The holiday season means that it’s time for our fourth annual Message In A Bauble gift drive for Solace Women’s Aid.
Beaucatcher is once again asking our clients to bring in a seasonal gift suitable for women or children which we are going to give to Solace Women’s Aid, a charity which provides shelter for victims of domestic violence. In exchange, you may choose a bauble from our Christmas tree and discover the message in the bauble! Prizes include free haircuts, money off vouchers for hair services and products and much more.
Every Bauble Wins a Prize!!!
All gifts should be new in original packaging and unwrapped, although please feel free to attach a message of inspiration. Women often flee to shelters without anything – all toiletries and other essentials are especially useful along with pampering products. Imagine not being able to give your child a gift on Christmas. Childrens giftables, toys and games are so appreciated. Also requested are non-perishable holiday food items: Christmas puddings, biscuits, celebration food items- any and all to make a holiday meal possible.
The tree will be up in Beaucatcher from Sunday 29 November (when we’re having an all-day Salon! Salon! to mark the occasion) and waiting to have your pressies put underneath; so when you are out doing your shopping for friends and loved ones, please do remember a little gift for Solace too!
Solace Women’s Aid is a London based charity with a primary focus on helping women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. They help over 5,000 women and children, survivors of violence each year. Solace manage 14 refuges across London providing safe accommodation and ongoing support for women and children fleeing domestic violence in the capital. More often than not, women seeking refuge for themselves and their children don’t have the luxury of time to prepare for going into shelters. Even during the holidays, packing basics to take along may not be an option, much less so Christmas gifts for kids. Going out Christmas shopping could be a life threatening event for a woman who is trying to avoid violence. By facilitating this collection we hope to provide some holiday joy to women and children who are in just such a situation.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from domestic violence or sexual abuse, or if you want to read more about Solace Women’s Aid please check out their website.