Help us support families affected by domestic abuse in Orkney

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We love it when people get involved to help us support families affected by domestic abuse in Orkney. As a charity, Women’s Aid Orkney receives funding to run the refuge and provide support services. But that doesn’t include the extra things that we do to support women in crisis.

There are a number of ways to donate to Women’s Aid Orkney to support us and the women and families we work with:

  • Regular Donation
  • Earn money for free when you shop online
  • Donate clothes and Toys
  • Organise a fundraiser
  • Give your time

Regular Donations

It’s easy to set up a regular donation and you can cancel at any time by letting us know or cancelling your direct debit via your bank. Whatever you can afford, regular donations make a huge difference to our work:

  • £5 could help provide a crisis food package for a single woman.
  • £10 could help provide a crisis food package for a family
  • £15 could help provide an emergency bag with basic clothes and toiletries
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Easy Fundraising – for free

Earn free money for us when you shop online by registering on www.easyfundraising.org.uk and selecting Women’s Aid Orkney as your chosen charity. Then when you shop online with affiliated retailers (from amazon to booking.com or John Lewis) a % of your shop will be donated to us at no extra cost to you. Win win!


Just Text Giving

Send a message: ‘WAOS16 £10 to 70070 to donate £10′.


Clothes, toys and household goods

Women’s Aid Orkney tries to keep a stock of spare cloths, toys and household goods. We do have very limited storage space, but if you are having a clear out, why not contact us to see if any of it might be useful either for use in the refuge or to contribute to our fundraising activities.


Fundraising

Consider organising a community event to raise money for Women’s Aid Orkney.

It could be anything from a sponsored challenge to a dress down day, a coffee morning to a bingo night or even a fashion show.

Recent examples include

  • the Longship Spring fling Catwalk in March 2018 which raised over £1,200 for our ‘Making a Difference Fund’;
  • Bisgeos Walk/Run in Westray 2018 which raised £2758

You can follow us on facebook for news of upcoming fundraisers, or subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date via email. 


Time

If you’d prefer to donate your time, that’s great too. Check out the Help Us section of the website and find out how you can get involved.