Books boost for refuges

June 02 2014

WOMEN using refuges and other services provided by the local charity Survive are benefiting from a gift of books from Emersons Green Library.

presentation-to-SurviveWOMEN using refuges and other services provided by the local charity Survive are benefiting from a gift of books from Emersons Green Library.

Librarian Gill Clayton bid for the collection of books from The Reading Agency as part of a World Book Night initiative to encourage reading.

She handed over the books to Ruth Wood, from the charity, who said they would be used at Survive's three South Gloucestershire refuges, among the women who attend support groups and parenting and outreach sessions, and for the women and men with whom the charity works at A&E.

Gill Clayton said: “It was great to hand over the books for Survive. I hope they bring a lot of pleasure.”

Survive offers practical and emotional support, accommodation, information and education for women, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence and abuse.

For further information about its services, visit its website www.survivedev.org.uk