Musgrave MarketPlace raises €65,000 for Women’s Aid
The money raised will go towards support services to prevent and address the impact of domestic violence and abuse across Ireland.
Musgrave MarketPlace has raised €65,000 for Women’s Aid throughout 2022. Funds raised by Musgrave MarketPlace will go towards helping women and children subjected to domestic violence including coercive control.
Women’s Aid is a leading national frontline organisation supporting women and children subjected to domestic violence in Ireland. They also act for justice and social change by raising awareness, advocating for legal and systems change, and providing expert training to frontline organisations and employers on how to respond to anyone disclosing abuse.
To raise the money for Women’s Aid vital support services, hundreds of events were held by Musgrave MarketPlace colleagues the across the country. The team was tasked with creating fundraising ideas which included bake and cake sales, charity head shaves, fitness challenges, cycling events and raffles. The 2022 donation of €65,000 brings Musgrave MarketPlace’s total charity partner donations to over €360,000 since 2017.
Commenting on the announcement, Marta Hliwa, Head of Human Resources at Musgrave MarketPlace said: ‘I would like to thank the Musgrave MarketPlace team who put a huge amount of time and effort into raising these much-needed funds for Women’s Aid. Throughout the year, we have seen the amazing work Women’s Aid do to support women experiencing domestic abuse and violence. I am delighted to announce our partnership has resulted in us being able to donate the figure of €65,000.’
Emma Greally, Digital, Community and Events Project Leader at Women’s Aid said: “We are sincerely grateful to Musgrave MarketPlace for its incredibly generous support to Women’s Aid in 2022, which helps, and will continue to help, us provide a vital range of practical wrap-around supports for women who are experiencing domestic abuse and violence. Demand for Women’s Aid’s services has never been higher, so your significant partnership will ensure we can reach more women with our vital, life-changing services. Thank you so much to Musgrave MarketPlace and their wonderful customers.”
Avril Carroll-Long, HR Manager, Musgrave MarketPlace Ballymun & Sallynoggin; Emma Greally, Digital, Community and Events Project Leader at Women’s Aid; Marta Hliwa, Head of Human Resources, Musgrave MarketPlace