As part of our recognition of International Women’s day, we collected items for the Women’s Refuge.  The Women’s Refuge  is run as a Manx Charity on the Isle of Man and its mission is to provide a safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children.  They offer a warm, clean safe-house with a direct line to the main Police station to anyone in distress or just needing someone to talk to. The Women’s Refuge Shelter is for any woman who needs to get away from violence, threats, intimidation or bullying – either physical, sexual, psychological or financial.   Residents of the Centre can be put in touch with various people and agencies who can help them on a range of matters.  On a practical level, they keep a stock of bedding, towels and personal items for those who may turn up with no personal items.