DOMESTIC violence victims have been given a spot of festive pampering thanks to the kindness of a community project’s supporters.
Silent Nights, based in Tyldesley, donated 14 pamper hampers donated by residents and businesses to Wigan charity Drop In and Share (Dias) to be given to women who have been in abusive relationships or experienced violence in the home.
Project founder Liz Douglas got in touch with friends and businesses across the borough to help Dias, which offers support, training and children’s counselling to those who have suffered domestic abuse.
Silent Nights is based at the Kings Church Centre and founder Liz hopes the hampers full of little luxuries will ensure Dias’s service users will know they are not forgotten at a time which can be extremely difficult for them.
Liz said: “We decided to support the ladies through Dias because Christmas is an even more challenging time of the year for those suffering domestic violence. Every woman should feel special, especially at Christmas.”
Dias chief officer Jeanette Bailey said: “We are extremely grateful for these gifts. This is the first time we have been able to treat our ladies as well as their children.”
Right: Liz Douglas, Jeanette Bailey and Emma Collings with some of the Pamper Hampers which will be given to women who have suffered domestic violence