Womens Aid in Ballymena will be hosting a Coffee and Cake morning to raise funds for the Make It Better Appeal. The Make It Better Appeal supports children and young people affected by domestic abuse.
It is planned for Monday 18th May and will start at 10.30am. this is a great opportunity to grab a friend and instead of heading to a coffee shop for a chat, go to the Naomi Centre in Ballymena and support a worthwhile cause.
What is Domestic Violence and Abuse? Domestic violence is the intentional and persistent physical or emotional abuse of a woman or of a woman and her children in a way that causes pain, distress or injury.
Women’s Aid believe that domestic violence is a pattern of deliberate, intentional behaviour used to exercise control and power by one person over another, which may take place over a prolonged period of time:
‘Repeated physical, psychological, sexual or financial violence that takes place within an intimate or family type relationship and forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour’. (Source)
If you are worried about someone who is close to you, your family or if you yourself are experiencing domestic abuse then please talk to someone who can help. Call Women’s Aid or visit their website for help, support and advice.