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Peter Grant, MP for Glenrothes and Central Fife, recently visited Fife Women’s Aid at the Saltire Centre in Glenrothes to hear from manager Joy Patrick and the Women’s Support and Refuge team leader, Lynda Carey, on the work the charity provides women and children who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Fife Women’s Aid was formed in 2010 when Fife’s three Women’s Aid charities in Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy were merged into one single organisation. The charity’s vision is of an equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.

Peter Grant said: “I met with Joy and Lynda to hear stories of how the charity has helped women and their children to free themselves from abusive relationships. Fife Women’s Aid provide a critical service to women experiencing domestic abuse, which can be traumatic both physically and psychologically.

“I was impressed with the level of support on offer at Fife Women’s Aid and with the empathy and professionalism of the team there. There has been an ongoing relationship between Fife Women’s Aid and my constituency office, and my staff and I have always been more than happy to provide support to the charity and their users when needed.”

Joy Patrick added: “We are always pleased to have Peter Grant visit us and to have the opportunity to speak with our local MP in person. Women’s Aid is committed to supporting women and children in Fife by providing refuge accommodation, support, group work, information, advocacy, counselling, befriending, family work and court support, as well as a dedicated 24/7 out-of-hours service.”

Fife Women’s Aid is welcoming food donations as some of the families requiring refuge arrive with nothing. The charity will accept other donations but do not have storage space so if the public has items they would like to donate please call 0808 802 5555 or email


Find out more about Fife Women’s Aid at

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