I'll try and be brief and to the point.
This week I read two articles that seemed to have been placed in front of me for a reason.
The first said that the average woman in the US uses 12 products before she leaves the house. Embarrassingly, a quick mental count put mine over 20. I know I'm not alone.
I came across the other following a link on twitter - it was about a new movement in the States providing ' beauty and personal hygiene products as well as education and resources to women nationwide whose current situation does not allow them to afford these little luxuries.".
My first thought was that I have a lot of products - who can I give them to? After doing some research I came across the website of Refuge. After passports and vital documentation, the thing they advise you to try and take with you when leaving a violent situation is toiletries. Toiletries I can do. We can do.
I made some phone calls, mentioned the idea to friends and was inspired by their responses. I contacted Refuge.
So. Our aim is to collect as much as possible from the lists on the next page and get it to the women and children who so badly need it.
The amount of goodwill and pledges of support we've received through word of mouth alone in such a small length of time is amazing.
It would be nice to have help from all parts of the UK. If you feel you could help in any please do let us know.
For further info please email me here.