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Jewellers Helping Donate To Women's Refuge

PRESS RELEASE: November 28th 2012

Putting a sparkle into their Christmas day...


There are over 250 women and children on any one night in the 44 Refuges across New Zealand over the Christmas period. While Christmas is a happy time for most, the women and children who find themselves in the safety of a Women’s Refuge safe-house have been subject to violence and are scared and alone.

Co-founders of TORY & KO. Jewellers: Victoria Taylor and Kirstin O’Brien - both mothers of small children - feel strongly about giving back to the community and when they heard of the situation over Christmas for a lot of mothers and children they decided to make a difference by appealing to their family, friends and clientele for assistance.

TORY & KO’s MISSION: To provide a Xmas gift for every child at a Women’s Refuge shelter this year.

“We are thrilled and very touched by TORY & KO’s kind assistance.” said Kiri Hannifin, Women’s Refuge National Office Spokeswoman. “It’s really tough for kids in Refuge at anytime, but Xmas is especially hard and it’s so nice to be able to help make Xmas kind of normal. Most of them come in with only the clothes they are wearing so a little gift means heaps.”

Kirstin O’Brien from TORY & KO. commented: “When Tory & I heard about the plight of many women and children in N.Z. Women’s Refuges at Christmas we wanted to help in some small way. All we hope is that a present for every child in a safe-house on Christmas day will bring a smile and let them know that people care.”

Bring in a child's gift to the TORY & KO. store (upstairs beside the florist, Mezzanine Floor in the Old Bank Arcade, 233 -237 Lambton Quay, Wellington or courier to the same address) and they will package it in a white Xmas bag with a pink or blue ribbon.

Your efforts will be rewarded: select from the little parcels on their Xmas tree - some of which have a TORY & KO. surprise in them for you!

Victoria and Kirstin’s goal is to provide 200+ children's presents to the national branches of the Women's Refuge to be distributed appropriately on Christmas Day. They will personally be providing a substantial number of gifts to the cause.

They hope that all these presents will provide a little smile on the faces of the children and their mothers on Christmas Day. They would love your help!

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