£30,000 worth of beauty products donated to help victims of domestic violence | Knutsford Times

£30,000 worth of beauty products donated to help victims of domestic violence

By on January 9, 2019

Beauty products worth more than £30,000 have been donated to a shoebox appeal aimed at helping victims of domestic violence in Cheshire, Merseyside, Manchester, Wirral and Lancashire.

Charity Elle for Elle – founded by Rachel O’Hare from Knutsford and Lynette Page-Collin from Kelsall – had their appeal featured on national and regional TV and radio as well as on social media for the Beauty Shoebox campaign.

The campaign was started just 6 weeks ago and aims to supply shoeboxes filled with beauty and hygiene products to refuge’s in the North West that support those affected by domestic violence.

Over 50 businesses donated beauty products to the cause. including Smashbox studios, Baylis and Harding and BooHoo.

Lynette said: “We honestly couldn’t believe how kind everyone has been to donate such incredible gift boxes. It’s been amazing to see the power that something so simple carries when it has such a strong meaning behind it.”

Rachel, who co-founded the female-focused organisation with Lynette and is from Knutsford, added: “Christmas is a time when domestic abuse is on the rise, but all throughout the year we support women in crisis. These boxes will be a real treat for women following the hardship and suffering they have had to face from their abusers. We can’t thank all of our supporters enough for being so generous and kind.”

To find out more go to www.elleforelle.org.uk or to help/volunteer email: elleforelleuk@gmail.com or go to Instagram @elleforelleuk for all the latest updates.

About Lucy Thorpe

Lucy Thorpe is a freelance journalist who writes for the Knutsford Times - covering stories and news in and around Cheshire and Greater Manchester. If you've got a story to share, or would like to speak to Lucy, please email news@knutsfordtimes.co.uk

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