The Annual Comfort and Joy Campaign helps those who are staying in refuges as a result of experiencing domestic abuse, as well as other vulnerable families who are struggling at Christmas.
Jointly organised by the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership and the Daventry District Over 50’s Forum, its aim is to provide them with a few gifts and treats, as well as food, toiletries and other essential items. The project also raises awareness of domestic abuse, incidents of which tend to increase over the Christmas period.
Drop off points are at the Daventry District Council offices, in Lodge Road, Daventry, at Daventry Police Station, in New Street, at Daventry Fire Station, in Staverton Road and at the South Northamptonshire Council offices at The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, up to and including Friday 11 December (early date for quarantine purposes).
All of the items donated will go directly to local people living in refuges as well as other vulnerable families in Daventry District, South Northamptonshire and the wider county area this Christmas.
People can also donate money on the campaign's Go Fund Me site
Anyone who is experiencing domestic violence is urged to call the Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service 24-hour helpline on 0300 0120154 or visit the Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service website
People can also access support through the Love Doesn’t Hurt campaign
Emma Parry, Cert HE Open, Cert Soc Sci
Community Projects Officer
Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4FP