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July 2017 - Donation from the Progressive Building Society Omagh

Omagh Women’s Aid were delighted to be chosen by their local branch of the Progressive Building Society to receive a fantastic £5000 donation.

Handing over the cheque, branch manager Amanda Wilson explained that she and the staff in the branch had heard about the life-saving services run by Omagh Women’s Aid and it struck a chord with her and her staff team. They wanted to make a donation that would make an impact and benefit people in the Omagh area.

Omagh Women’s Aid are, like many other organisations, being hit by cuts to budgets. Last year, Omagh Women’s Aid provided accommodation to 42 women and 29 children. A further 105 women and 58 children were supported in the community. The money from Progressive Building Society will go towards helping these women and children build a better future for themselves, free from violence and fear.

In the picture:

Left to Right - Crystal (student placement) Joanne (Children's worker), Amanda (Progressive Building Society Branch Manager), Orla (Team Leader)


Omagh Women's Aid - What do we do?
Provide confidential support, information and emergency accommodation for women and children affected by domestic violence.

What is Domestic violence?

Domestic violence is the intentional and persistent physical, emotional or sexual abuse of a woman and her children, in a way that causes pain, distress or injury and can lead to loss of life.


Any woman can experience domestic violence, regardless of her age, race, nationality, social class, sexuality, disability, marital status or religious belief.


Domestic violence is a crime.


24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline Call: 0808 802 1414. Text SUPPORT to 07797805839.  Freephone from all landlines and mobiles.  Translation service available. 




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