The Women Who, Worcestershire Summer Season Sales Event
Each year we run a series of fundraising events for the Women Who, Worcestershire charity of the year. This year our charity is The DAWN project led by Worcester Community Trust. The project supports victims of domestic abuse in our area, and the number of referrals they receive has continued to rise during the pandemic.
We strongly believe that we can all support local in more ways than one – by supporting and buying from local independent businesses, and giving time and money where we can to local charities who are in more need now than ever.
The Women Who, Worcestershire Summer Season Sales Event was one of those fundraisers! Starting on Saturday 26th June and running every day until 9pm on Friday 2nd June, 19 of our members shared their fabulous products with attendees.
Who was there?
Not today thanks
We design stationery and handy every day items with mental health in mind. Our aim is to keep loved ones connected and make products available to lift spirits and make people feel loved.
Oscars Pet Foods
We are a local family business run by Jo & Hadrian. We are based in The Littletons and deliver Oscar’s wide selection of high quality British made pet foods (including gluten-free, grain-free, sensitive and hypoallergenic options), natural treats, chews, accessories and Wild Bird Food in Evesham and villages, Pershore, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Bidford.
Truly Batique specialises in artesanal handwoven & handcrafted BAGS from South East Asia. All our products are ethically sourced and sustainable. Your purchase goes back to supporting the artisan communities who make the bags for us.
Handmade by Em
76 Silver is beautiful silver jewellery designed and made by hand here in Worcester. I also create one off commission pieces to order.
Isolation Generation® a UK based premium clothing brand. Inspired by perseverance, strength & solidarity. We are the Isolation Generation.
Lil Yellow Home Designs
Beautiful handcrafted Signs and Home items adorned with felt flowers.
The Letterbox Soap Company
Skin & Planet Friendly Artisan Soap
Jo Gaffney House of Colour
I will help you look and feel your best. Offering colour analysis, styling, skincare and make up advice as well as shopping and building your capsule wardrobe. Waiting to discover your wow with you!
Bright, beautiful ladies clothing and accessories in Malvern UK.
Sarah Greening Glass
I fuse glass to make unusual jewellery which I sell online, at galleries and craft fairs. I also run glass fusing classes in Worcester.
I decorate and personalise clothing and accessories.
Susan Birth Artist
Original contemporary mixed media art, mainly landscape and still life. I’m based at Yew Trees Artist Studios & exhibition space at Bevere Gallery, Worcester
Handmade felt flowers & succulents. Scented soy wax candles handpoured in small batches. We also combine these together to bring you ethical & eco-friendly gift boxes for the perfect soulful moment.
Bic Beaumont Art
I enjoy creating paintings and lino prints using animals & nature as my inspiration. My paintings are full of colour, sparkle & energy, & if I’m producing work that makes me smile & feel happy, then I equally want the viewer to feel that too.
Heart to Heart Healing
Healing therapies, meditation groups, workshops, mediumship, spiritual gifts and crystals
Handcrafted bespoke, unique, accessories, decor and gifts for all special occasions. Catering for men, women, children and even pets! I also host craft workshops for adults and children and offer a unique range of Make At Home craft kits.
Creatively Wired create an array of unique, handcrafted jewellery, wall art and homeware items, all for a reasonable price. Lovingly handmade by me, Michelle
Kate Haynes Temple Spa
Temple Spa is a total lifestyle brand, which means we fuse together a ‘spa-wherever-you-are’ philosophy and the absolute best of spa treatments and professional anti-ageing and aromatherapy skincare products.
How does an online shopping event work?
The event took place in a dedicated Facebook group set up solely for the fundraiser, with each seller showcasing their business in a two hour live slot. We had hundreds of visitors from all over the UK watching and taking part, buying products live and catching up with videos and messages throughout the week. Sellers donated a percentage of their sales to the charity, and some ran giveaways during their slots too.
Many of our sellers donated a prize to our raffle with tickets being sold for just £2.50 to be in with a chance of winning a long list of wonderful prizes:
- An “I should co-co mint & vanilla” soap set from The Letterbox Soap Company
- A starter pack from Oscar Pet Foods
- A set of three handmade flower paper clips from Lil yellow home designs
- A fused glass wine glass charm from Sarah Greening-Glass
- A “Big Girl Pants” pin badge from Creatively Wired
- A Sun & Moon A5 lino print by Bic Beaumont Art
- A medium scented candle from Soul_ethica
- A pair of silver earrings from 76 Silver
- A mini rattan bag from trulybatique
- A ladies tee from Isolation Generation
- Bronzer for a sun-kissed glow from House of Colour Worcester Jo Gaffney
- A pair of leather earrings from Lilly Dilly’s
- A handmade makeup/accessories bag by Sparkly Styles
- A scarf from Dynastic Art
- A READ MY LIPS gift set from Kate Haynes – Temple Spa, Senior Lifestyle Consultant
- A TOTES EMOSH goody bag from Not Today Thanks Stationery
- A star sign crystal set from Heart to Heart Healing with Rosie and Charlotte
Congratulations to Patricia Jephson who was our winner at the end of the event!
Over the course of the week we raised a grand total of £590.85 for the DAWN project, taking our total for 2021 to £1555 so far.
We’d like to say a big thank you to our wonderful members who took the time to work at our event, to all those who attended throughout the week and to each and every person who bought a raffle ticket or donated to our justgiving page. We know this money will be hugely appreciated by all those who work with the project
We are planning another big fundraising event later this year which we hope to run in person once restrictions allow. Watch this space!
We also have lots of exciting ideas for 2022 and are looking forward to supporting another wonderful charity in Worcestershire.
Carrie & Lisa
Creating opportunities through networking, events and peer support for female business owners and company directors in Worcestershire.
Surround yourself with a positive, supportive and inspiring network.