASS, explained: “Making life as ‘normal’ as possible is vitally important for the families who live in the refuge.  With the Easter holidays coming up, and so many of the children being off school, we aimed to put on as many activities as possible to help them feel settled and at home here, and to make new, happy memories together.

“Our dedicated team held lots of Easter craft workshops and other fun activities, including making Easter baskets, an egg hunt and tombola, and making and sharing a picnic together.  We also put on a special trip to a local activity centre for the children and their mums, which everyone is very much looked forward to!

“The team works hard to make our families feel immediately welcome and at home here, and these donations mean that we can put on more for the families and make their time at the refuge something that they will look back on as a positive time.”

If you need advice for yourself or a friend relating to Domestic Abuse, call the confidential 24/7 Helpline, which is always answered by an Advisor, on 01793 610610.

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