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Avanti Ladies – Testimonial from Lighthouse December 2019

As Lighthouse celebrates its three year anniversary as the charity partner with Avanti Ladies and the end of my time with the networking group, I wanted to put together a testimonial to celebrate what it has meant to Lighthouse.

If we look at the success of the partnerships simply in income generated, Avanti ladies have raised over £8000 for Lighthouse. This has included the success of the fabulous Suffolk Fashion Show over the last 2 years, the Summer Fashion Sizzler in association with Cake & Catwalk, Suffolk Canine Crèche & Hunnaball Family Funeral Group and sponsorship for some amazing challenges.

Thanks to Nick Hodgetts at Lighthouse Platinum, Emma-Louise Jones at AVANTI & the team at Christie’s Care for their efforts of swimming, running & walking for Lighthouse. We’re also very grateful for the generous monetary donations from businesses and individuals in the group.

There is so much to celebrate in addition to the money. Lighthouse has benefitted hugely from the offer of free expertise from some of you lovely people – Cherry Beesley at Simply C Photography for headshots and events photography, Joy Day from Creative Joy, who whilst no longer an Avantian, continues to produce our publicity material free of charge and to Suffolk Wire, for the fabulous free articles.

We are also grateful for the donations we receive, especially those at Christmas time, enabling us to provide presents and food for the families that are staying with us or we are supporting from the centre. We’ve had women weep when we’ve been able to give them Christmas presents for their children, because they knew they didn’t have the money to buy anything for them.

A huge thank you to everyone who has been an advocate for Lighthouse and helped us to reach those in need of our support. To Christie’s Care for taking up Domestic Abuse Awareness in the Workplace Training and to everyone who has promoted Lighthouse, come along to our events, liked & shared our social media content & donated raffle prizes, a heartfelt thank you.

Last but not least, a thank you to Avanti for facilitating such great support for Lighthouse by allowing us a free place at Ladies Networking. It’s a fabulous format that delivers great support and the ability to foster lasting relationships.

Fundraising & Volunteer Manager
Lighthouse Women’s Aid