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Press Release December 1999 

 Don’t suffer Alone this Christmas Help is at hand…..  

Silent Night, Violent Night.

All is cold after the fight.

Mother and child wait patiently

Until they know its safe to break free.


There are no wise men.

There's no bright star.

But they are weary

They've travelled far.

They see a light, the refuge is there.

Is there any room?

Will they turn us away?

She cries out in despair.


The door is opened.

She feels the warmth.

We are full but don't worry

We'll make room for you anyway.


 These are the words of a survivor of domestic abuse.

Last year ten women weren't so lucky, they died as a result of domestic violence.

If you need advice support, refuge or a listening ear please remember the Women’s Aid 24 hour Helpline is there to help you ;

01232 331818

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