Taking on February challenge for Women’s Aid

by Rose Barrett
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Deputy Louise O’Reilly (SF) is calling on Dublin women to join her in supporting a really good cause.

“I’m taking on the ‘Walk 80km in February Challenge’ to raise money for Women’s Aid and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little, anything helps,” said Deputy O’Reilly. 

“Thank you for your support. One in four women experience some form of domestic abuse in Ireland and Women’s Aid is there to listen, believe and support women every day on the 24hr National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 through their one-to-one support services. 

Deputy Louise O’Reilly SF

“They also link women in with local support services close to where they live. Last year, Women’s Aid answered over 21,000 calls from women from all across Ireland whose partners or exes were emotionally, physically, sexually and/or financially abusive.”

Women’s Aid also found women who reported their children being exposed to the abuse by their father. 

“The 24hr National Helpline is a lifeline for women who need support. A safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to talk through what is happening at home or in relationships and get practical support and information. For more information on all the services Women’s Aid provide and on our work to end domestic violence in Ireland visit www.womensaid.ie.” stated Women’s Aid online.

Women’s Aid commended Deputy O’Reilly for her support which ‘means the world to us and because of Deputy O’Reilly’s fundraising, more women can live without fear.

“Together, we can drive positive change.”

Deputy O’Reilly stated donations can be made through her Facebook fundraising page with no fee charges deducted. “If you decide to give, you can choose who can see that you donated or donate privately.”

See https://www.facebook.com/donate/849225729644835 on Facebook.

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