This week, we’d like to help change the life of 64 children living in refuges in Wales.
These children had to flee their homes with their mums, because of domestic violence. They often left with no notice and have minimal – and in some cases no – belongings. They had to leave their schools, their friends, their books and toys and now find themselves living in a refuge in one little room with their family. I can’t even imagine how that must feel for a child.
The 4 refuges we would like to help are run by the charity, Llamau - Caerphilly Women’s Services. Each of their 4 refuges has a playroom, which have a few second-hand toys and books that have been donated. But the rooms are tired and very much in need of a revamp.
One of the outreach workers for the refuges asked if we might be able to do something to help make these rooms a happier place for the children to be. So of course we said yes!
They have asked the children what they would like to have in their playroom, and we have used their answers to create an Amazon wishlist filled with everything needed to fill the playrooms in all 4 refuges. They also worked with the children to come up with ideas of how to create a space that feels safe and comfortable. So we will also be helping to redecorate the rooms.
With your help, we would love to give these children – and all the children who will have to live in the refuges in the future – somewhere wonderful to play.