Christmas Shoebox Appeal for Victims of Domestic Violence 2017

Each year many children spend their Christmas Day in a refuge but because they have had to leave their home to escape domestic violence. They have very little, sometimes only the few clothes they have fled with.

Donating a shoe box or gift bag this Christmas is a wonderful gift to give and bring smiles back to the faces of these families who have suffered horrendous ordeals.

Shoebox Contents

When putting together shoe boxes and gift bag together please can you make sure that items are age and stage appropriate for child you are wishing your shoe box / gift bag to be donated to, and label who it is for:

Primary Aged Child (girl/boy)
Secondary Aged Child (boy/girl)
Mother or Father

Clothes, toys, games, toiletries, If you wish to put chocolate or sweets in please make sure none contain nuts due to nut allergies.

Berkshire Appeal by BWA

Berkshire Women’s Aid provides advice, support and refuge services to victims of domestic abuse and our aim is to ensure everyone helped by BWA has a gift this Christmas.

Any shoe boxes or gifts are much appreciated. Please don’t wrap individual items and leave the boxes openable so that items can be added.

Collection points on Hungerford High Street:

Dickins Hopgood Chidley Solicitors
Nye & Co Estate Agents

Deadline: Friday 15 December

Facebook Group: BWA Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Coordinator: Lou Evans 07917 058523

Wiltshire Appeal by HVDV

For more information and to read reactions from the recipients of the gifts in previous years, please visit or facebook group HVDV Christmas Shoebox Appeal HVDV also helps families to sustain independence and help them to start a new life without the abuse they once suffered. To contact HDVD please call 07772 003353 or email

Deadline: Monday 4 December
Collection Points:
Kennet Furniture Refurbiz, Unit 6B (5), Hopton Park Indus’l Estate, London Road, Devizes SN10 2EU
01380 720722Opening Times:
Mon -Thursday   8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday  8:30am – 4pm
1st Saturday of the Month 9:30am -12:30pm
David Dudley Jeweller, 113 The High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1LT
(01672) 514008
Stove Hunters, The French Barn,Harepath Farm, Burbage, SN8 3BT
Mon- Fri 10am-4pmSWINDON
Swindon Children’s Scrapstore, Unit 2A, Darby Close, Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, SwindonTuesday- Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
01793 513982.Swindon Fire Station, Drove Road, Swindon

Salisbury Fire Station, Ashley Road, Salisbury, SP2 7TN

Tinkers Lane Surgery, Tinkers Lane Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 7AT
01793 852131

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