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Homemade Christmas wreaths for IDAS

Homemade Christmas wreaths for IDAS

Published at 8:56am 22nd November 2019.

Christmas decorations: turning old into new

  • A woman from Ripon's raising money for Harrogate based IDAS, a charity supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence.
  • Vicki Bostock is making homemade Christmas wreaths from old and unwanted Christmas decorations.
  • Her son is also helping to raise money for IDAS, with a sponsored skydive.

A Ripon woman's turning old and unwanted Christmas decorations into new to raise money for a Harrogate based charity.

Vicki Bostock is appealing for unwanted decorations - such as tinsel or baubles baubles - which she is then using in her homemade Christmas wreaths and other festive items.

 

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One of Vicki's Christmas wreaths

 

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Vicki's haul of decorations - but more are needed

 

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A personalised homemade wreath, made by Vicki

 

All monies raised are going to IDAS - a local domestic and sexual support abuse charity. It is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Taken from its website, IDAS services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free, confidential out of hours’ helpline.

A team of accredited specialist workers (IDVA’s and ISVAs) support people through the criminal justice system in addition to providing emotional support and safety planning advice.

For more information on IDAS, please visit its website.

Vicki's son is also helping raise money for the charity.

Kyle Bostock is taking part in a sponsored 15,000ft skydive for IDAS.

He is hoping to raise £1,000.

If you'd like to donate any unwanted tinsel to Vicki, contact her on 07547779273. You can also sponsor Kyle by visiting his Just Giving page.

 

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A selection of Vicki's homemade festive items