Charity at QueenMee

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Charity is at the heart of QueenMee. We believe in celebrating sparkle on the outside, and kindness on the inside.

January 2024

This lovely letter from Aylesbury Women's Aid gave us a real boost. Giving back is an important part of our small biz so thank you to each of the customers who shopped with us online and supported this initiative.

Aylesbury Women's Aid Letter

Christmas 2023 Update 

Having supported Aylesbury Women's Aid, from 1st October to the end of the year - we delivered 70 Sparkling Hair Accessories just in time for Christmas. April Benson, the CEO of the shelter, thanks you for your support in making this possible. 

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Celebrating Kindness on the Inside

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Here I am with April, the manager or Ayslesbury Women's Aid. They have to keep their location secret, due to the nature of their work, so we can't show the outside of the shelter, but April says the women will be very happy to receive the hair accessories, and they will bring welcome sparkle. 

From 2022 to September 2023 we supported Oxford Health NHS Trust

Julie Pink, Head of Charity and Involvement at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust says of the teams that have received QueenMee Accessories in the past that they: "loved the sparkle (especially when things felt so dark at times)".

July 2023 Update - we have been supporting Oxford Health NHS Trust for the past 11 months, and have now donated 323 Hair Accessories to give nurses and care workers a well being boost.

I'm excited to keep delivering that sparkle with your help! Thank you for your support, Amanda X

Empowering Women and Girls Through Education - Wonder Foundation

I'm delighted to say that as at August 2022, over £2,000 has so far been raised for Wonder Foundation through your QueenMee orders. Thank you so much for your support. Together we can keep growing that total! Amanda X

Wonder's mission is to empower women, girls and their communities through access to quality education, so that they can transform their lives and exit poverty for good.

Wonder works with local partners, in the UK and around the globe, towards a future where women and girls are able to make informed life choices. A small example of Wonder's incredible work around the world is below.

Working with Ukrainians in Poland

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Since 2018, WONDER Foundation has worked with locally-led Polish organisations to support Ukrainian migrant women in Poland through the FATIMA Project.

Natalia, project co-ordinator in Warsaw says: "I have been working with WONDER to support Ukrainians here in Poland for 5 years. When the first Ukrainians arrived then, they were met by resistance. Now everyone in Poland is welcoming them. I am so happy that the Ukrainians we helped are leading our response to those now crossing our borders."

The Tewa Training Centre in Kenya

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The Tewa Training Centre  empowers marginalised girls and young women through transformative vocational training and mentoring. Tewa is based in Kilifi County, one of the country’s poorest districts, where women have little access to education. With only 48% of girls moving into secondary education, Tewa plays a key role in making education and opportunities accessible to young women and girls in the area.

Wavecrest College in Nigeria

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Wavecrest College is a vocational institution that teaches technical and professional skills to young women, many from less privileged backgrounds. Wavecrest helps young women develop the vocational skills they need to enter stable employment and gain financial independence following graduation.

The young women who graduate from the school’s vocational hospitality training programmes increase their family’s income by at least 50% when they start working. The increase in their income is transformative. It gives these young women confidence and the power to plan better futures.

 The Baytree Centre in the UK

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Baytree Centre is a social inclusion charity for women and girls based in the heart of Brixton, London. Those who access the centre face multiple barriers to inclusion, for example lack of English language skills, inability to access employment opportunities, poverty, and discrimination.
All projects rely on 1–1 mentoring, offering support in overcoming personal difficulties. Women and girls develop confidence and plan specific steps to build futures for themselves and their families.

Lycée Liziba in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Lycée Liziba offers high-quality education for girls in Kinshasa with few opportunities. They raise girls’ aspirations to continue their studies so that they can have good opportunities in the future. The school engages the girls’ families to create a supportive environment for their personal development.

In a country where millions of girls are out of school, projects like these are key to educating the next generation. With little resources, the government is not in a position to offer quality education.