Young Swans donate to Women's Aid

5th September 2018
Under-23s

Swansea City's under-23 players have donated more than £1,000 to Swansea Women’s Aid.

With a team of around 20 specialist workers operating in the Swansea area, Women’s Aid supports females – with or without children – who are affected by domestic abuse.

The women-only organisation aims to tackle the issue of domestic abuse, which is defined as the misuse of power and control by one individual over another within a close relationship.

Their cause has been boosted by a cheque for £1,050 from players and staff of the development side, who selected Women’s Aid as one of their chosen charities.

The donation was greatly appreciated by office manager Kerry Jones.

“We were so grateful when (under-23 coach) Gary Richards phoned up informing us that the players had chosen Women’s Aid as their charity,” she said.

“It was so humbling to be told that there was a cheque waiting for us.”

Kerry is hopeful that further donations will follow as the organisation aims to continue its good work within the community.

“We are trying to get grants from the National Lottery and Children In Need,” she continued.

“We want to have lots of different people funding and enabling us to put on this wonderful charitable work.”

Swansea Women’s Aid workers have specialist knowledge on issues related to domestic abuse and how it can affect the lives of women and children.

As a specialist domestic abuse agency, they deliver support packages to meet the needs of women and children.

For further information, email swa@swanseawa.org.uk or telephone 01792 644683.