Wanderlust Life’s Christmas Cause 2023 | North Devon Against Domestic Abuse
In the season of goodwill, Wanderlust Life is teaming up with North Devon Against Domestic Violence (NDADA), a charity that supports women and their children who are fleeing abuse.
Domestic abuse spikes around Christmas, peaking over the three-day period of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and December 27. When people are forced to flee their homes after a domestic incident, they may only have the clothes on their backs. So this year, we’re raising awareness and funds for North Devon Against Domestic Abuse (NDADA). Through a purpose-built building and two safe houses, NDADA provides temporary refuge to women and their children who need a safe place after leaving an abusive relationship.
Want to support the campaign? Join us!
Bring a present
to the gift drive
From Friday 24 November to Friday 1 December, drop off new, unwrapped gifts at our Braunton store to be distributed by NDADA to its clients. Here’s the wish list: adult colouring books, mindfulness books, journals, pens, crayons, slipper socks, nice tea, coffee mugs, calendars, hot chocolate mug sets, toiletry gift sets, chocolate, sweets, nail varnish, home fragrance, small wall hangings and quotes, diaries, hats, gloves, scarves, wheat bags, pampering kits and adult craft sets.
Join us for a
Film night fundraiser
On Wednesday 29 November at 7pm at the Museum of British Surfing, we’re hosting Campfire Tales, a curated selection of international surf films featuring women. Tickets are £5 at Eventbrite and proceeds go to NDADA. The films coincide with the museum’s current exhibition “The Women of British Surfing” and take viewers from the Basque Country to Norway to Baja and beyond.
Take to the sea
for a paddle-out
On Sunday 3 December at 10am, NDADA is holding a paddle-out at our local beach, Saunton Sands. Don a wetsuit, grab a surfboard, paddle out back and circle up with new friends while taking a moment in nature to raise awareness and create solidarity for the cause.
To support the cause
Through a purpose-built building and two safe houses, NDADA runs the only refuge in Devon for women and their children who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence. But it needs our help – NDADA receives no government funding and relies on donations to continue this critical work.
Sign up for more local events
NDADA is participating in 16 Days of Action, an annual campaign that takes place between 25 November (the International Day Against Violence Against Women) and 10 December (World Human Rights Day). The campaign is a global call for an end to gender-based violence and for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. There are events all around the country so get involved!