Enniskillen Tangent support Nexus NI

Enniskillen Tangent have raised an incredible £1844.85 to support local charity Nexus NI. The group chose Nexus NI as their charity of the year to support through various fundraising and awareness activities which included a BBQ and a bag pack in ASDA.

Nexus NI are the lead charity across Northern Ireland delivering services and support to victims of sexual violence and are passionate about tackling the myths and misconceptions that exist around it in society to ensure that victims and survivors have all the services they need. Nexus NI also manage the 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline – providing free and confidential support to those affected by domestic and sexual abuse.

Ruth Loizides, Chair of Enniskillen Tangent says:

“We are so pleased with the amount of money that Enniskillen Tangent have raised. It has been terrific to be able to be able to make such a difference locally and to know that the money raised will go towards supporting those affected by sexual abuse in the Enniskillen area.”

Enniskillen Tangent is a club for ladies 45 and over who like to have fun, make new friendships and support local charities through various fundraising initiatives. Enniskillen Tangent meet once a month at different venues throughout Fermanagh.

The club presented the donation to Helena Bracken, Operations Manager for Nexus NI.

Helena says:

“On behalf of the Nexus NI, I would just like to say a massive thank you to Enniskillen Tangent for raising this incredible amount. Nexus NI provides services and support to those whose lives have been affected by sexual violence.

Nexus NI provides counselling across Northern Ireland to victims and survivors and also delivers education programmes in schools, community groups and youth clubs on topics such as relationships and sexuality education and cyber safety.  

Nexus NI provides counselling sessions in our Enniskillen office as well as running a number of education programmes in the county”.

Nexus NI has 35 years’ experience offering a specialised professional counselling service to survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. Counselling offers a safe place to talk about your life and your feelings.

For more information on Nexus NI and the work they do in the local area: contact the Belfast Office  on 028 9032 6803 or email info@nexusni.org

For more information on Enniskillen Tangent, contact enniskillentangent@gmail.com

The 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline can be contacted on 0808 802 1414, by emailing help@dsahelpline.org or by visiting https://dsahelpline.org  

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For interview requests or more information, please contact: Catherine Lynn at Nexus NI on 07395285716 or email communications@nexusni.org

Notes to editors:

  • Nexus NI has 35 years’ experience offering a specialised professional counselling service to survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. Counselling offers a safe place to talk about your life and your feelings. For more information visit www.nexusni.org
  • Nexus NI delivered over 17,000 counselling sessions in the last year, helping more than 1,000 men, women and children to rebuild their lives
  • Nexus NI also facilitates a number of education programmes and projects across Northern Ireland. More information on these projects can be found at www.nexusni.org/education
  • Nexus NI also manages the new 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline in Northern Ireland.  The 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline is funded by the Departments of Health, Justice & Communities and aims to offer support, help, signposting and referral to victims, family, friends and professionals. The helpline can be contacted on 0808 802 1414, by emailing help@dsahelpline.org or by visiting https://dsahelpline.org