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Jersey War Tunnels hosts open evening in aid of Jersey Women’s Refuge

17/08/2018

Jersey War Tunnels invites islanders to attend an open evening on 25th August at 6pm to raise money for Jersey Women’s Refuge, which supports women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

At the open evening, visitors will be able to walk around the Tunnels to learn what life was really like for islanders living in Jersey during WWII. All donations from the event will go towards Jersey Women’s Refuge, which is the only independent domestic violence charity in Jersey that provides a 24-hour, confidential service, offering practical and emotional support to local women and children suffering from abuse.

Helping the local community

This is the second event of its kind that Jersey War Tunnels has hosted with the last one being in 2015, which raised over £600 for the Nixon Hansford Trust - a child who suffers from a muscle weakness condition.

Operations Manager at Jersey War Tunnels, Kathy Bechelet, said: ‘At Jersey War Tunnels, we believe it’s important to do our part in helping the local community, which is why we are hosting this charity open evening.

‘Jersey Women’s Refuge is a great charity, which carries out vital work to support women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse. I know many of the support workers from the charity and they work tremendously hard and long hours, and make a huge difference to people’s lives. I feel passionate about supporting this charity, knowing that there will always be somewhere for women to go if they need help. I hope as many people attend the event as possible to raise money for such a worthy cause,’ she added.

Save the date!

The event will be held at Jersey War Tunnels on Saturday 25th August 2018 from 6pm until 8:30pm and is open to all islanders and visitors.

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