One of the things that this pandemic has highlighted is that we are all in this together – that the virus can only be suppressed if we work together to stop it from spreading. Domestic abuse and coercive control is no different. It also needs a strong community response if we are to end it.
We have been blown away by people’s generosity and willingness to help during this crisis. These acts of kindness are sending a strong message to women and children that they are not alone, even at this time of isolation.
We were incredibly grateful to see two wonderful Irish artists, Emma Langford and Noirin Lynch using their talents to raise funds for Safe Ireland.
Noirin Lynch, who works closely with the NCCWN Clare Women’s Network wrote a beautiful song ‘Good People’ about the little things that are making a difference for us during this strange and unprecedented time.
In flatland small things matter.A lovely neighbour creating a garden where there was cement, another arranging candles for #shinealight, a weekly zoom with friends, a 6 yr old nephew with a line in dad jokes that make us all cry laughing …. these things keep our hearts alive. So before lose my nerve I'm gonna share this. Excuse the brutal guitar, I'm out of practise. If you like it you might make a donation to Safe Ireland – Here https://www.safeireland.ie/get-involved/how-to-fundraise-and-donate/, or, – You can donate €4 now by texting SAFE to 50300
Posted by Nóirin Lynch on Monday, April 20, 2020
Emma Langford, a singer/songwriter from Limerick so kindly decided to donate all proceeds from her song ‘Mariana’, a song with a strong message of love and hope to the Safe Ireland Emergency Fund. You can buy the digital track here.
The music video for 'Mariana' was created in isolation at the height of the covid-19 lockdown in April 2020, by Sophia Cadogan. It's a celebration of the beauty of the world around us, and the beauty of the world inside us. I hope it gives you hope. The video is being shared today in conjunction with The Haven Hub, in loving memory of its co-founder Lesley-Anne Liddane'Mariana' is available to buy digitally here, with all proceeds going to Safe Ireland: https://emmalangfordmusic.bandcamp.com/track/mariana-2'Sowing Acorns' is available to pre-order on CD here: https://emmalangfordmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sowing-acorns-album-pre-order'Mariana' was produced, directed by, and stars Sophia CadoganProduction assistant: Saoirse Casey "muscles for holding the gimbal": Patrick CaseyColour grading and titles by JP Quill
Posted by Emma Langford on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
All donations at this critical time will be distributed through our 38 member services to provide immediate and practical needs to women and children, to re-home them when necessary and to help ensure that they have the vital resources they might need to be safe in their own homes.
To donate to our Covid-19 Emergency Fund click here.
If you would like to fundraise for Safe Ireland, we would love to hear from you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org