swish for victory

I was recently contacted by Girl's Guide, who are organising 'Swish for Victory', a clothes swap event in support of Women's Aid which is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. It works to end violence against women and children, and supports over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country. However, recent cuts to these services mean that 60% of refuge services and 72% of outreach services face the prospect of no government funding this financial year.

This is such an important charity and I was thrilled to have been approached. Also only too happy to send something along to be auctioned on the night as part of their fundraising.

I made up this necklace, using girly pink and green vintage glass beads to match their lovely poster and also included vintage charms to represent the love and support that these families all need and deserve.

Swish for Victory is being held at The ACE Centre, Nelson, Lancashire on Thursday 26th May, so if you're in that area, it sounds like the place to be!


  1. What a gorgeous necklace - great colour combination and a worthwile charity. I think all charities are suffering at the moment. Loved your previous post too - a fabulous "frock" xxxx

  2. That's a stunning necklace, the charms are gorgeous. What a very worthy cause, I'm sure it will sell for oodles and oodles xx

  3. What a very beautiful necklace, I love the colour combination and the little charms...and for such a good cause. I'm sure the lovely necklace will sell for lots at the auction.
    Helen x

  4. Your necklace is beautiful Kate - lovely colours.

    What an honour to be approached in this way and to be able to help raise funds for such an important charity. As Diane says a lot of charities are suffering in the recession so I hope it sells really well at the auction.

    I've just had a look at photos of Milly and she IS the image of Bobbi! The 'kittens' are growing up so fast!!


  5. How generous of you, and what an important cause to support. It is a beautiful necklace you are offering. T x


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