Winter Appeal: could you give a gift of a blanket or warm clothing? In London this winter, women who have fled abuse and exploitation to get their children to safety face another impossible choice. As the cost-of-living crisis deepens, they are struggling to make ends meet and keep their children warm and well. No mum should face this alone. Hestia has launched an emergency Winter Appeal to help prepare for the prospect of winter blackouts. Your charity gift will provide essential items for people in Hestia’s services. Supporters can choose from a range of items including blankets, hot water bottles and torches. This appeal comes at a time when demand for domestic abuse support is increasing – Hestia has seen a 38% increase in demand for domestic abuse refuge spaces and support in November, when compared to the average for the previous quarter. Do you have room for one more gift this winter? Support our emergency Winter Appeal and ensure that families who have escaped abuse and exploitation are kept safe and warm as they plan for their futures.