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Stafford business woman bags up for Christmas appeal

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: December 19, 2013

By Sarah Marshall

  • SNACK TIME . . . . Sandra Sammons and daughter Freya, aged 17.

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A KIND-HEARTED Stafford woman who set up her own business is donating chocolate goody bags to help our appeal.

Sandra Sammons is donating some of the stock from her business Snack In The Box, to help provide a Merry Christmas to the women and children helped by Women's Aid.

She set up Snack In The Box, which provides a box filled with chocolate and crisps to offices and workplaces for workers after leaving her job at Staffordshire Police.

She used to work as an administration assistant and often worked within the child protection conferencing team.

"I have come across the work of the Women's Aid units across the county as part of my previous job and I understand the sometimes desperate situation the women who go to these units are in," she said. "The heartbreaking thing is how many times some of these women return to their partners with their children, either because they believe they have no other choice, or they think that they only hit out when they are drunk, or they can be a nice person sometimes. Yet each time the children are subjected to yet more anguish and pain and it is heartbreaking.

"I know just how important that the Women's Aid unit is to give women who are subject to domestic violence support and the help to break free from the cycle of abuse."

Sally Hinckes, from Storage Boost at Tollgate Drive, has also offered a unit for Women's Aid to store items.

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