20/04/2023 in Wedding Dresses

Proud To Support Fantastic Charity Womens Aid

Hello again everyone! At Bridalise we wanted to use our platform to support a charitable organisation. We wanted to focus on an organisation that supports women who may not be as lucky as our brides.  So, through Work for good, we are supporting Women’s Aid!

Why did we choose to support Womens Aid?

Women’s Aid are a national charity who, since 1974, have specialised in trying to end the domestic abuse of women and children.  They are a network of 170 organisations that offer over 300 specialist lifesaving services to women and children up and down the country.

  • Although covid-19 did not cause domestic abuse patterns to take root, over two thirds of survivors reported that pre-existing abuse escalated during the pandemic.
  • In 2020 1.6 MILLION women experienced domestic abuse, this was a 5-year high!
  • Every WEEK 3 women are killed by a partner or ex-partner.
  • 1 in 7 children have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse.

How are we raising money?

We have created a simple yet beautiful infinity and heart charm bracelet. They cost £7 each of which £5 from each bracelet sold goes to Women’s Aid via Work for good. We are currently producing an infinity heart keyring to add to our charitable purchase collection.

How will your donation help?

Women’s Aid offer support services that include:

  • Live Chat Helpline
  • The Survivors’ Forum
  • The No Woman Turned Away Project
  • The Survivor’s Handbook; which gives guidance on housing, safety planning and dealing with the police amongst other things
  • Love Respect; which is a dedicated website for young people in their first relationships
  • The national Domestic Abuse Directory and advocacy projects

These services alone help thousands of people suffering the appalling experience of domestic abuse every year rebuild their lives, and prove there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Where can you find out more?

You can visit their website where you can subscribe to their e-newsletter to keep up to date with all the good that is being done. You will also see their values intwined into every section, article and person mentioned whether that be staff or survivor, throughout each page the values stamped into their whole ethos are;

  • Feminism
  • Survivor – centred approach
  • Inclusivity
  • Empowerment
  • Resilience

We strongly advise heading over to the website to see for yourselves the lifesaving impact this amazing charity has on the lives of those effected by domestic abuse.

“Domestic violence can be so easy for people to ignore, as it often happens without any witnesses, and it is sometimes easier not to get involved.  Yet, by publicly speaking out against domestic violence, together we can challenge attitudes towards violence in the home and show that domestic violence is a crime and not merely unacceptable.”

Honor Blackman