It’s been a busy start to the year for our corporate partnerships team. We have been working on exciting projects in support of women and children with a wide variety of brands, including Venetian restaurateurs Polpo, home improvement retailer Homebase and Bunnings, and the fabulous cosmetics company, Benefit. Read all about the fantastic projects we have been working on below.
Bold is Beautiful with Benefit
Our Bold is Beautiful project in partnership with Benefit Cosmetics, which works to empower women and girls, is back for its fifth year. In 2017, the fantastic ‘Benebabes’ raised a whopping £352,308 in the UK and Ireland to support our work and Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), a charity that helps women and teenagers manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment.
The Benefit team is hosting three pink pop-up shops in May across London, Glasgow and Cardiff, with a whole host of products available to buy. These items have been donated by amazing brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Aspinal of London and Puma, and all profits will be split equally between Refuge and LGFB.
Benefit will also be donating 100% of all money raised through their eyebrow waxes to us and LGFB throughout May. To get involved, you can book in up until 27 May.
And if that wasn’t enough, they have also launched a Bold is Beautiful ebay store, full of fanciful pink items to be auctioned to the public, including return flights for two to San Francisco, as well as a pink Vespa! Happy bidding!
You can see Benefit’s latest #BoldIsBeautiful updates on their Instagram page.
Homebase and Bunnings’ in-store activities
In the lead-up to International Women’s Day and Mothering Sunday, home improvement retailer and garden centre Homebase and Bunnings supported Refuge in its stores across England and Northern Ireland by working to raise public awareness of domestic violence against women and children.
Each shop organised their own fundraising activities in-store with the aim of engaging their Homebase and Bunnings customers to learn about Refuge’s work.
From delicious cake sales to kids’ face painting, the fabulous in-store teams raised a grand total of £15,944.26 – an amazing result! Thank you to all Homebase and Bunnings staff and customers who took part!
Polpo Women’s Month
In March we celebrated Mese Della Donna – Italian for Women’s Month – with our partners, Polpo, the Venetian restaurant.
Polpo donated £1 from each of their five specials dishes throughout March and raised almost £5,000 for Refuge! A huge thank you to everyone involved.
Following on from this fantastic month-long activity, we are delighted to announce that Polpo will be extending their partnership with Refuge for a further six months! From 28 May, Polpo will be donating £1 from one of their delicious desserts directly to Refuge.
Watch this space for more events and staff fundraising efforts.
Partner with Refuge
If your organisation is interested in partnering with Refuge, please get in touch with the fundraising team for more information.
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