You may remember a while back I blogged about Avon’s Empowering necklace which you can buy for only £3.50 and Avon will donate all proceeds to their Domestic Violence charities. It’s really very pretty.
One in four women suffer from domestic violence in their lifetime and two women are killed each week by a violent current or former partner.
Well last week I was very lucky to have been invited to attend the Avon and Women’s Aid Empowering Women 2012 launch event. It was held at the elegant Soho Hotel and I feared I’d be turned away as everything I tried on for the event wouldn’t fit or wasn’t right – I ended up in jeans – again!
Needn’t have worried about the jeans as the focus, strangely enough, wasn’t on me but the Ambassadors Alesha Dixon, Will Young and Charlie Webster.
The annual awards ceremony, now in its third year, is designed to recognise the bravery and achievements of women survivors of domestic violence and those who work tirelessly to support women and children affected by abuse. Alesha who witnessed domestic violence first hand is calling on the people of Britain to nominate themselves or someone they know so they can be recognised for their bravery.
This year’s award categories include Woman Survivor of the Year, Grass Roots Hero, Child Survivor of the Year and Outstanding Contribution (Judges’ Choice) and nominations can be made can be made at Avon just click on that link for a direct link to the nomination page.
Women can nominate themselves, or others, at www.avon.uk.com from 24 May to 16 July. The finalists will be invited to a ceremony at Claridges in London where their outstanding achievements in the fight against domestic violence will be recognised.
Here are my questions to you
- Do you know someone you can nominate for their bravery? Please do
- Can you share this post on your Facebook page and see it friends of friends know someone? Please do
- Do you have a Twitter account? Can you please Tweet this post to your followers? Please do
As the more the word gets out the more Domestic Violence charities can continue to do their very good work.
Shop online and Donate to your charity too
In fact, remember me telling you about Give As You Live? The mind boggling simple way to donate money to charity whilst shopping online? Well you can change your charity as you go along too. I have just clicked on my account and am now supporting Women’s Aid so every time I shop online a percentage of the commission of my purchases will now be donated to Women’s Aid.
I have a few birthdays coming up and Father’s Day of course and Hallmark is one of the over 2000 retailers who pledge to donate a percentage of their commission of my sale to charity, a quick peek tells me today they’re offering a whopping 9% here’s how I did it
I clicked on the Hallmark site and as I have already downloaded the Give As You Live app on my browser (see that little heart top left by the back/forward browser buttons?) this little box appears as soon as it sees I’m in a store that will donate.
I click YES and a moment later this box pops up to confirm my choice
I shop and pay the price of my shopping only no extras just a normal shop and shortly later I receive an email from Give As You Live to say ‘Thank you Marianne, we’ve just donated xx pence to here goes the name of your charity.’
The best news is you you can buy your car insurance, house insurance, clothes, toys and more. Just about everyone’s favourite retailers have signed up, check the list and see for yourself and it doesn’t cost you a penny more.
You can donate to Dogs Homes, Cats Homes, charities for children, homeless, medical research Download it today and get the heart on your browser too
Disclosure: Second of four sponsored posts. This is not a pay per click campaign, I was paid a sum of money to promote this good cause via blog posts, Twitter and Facebook