This week only, all your donations are doubled

From midday on 1 December to midday 8 December, all donations to Hestia are automatically doubled through the Big Give’s #ChristmasChallenge20.

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Your doubled donation will help to keep our emergency domestic abuse refuge open, providing a safe place for children to begin to recover from the trauma of domestic abuse.

This December, all that children who have experienced domestic abuse want is a Christmas without fear.

This year, home has not been a safe place for everyone. During lockdown, there was a 40 per cent increase in people trying to access our domestic abuse refuges.

In response, we partnered with national and local government to open an emergency refuge for children and their mums fleeing abuse at home.

However, the funding for the refuge is time limited. It will not see us through the winter.

Without these additional refuge spaces, we will have to turn away women and their children at high risk of harm.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone. But for children living with profound trauma, it has prolonged recovery.

Children have been isolated from friends and family and are often living in completely new areas after escaping domestic abuse. Unable to make friends and play, they have been isolated in their bedrooms for their safety. This could significantly impact their mental health and education.

As well as helping to keep our emergency domestic abuse refuge open, your doubled donations will help us to provide tailored support to ensure children can recover from what they have experienced.

With your support, there is a life beyond this crisis.

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