Friday, 27 January 2012

Some thank you's and a new permanent postal address!

Some great news for a Friday afternoon!

Huge support from corporate bodies recently - Avon have 80 - EIGHTY boxes of product to get to us - we just need to figure out how to manage it...! Thank you!

Percy & Reed have joined us as permanent supporter and their first donations have literally just been collected and are on their way to Refuge as I type. Thank you!

One of our challenges since we started has been the lack of a permanent posting address in Central London. We had previously been using my home address which I was understandably, reluctant to publish on the site - leading to delays for you, our lovely supporters, who not only had to take the time to email us for the address and then wait for me to respond etc but also meant that our house has looked like we just moved home for the last 15 months!

We have simply (albeit for wonderful reasons) reached the tipping point for parcels collection and so the wonderful Clare Forde, who also does our PR - for nothing - has offered to take over and let us use her office as a posting address.

So for those of you who have your average sized parcel/package - the new address for postal packages is over on the 'Where to Send' page.
We still have separate addresses for Manchester/Northwest, Wales and Scotland - so please do use those for your area to save you money in postage!

As always, if you have larger donations - anything over 10kg - please email us first to ensure that we can take your delivery in.

Please under no circumstances, drop anything off to any of our addresses without prior arrangement.
All of our posting/drop off addresses are businesses who are doing us a huge favour and I would hate to inconvenience/hinder them - at all.

Give and Makeup could not function without the help of our volunteers - all amazing people who donate huge amounts of their time and energies to make sure we function smoothly.

So - Clare Forde, Jennie Patterson (Scotland), Ailsa and the team at Beauty Bay (Manchester) and Louise, Rakesh and the team at (Wales) - THANK YOU.


  1. Delighted to be of help - and great to see more companies getting involved! We sent another car load off to the delightful ladies at Manchester Womens' Aid yesterday - and more parcels arrived this morning! If anyone needs Manchester/North West info/support, just let me know!

  2. wow, progress. I tweeted this months ago, youre my sponsored (self) charity...keep up the amazing work. Love, Manchester

  3. Congratulations for the new postal address! I'd love to support your cause and I have just added your badge to my site xx