Charity of the Month – Samaritans

The charity of the month is Samaritans. Many of us are familiar with this charity and the amazing work they have been doing for years. This year, many charities like the Samaritans are working even harder to help people overcome mental health issues. Prior to 2020, Samaritans responded to a call for her every 7 seconds. Since the pandemic started, the charity now responds to a call for help every 6 seconds. It is wonderful to have charities like the Samaritans available to help those in need. This year has been hard for many with plenty of ups and downs. Those struggling with mental health issues will find it even harder. Many are struggling with isolation, anxious about their or their loved one’s health, worrying about the future, or are fighting on the frontline to save lives. All these have an impact on physical and mental health.

Charity of the Month – Samaritans

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How you can help

Here are some ways you could help –

Donate

You can donate to the Samarians. Your donation could help Samaritans answer more potentially life-saving calls for help. You can donate here.

Volunteer

Samarians are always looking for volunteers to help save more lives. You could volunteer and get involved. Check out the website for more information on how to volunteer with the Samaritans.

Shop the online store

You could shop the online store and grab a few bits for yourself while saving lives at the same time. There are loads of fab Christmas gifts currently available, from foodie treats to presents for the kids.

Fundraise

You could also organise your own fundraising events and raise money for the charity. There are loads of fundraising events ideas from couch to 5k to football matches. The fundraising choice is yours.

Many people especially at this time of the year and with all what is happening. Do your own bit if you can and save lives. You can also check out other charities Fashion and Style Police supports here.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

 

Charity of the Month – My CWA

The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the lives of millions of people all over the world, The lockdown is still on where I am and we are still trying to adjust. The pandemic and lockdown has made it even harder for charities to operate. There is a lot of uncertainty and many jobs are at stake. Many have also lost their source of livelihood, which is why I can completely understand how donating to those in need may not be on your mind at the moment.Having said that, the fact remains those in need are even more in need now with the Coronavirus pandemic. Charities are having to work even harder to help those who are able to reach out to them. Which is why it is important to give to the charities dear to your heart whenever you can. You may feel like your donation is too little to give but every little helps, and that donation you think is too small may put food on the table for someone in need.

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Charity of the Month – My CWA

The charity of the month this May is My CWA, formerly known as Cheshire Without Abuse. It is a  Cheshire-based charity supporting families affected by domestic abuse. This charity has been in operation for over 40 years now and they help domestic violence victims. My CWA provides temporary safe accommodation to domestic violence victims. The charity also offers drop-in advice, legal clinics and a wide range of support groups and recovery programmes. There are also counselling and specialist children’s support programmes.

I think My CWA is offering a very important service in Cheshire. The charity has changed the lives of many domestic violence victims. This is one charity worth supporting especially if you live in Cheshire UK.

You can read about other amazing charities I have written about here. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week ahead.

 

 

Fashion and the Environment

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The older I get, the more I start to think about the environment, and how to consume less energy. Back in the days, I use to just go with the flow, but I am happy to say I am now wiser, and I now think twice about how my fashion choices affect the environment. The ethical fashion way is the way to go. Here are 3 ways I consider the environment, as far as fashion life is concerned:

 

I wash at 30 degrees

I wash all our clothes at 30 degrees. Washing at 30 degrees saves 40% of energy, and my clothes come out looking clean and fresh, so it is a win-win for me. Plus, my clothes last longer when I wash with no so hot water. This greener option is good for my wardrobe, wallet and the environment.

 

No tumble drying

I was at  party the other day, having a conversation with some ladies, and 1 of them complained about not being allowed to use a tumble dryer, while holidaying at a friend’s place, and I realised so many people still tumble dry their clothing, and I think it is so crazy. Apart from the fact that a tumble dryer consumes a lot of energy, it damages clothes most of the time – they shrink and look funny. The sun and wind do a far better job at drying your clothes, or you could just pop the damp clothes on a rail indoors, with a window open and leave it for a few hours.

I honestly cannot remember the last time I used a tumble dryer. I have lost far too many clothes using that. A long spin and popping the damp clothes on a rail does the job for me most of the time.

 

Give back

I donate my old clothes and accessories to charities quite regularly. I try to do a clear out at the end of each season, so I decide on what to keep for the next season, and what to give away. I also sell fairly used clothes and accessories on eBay. It is my own way of giving back to those in need and saving the environment. Speaking of eBay, I haven’t had the time to list anything on the website, and I have many things that need to be sold. I am hoping to get back into it when I get less busy.

 

These are some of the ways I consider the environment when it comes to my fashion life. What are your thoughts? Do you do any of these?

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