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Thank you for supporting our urgent Christmas appeal

Thank you for supporting our urgent Christmas appeal

6 December, 2023

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Thank you to everyone who supported our urgent appeal, the Big Give Christmas Challenge. We are overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity, raising £23,397 in just seven days. Each year we need to raise around £100,000 in addition to our mainstream funding, and so the funds raised in this campaign will have a huge impact on our charity and victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Yorkshire.

There's still time to donate and give families devastated by abuse and violence a Christmas to remember.

Children's Toy Parcel - £20
Many of the mothers and children we support at our refuges fled the family home in an emergency, leaving all their belongings behind. Your donation could give them new toys, games, and books, and make their Christmas special.

Christmas Dinner Parcel - £40
Make Christmas magical by donating a festive feast with all the trimmings for a family in one of our refuges.

A Night in a Refuge this Christmas - £60
Help a mother to escape abuse with her children and give the gift of safety, by donating the cost of a night in one of our refuges.

Run our Helpline this Christmas - £175
Your donation could help to run our free, confidential helpline for an hour, providing a literal lifeline for families trapped at home with an abuser this festive season.

Run a Refuge over Christmas - £500
Help us to give a warm welcome and a place of safety this Christmas to families who have fled abuse and violence.

Our supporters make a lifechanging difference to women, men and children whose lives have been devastated by abuse and violence, and there are so many ways you can get involved.

Regular Giving

A monthly gift is the best possible way to ensure we can be there for everyone who needs our help. In these difficult times charities like ours need your help more than ever, and even a small, regular donation will make a difference, helping us to plan our work and know how much income we’ll have in the future.
Your regular donation could help a mother escape to one of our refuges with her children, provide essential items including food, toiletries and nappies, or pay for a non-molestation order to keep them safe. If you can support IDAS with a regular donation, every time you hear about our lifesaving work you’ll know you’ve played a part in it.

Set up a regular or one-off donation now.

Amazon Wishlist

From warm pyjamas to socks, bedding and toiletries, donating an item is a great way to give a gift to a family in need, knowing it will be used and appreciated. We have set up an Amazon wish list for items we urgently need to support women, men and children who have experienced domestic abuse. It is so simple to use; browse our list and choose the items you would like to donate, make sure you select IDAS’ delivery address, and your kind gift will be sent directly to us from Amazon.


If you’re thinking of taking on a fundraising challenge for IDAS we’ll support you every step of the way, with inspiration, encouragement, resources, and ideas to help you reach your fundraising goal.
We have a number of charity places available in next year’s York 10K, taking place on Sunday 4th August. Places are limited; for more information and to secure your place, please get in touch at

Partnering with IDAS

Corporate support is a vital source of income for IDAS. By partnering with our charity, you will send a strong and positive message to your business community and team that you support anyone subject to domestic abuse or sexual violence in Yorkshire. Please get in touch to request a copy of our corporate fundraising guide -


If you haven't already, please consider signing up to easyfundraising, and raise free donations for IDAS when you shop online with over 6,000 retailers, including Marks & Spencer, Argos, Not on the High Street, ASOS, Dunelm, Sports Direct and many more. It takes two minutes to sign up - find out more.

Thank you for your continued support.

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