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Our 2019 Christmas Appeal: Quality Time

4 Nov 2019 Article Image

This year, our Christmas appeal has the theme of “Quality Time”.  The women, children and young people we support tell us that one of the things they miss most, as they deal with the devastating effects of domestic abuse, is the ability to spend quality time together - doing activities both at home, and, out and about in the community. Women tell us their finances are so restricted that, however much they want to, they cannot afford these simple and enjoyable pleasures. So, based on their suggestions, we have put together a small list of items which we would like to be able to provide to help them to have quality time over the festive period. 

To get there we need your help.  If you would like to contribute, please take a look at the list below and decide which of the items you would like to donate.  Then, either post or deliver your gifts (unwrapped, please, so we can distribute in the way that best suits our women and children) to our offices at: 

Grampian Women's Aid
25 Greenfern Road
AB16 6TS

All of the items are available to women and to women who are mums and their children. However, if you wish to personalise such packs to be more suitable for one group or another, please do.

Cinema vouchers: gift cards work well as they have a long “use-by” period and can be used by women or by women with children depending on value.

Event tickets: for amateur pantomimes and productions in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire which women and women with children may attend.

Baking kits: to include rolling pin; pastry cutters; baking tray or tin; non-perishable foods; and recipe cards for baking goodies such as chocolate crispy cakes, cupcakes and flapjacks. Some fresh ingredients, such as milk, butter and eggs, would be supplied by Grampian Women’s Aid to complete the baking kit donation.

Craft kits: including cross stitch kits; knitting patterns with wool and needles; card making kits; and “Imagination Boxes” containing a variety of craft materials in which children can make whatever may take their fancy.

Books: good quality reading books; novels for all ages and genres; activity books; and vouchers for bookstores.

Stationery: small letter writing packs; children’s packs of pens, pencils and colouring books; and pens, pencils and sketch pad packs for older children.

Amazon vouchers: if donated, Grampian Women’s Aid will use these to purchase items from the above list.  Or for individual gifts if required, to ensure all the women, children and young people we support have a Christmas gift to allow them to enjoy quality time.

Amazon Wish List: we’ve also created a wish list containing some of the items we need for our “Quality Time” campaign along with resources to assist us throughout the year to support children experiencing domestic abuse.  So, if you prefer, you can choose your donations from our Wish List HERE 

If you have any queries or would like to arrange a visit to our offices for delivery, or for us to visit your workplace for large collections, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing info@grampian-womens-aid.com or calling 01224 593381 during office hours.

Thank you for considering supporting Grampian Women’s Aid.  All donations are very much appreciated by everyone in our Service and, especially, by the women, children and young people we support who have experienced domestic abuse.