Date: July 17, 2017
We were delighted to partner with Scoutess Consultancy, a recruitment organisation based in Leicester, for a fundraising event on Wednesday 28th June.
30 women attended, representing some of the top businesses in Leicester including Hastings Direct, Next, Topps Tiles and Tutti Rouge to name a few. The event was held at Veeno’s wine bar in Leicester and was arranged to raise awareness and donate clothing and funds for Smart Works Birmingham. Our Trustee Sherron was in attendance, along with Karen Orton, Director of Scoutess Consultancy, and Jessica Prebble, Director/Owner of Tutti Rouge.
After a glass of bubbly and an introduction to Smart Works, Karen spoke about why she is passionate about the work we do. Karen has been instrumental in starting a fundraising network to help inspire women to advance their careers, whether that be starting a new one or returning to work.
The raffle raised £700 for Smart Works Birmingham. All guests donated clothing and accessories as part of a clothing drive too. Donated raffle prizes included wine tasting from Veeno, handbags from the John Roca range, Just Hype clothing vouchers, Win or Loose menswear voucher, Yours clothing voucher, cocktail making classes at Maiyango a beauty box from Amelia Noir, family tickets from Leicestershire Cricket Club, six bottles of Champagne from Hastings Direct, a career counselling session from Scoutess Consultancy and a bra fitting with lingerie set from Tutti Rouge.
Karen Orton from Scoutess Consultancy said, “We were amazed at the number of gifts donated by businesses for this wonderful cause. It’s wonderful to see businesses recognising the importance of helping women advance within their career locally. We are already planning our next fun event, which promises to be a big one!”
Huge thanks to Karen at Scoutess, Tutti Rouge and to Veeno’s for hosting this wonderful event.