Hello friends of NDADA

Thank you so much for taking a few moments to read this. Five minutes of your time could help one of Devon’s vulnerable children and their mum today.

As you know, North Devon Against Domestic Abuse (NDADA) runs the only Refuge in the whole of Devon for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

The work we usually do is complicated, but things just got many times more difficult as a result of the lockdown.

Evidence from China and Italy has shown a huge increase in domestic violence during the pandemic and we have already seen an upswing in requests for help.

Women and children who can usually escape to a refuge or safe house have been confined with their abuser – and although new rules have allowed exceptions to the Covid-19 restrictions so that those experiencing domestic abuse are now able to leave or move between households for their safety, this is not widely known.

To help us help these vulnerable women and children at the current time, we’ve just launched a Just Giving Covid-19 emergency appeal. We are asking the public and friends of NDADA to help us raise £10,000 to undertake this crucial, time-sensitive work.

Hundreds of Devon children and their mums are in the terrifying situation of being locked in with their abusers – frightened, vulnerable and in danger.

In addition to helping fund places at Refuge, the fund will support activities such as online support services which women can access remotely (and without the fear of being discovered doing so).
Our registered charity receives no dedicated public funding for this service.

How you can help us

  • Please share the social media posts so we can spread the word.
  • Make a donation to the Just Giving appeal – whether £1, £50 or £500, all donations help. Donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/NDADA-Covid
  • Become a fundraiser on Just Giving and invite people to support your NDADA campaign

Thank you – on behalf of the children and women in Devon who will receive help as a result of your support and generosity.

Sue Wallis

NDADA chief executive