Charities of the month: IDAS and The Children’s Charity

Hello everyone! This month, Fashion and Style Police is featuring two amazing charities. Whoop whoop!!


The first is IDAS; a domestic violence charity in Yorkshire. IDAS stands for Independent Domestic Abuse Services. The charity was set up in 1977 and previously known as York Women’s Aid. IDAS is one of the first refuge providers in the UK and it all started in 2 bedroom flat donated by a local businessman in 1977. The charity has grown over the years and it now also covers other areas outside York. IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire and the charity supports victims of domestic violence and sexual violence.

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IDAS is doing an amazing job. No one should have to any form of violence, so it is great to see a charity supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. You can support the charity by giving here. Donations go a long way in helping those who need a place safe away from violence. You can also look at supporting IDAS by getting involved in voluntary work.

The Children’s Society

The second charity of the month is The Children’s Society. It is a national charity working hard to transform the lives of young victims of abuse, exploitation and neglect. The charity has been around for over 140 years and won’t stop until every child’s hope is alive. I think The Children’s Society is an amazing charity doing great things for the next generation. The vision is a society built for every child and their goal is:

By 2030 we will have overturned the damaging decline in children’s well-being, setting a path for long lasting growth.

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You can make a donation to The Children’s Society to help support their amazing work. No donation is too small. To read more about this charity, click here.

Thanks for reading, sharing, commenting and donating. Also, catch up on the charity of the month for August 2021 – Sistah Space.


Charity of the Month – RNIB

The charity of the month is RNIB. The full name of this charity is Royal National Institute of Blind People. It is one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. RNIB does an amazing job providing help and support to those who are experiencing sight loss. Some of the ways the charity provides assistance is through practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services and products in their online shop.

An average of 250 people begin to lose their sight everyday. This is why RNIB has such an important role to play in creating a society where sight loss does not become a hindrance in leaving a best life.

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You can support RNIB in a variety of ways;

Donate and fundraise

Giving to amazing charities like RNIB is kind of my thing. I like to support them in anyway I can in their great work. Every little helps. Find out more about giving and fundraising.


Supporting the charity by being a volunteer is always a great gift. The details on how to volunteer with RNIB can be found here. You can also apply for the internship programme if you are after more hands on experience.

Shop the online store

The RNIB online store has loads of products for people who are blind or partially sighted to help them enjoy everyday activities and leave an independent life. There are many products available from lightning products to electronic magnifiers. Have a look on here.

Sharing this post

A simple way to support this charity is by sharing this post on your social media platforms so more people read it and spread the word.

You can also find out more about other charities on here.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day.

Charity of the Month – Shout 85258

The charity of the month this February is Shout! I am now working closely with this charity and their work is so amazing. For those who are not familiar with Shout 85258, it is a free, confidential, 24/7 text-messaging support service for people struggling with their mental health. Also, Shout 85258 is the first service from Mental Health Innovations and it was launched in May 2019. Since the launch, Shout has had more than 1,000,000 conversations with people who are experiencing mental health distress.

Charity of the Month – Shout 85258

It is great to discover services like Shout 85258 working hard to help those who need support in an easy and confidential way. Many of us rather communicate via text messages these days, so having a charity step up and provide support in an innovative way is really helpful.

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Here are some facts about mental health in the UK from Mind and NHS:

  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England.
  • 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.
  • 1 in 10 children experiences mental illness.

Mental health illness can be a lonely experience for those dealing with it. In a busy noisy world, it is hard dealing with any form of distress. Plus, there’s still a stigma attached to mental health illness, which is why we must continue to talk about it and raise more awareness so more people feel comfortable seeking help.

How to help Shout 85258

There are many ways to get involved in supporting this charity. You can help Shout 85258 continue to support those in need by donating, volunteering, fundraising and partnering. Another way of getting involved is by sharing the Shout 85258 number on social media to spread the word.

Thanks for reading and sharing. You can check out some other charities I support here. Have a lovely week ahead.


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