At Watson Ramsbottom we’re getting into the festive mood with 12 days of Christmas related content. With Christmas fun, special offers and perhaps even a giveaway or two, come back each day for another slice of festive cheer.
So we’ve had a lot of fun up to this point, but today we’re focusing on a more serious Christmas issue.
As Christmas approaches, at Watson Ramsbottom we’re thinking of those children who Santa may not visit.
Women’s refuges provide support to women at times they need it most. We have several in our local area, all of which are assisting women and children escaping domestic abuse.
We want to take this additional pressure off those affected in this way, and ensure that every child in our local women’s refuge receives a present without exception.
For the past few years, Kalya Parker-Livesey, one of our amazing Family solicitors, has been requesting colleagues buy an extra present when Christmas shopping.
These are to be given to children or women spending Christmas in one of our local women’s refuges.
Most women in the refuges have fled their homes urgently with their children due to domestic abuse and often leave with only the clothes they are wearing. Subsequently, Christmas can be a difficult and emotional time for the children and the women.
When organising this collection in previous years, we have received enough donated toys to ensure that every child at the refuges we have delivered to have received a gift on Christmas day, which is just amazing! And looking at the donations provided here, we should hopefully be able to do the same again this year.
My mission this Christmas was to ensure that each child at the local women’s refuges we attend have a present to open on Christmas morning.
Christmas can be a difficult time for both the women and children that have fled abuse and so it was very important to me that we pull together as a firm and make a difference this year.
I am so pleased with the generosity of our staff members as we have received enough gifts to achieve this mission and hopefully put a smile on the faces of the women and children affected.
Please see below an image of the collection of presents received this year, which will be distributed this week.
We’ll be back tomorrow for Day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas