15 December 2020
Local Solicitors To Go Extra Mile For Women’s Aid NI
Ryan Elliott and John Murphy will be undertaking a gruelling half-marathon
of 13.1miles on Christmas Day to help raise urgent funds for Women's Aid -
Commenting Ryan said:
“As Solicitors in Newry, we have often witnessed the
brilliant work of Women's Aid Armagh Down in particular. We have observed many
clients, many of whom have fled violence and abuse in their own homes, take
back control and re-build their lives with the help and support of Women's Aid.
has proven a heavy burden on Women's Aid's resources and they are currently
struggling to sustain their core services. They are requesting urgent donations
to continue providing basic amenities such as food vouchers and bedding for
those women and children who have sought refuge.
will be running regardless of rain, hail or snow to raise funds for this wonderful
importance of supporting the service is underscored by the statistics with
32,015 domestic abuse incidents in Northern Ireland between November 2019-2020.
number of domestic abuse crimes over this period rose to 18,885, an increase of
over 9 percent, the third highest toll since 2004/05 with 51 crimes recorded
every single day.
public can support Ryan and John on their fundraising endeavour by donating at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/run-for-womens-aid