Our Pyjama Appeal campaign, which takes place during November and December 2017, aims to raise the £10,000 needed to look after the 200 children we care for at the refuge each year. We run the only refuge in Devon for women and children fleeing domestic violence. The children often arrive in just the clothes they’re wearing, and so a pair of new pyjamas is essential, but your donation will also be spent on food and other care.

As well as seeking donations, we hope you will get involved in our fundraising event: Wear Your Pyjamas to Work or School day on Thursday November 30, 2017.

Here’s how you can get involved and help make a difference to those children this Christmas:

At work

Rally your colleagues and raise money for NDADA on Thursday November 30 by organising a Wear Your Pyjamas to Work day.

Just follow these six easy steps …

1. Check your employer is happy to support this important charity event.

2. Spread the word about your company or organisation getting involved in the Wear Your Pyjamas to Work day on November 30. Don’t forget to mention it on social media and use the hashtag #PJAppeal.

3. Download the campaign poster which you can print and stick up in your office. Don’t forget to ask your HR or marketing department to include it in staff notices.

4. Print the collection-bucket sticker to make your own collection bucket.

5. Ask everyone to pay £3 if they wear their PJs or £5 if they don’t!

6. Collections can be dropped into the Re:store shops in Barnstaple and Bideford – see here for addresses.

At school

Get your local school involved in this year’s PJ Appeal and help support children in Devon’s only refuge. Follow these six easy steps to find out how …

1. Check the leadership team is happy to support this important charity event.

2. Spread the word about your school’s involvement in the Wear Your Pyjamas to School day on November 30. Don’t forget to mention it on social media and use the hashtag #PJAppeal.

3. Download the campaign poster which you can print and stick up in the staff room and around the school. Don’t forget to ask your HR department to include it in staff and student notices.

4. Print the collection-bucket sticker to make your own collection bucket.

5. Ask everyone to pay £3 if they wear their PJs or £5 if they don’t!

6. Collections can be dropped into the Re:store shops in Barnstaple and Bideford – see here for addresses.

Individually

If you’re not the pyjama-parading type, there are other ways that you can help.

1. Spread the word! Take a photo in your favourite PJs and post on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #PJAppeal. Don’t forget to tag (@healthyrelationshipsdevon – Facebook and @FriendsOfNDADA – Twitter) us so that we can share your snaps.

2. Text 70070 with the message ‘PJAP17 £3‘ to donate £3.

3. Head to our JustGiving PJ Appeal page to donate an amount of your choice.

We would like to give special thanks to Brewer Harding & Rowe for their support in this campaign.

Donations received will be spent on pyjamas and other items needed to care for women and children at Refuge.