Platform Housing Group has donated £600 to Boston Women’s Aid so they can host a Christmas party for the families and children they support, who are living in refuge accommodation, during the festive season.
Platform’s annual Christmas Kindness Campaign will see the housing association donate £60,000 to support local specialist organisations, charities, food banks and events across their communities.
Boston Women’s Aid has been providing specialist Domestic Abuse Services for over 36 years. Their services have grown over the years and they now support men, women and children who are living with or have experienced domestic abuse, along with those living in temporary refuge accommodation.
Platform’s Chief Operations Officer, Marion Duffy said, “Domestic violence can happen to anyone and destroys lives, which is why we have donated to this vitally important charity, to help them spread a little festive cheer to the women and children living in refuge accommodation, this Christmas.
“Running in the heart of our communities the organisations we support, like Boston Women’s Aid, offer a vital lifeline to people who are experiencing daily and ongoing challenges to help them get back on their feet.
”Boston Women’s Aid’s Domestic Abuse Funding and Communications Officer, Chloe Waters said, “The funds donated by Platform will enable us to put on a Christmas party for our 17 families living in refuge accommodation.
“We are overwhelmed by the kindness of Platform’s donation as this is something we have not been able to do before and are so excited to be able to make Christmas magical for our families, as most of the children will never have previously experienced an enjoyable Christmas.”