Stop Domestic Violence In Ireland (SDVII) is a charitable organisation founded by Priscilla and Ainie Grainger, a mother and daughter team from Dublin who having experienced domestic violence in the family home created a support service for those in need of assistance to leave or recover from an abusive relationship.


A non-government funded organisation, SDVII is self-funded with the assistance of contributions from the wider community for their victims.  SDVII provides court support services, introduces those in need to professionals with expertise in this area such as solicitors or counsellors whilst at the same time simply listening which sometimes is all some people want as it helps to speak with people who have an understanding of the complex nature of abuse.

Dress For Success Dublin is a charity that promotes the economic independence of women by providing career development tools and a support network. They also campaign for equality in the workplace throughout industries, and across the country.

On Saturday 13th October 2018 a fundraiser takes place at McGeoughs The Bohemian in Phibsborough, Dublin 7 with all proceeds to Stop Domestic Violence In Ireland and Dress For Success Dublin.

On the day the line-up includes;

  • Sunshine 106fm Presenter of Sunshine Swing – Tom Cole Junior will perform swing classics
  • The Beatty Brothers will entertain with a selection of music from all genres
  • Anne McSweeney of style and beauty blog will share some tips which the ladies will love
  • Ainie Grainger, co-founder of SDVII will do a Teen Talk based on her experience of Childhood Domestic Violence

Nibbles and bubbles will greet attendees as they arrive, goody bags will be available to everybody and on the day there will be a raffle with some very generous spot prizes donated by the wider business community in Ireland.

All of those performing and presenting along with the team behind the scenes have donated their time at no charge to this wonderful event.

Tickets are now on sale for just €25 on eventbrite at and teenagers are welcome free of charge with a paying adult.

This is the first fundraiser for SDVII and Dress For Success Dublin were selected as a partner for this event because it’s felt that both organisations share a common goal, to make a difference in the lives of those who need a little assistance in living the life they’ve always deserved.


Media enquiries to Priscilla Grainger at 086-8697022 or Barbara Gleeson at 087-2592662

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To download a copy of the event A4 poster please click here.

Issue date 12th September 2018

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