Skip to main content

Our summer quarterly newsletter is now out!

Friday, September 7, 2018

It's been a long time since we've been in touch via newsletter – it's been a busy few months for us here in the office with lots of exciting new changes, including an office relocate!

Our monthly newsletter has changed into a quarterly newsletter, which you can hope to receive every three months.  Do take a read, and please pass on to friends and family.

 
Only a month remains for the Wonder Ball, which is on the 29th September. Tickets are still available to purchase from our website so get booking and encourage your friends and family to come along for a truly memorable evening that you won't be forgetting soon.
 
Our generous supporters have done some exciting fundraising over the last few months, including two friends taking on Ride London 2018, family fundraising at the Great Peace Run and Walk and a Polish fan club of Florence + The Machine selling T-shirts and hosting a charity auction selling signed posters from Florence herself!

Interested in supporting Wonder but don't have any time to spare to organise or get involved in a fundraising initiative? Our recent partnership with Percent means you can raise money for Wonder for FREE all while enjoying a meal out. Simply download the Percent app to get started.

Next week marks the beginning of our SEE-ME Ending Modern Slavery Programme, which is aimed at engaging young people and equipping them with the skills and training to build greater awareness of trafficking and modern slavery among their peers. There are further events coming up for young people in October and November. Find out more below.

 
Picking up the pieces after the Volcanic eruption in Guatemala
Your generous support for families affected by the eruption in Guatemala meant we have been able to send almost £7.5k worth of donations to our partner in Guatemala, Fundación Junkabal. 

However, three months later the need to provide long-term support to displaced families is ever-growing. We're working with local partners to rebuild damaged regions and resettle affected families. Find out how you can help:

Continue to support displaced families in Guatemala
 
Support Wonder for FREE with Percent 

Make the most of your next meal out by supporting Wonder for FREE through the Percent app!

Our recent partnership with Percent allows you to spend and donate without an extra penny being spent on your part! Percent retailers will then donate up to 10% to your chosen charity.

Download the app to get started and you'll be able to raise money for Wonder to support our projects while enjoying a meal out!

Support Wonder for FREE
 
Are you ready for the Wonder Ball?
Only a month remains until our third annual Wonder Ball takes centre stage at the Lansdowne Club, Mayfair on Saturday 29th September!

Don't forget to share the invite and book your tickets for a delicious 3-course dinner, wines, live band and DJ, interactive photobooth, auction and raffle for a truly special evening not to be missed.

Book your tickets
 
Less than a week to go before SEE-ME Ending Modern Slavery Programme commences

With the first week-long workshop oversubscribed, we have other upcoming events in October and November for 16-25 year olds to raise awareness of trafficking and modern slavery and give young people the tools to campaign for effective change.  This is an issue that affects women engaged in our projects both here in Europe but also in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

With confirmed speakers ranging from an MEP to internationally recognised experts and those working with survivors, book your places now to avoid missing out!

Find out more about our SEE-ME project
 
Ride for Wonder!

Interested in participating in Ride London 2019? We've got one guaranteed charity space  for anyone who is up for the 100-mile Prudential RideLondon challenge ‏all to raise money for Wonder. 
Please get in touch to find out more.

Alternatively, we're trying to secure as many additional places through the public ballot and would really appreciate your support. Simply click the link below to enter:

Enter the RideLondon 2019 ballot
 
Instigating change in her life –  Aminata, student at Yarani, Côte d’Ivoire

"In the future, I see myself becoming an independent woman able to help and support my family. I would love to work in the biggest hotel in the world!"

Aminata studies at Yarani, the only vocational training provider in Abobo, Abidjan’s most populous area. Since joining the programme, Aminata has acquired a whole new set of skills, which she hopes will assist her in working towards her dream of working in the biggest hotel in the world! 

Find out more about Aminata's story
 
Family fundraising with the Clarks!

It was a family affair at the Great Peace Run & Walk in May with the mum, brother and sister of Wonder's very own Ruth fundraising for Wonder!

We spoke to mum Kathryn, who is preparing for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in support of Wonder, about her motivation behind fundraising for Wonder, her training regime and the challenges she's had to face in preparing for the Great Peace Run.

Read the blog post
 
Meeting pioneering women in Cameroon

“I have realised through what I do, small or big, I can change the world”

Wonder's Olivia and Ruth travelled to Cameroon in April to provide training and support to pioneering women, who are passionate about instigating change within their communities.

Find out more about their trip in our blog post
 
Florence + The Machine Fan Club Poland raise money for Wonder!

A Polish fan club of Florence + The Machine have raised nearly £800 for Wonder as part of their ‘Raise It Up’ project, in aid of supporting women and girls all around the world.

The fan club sold T-shirts and hosted a poster competition focused on promoting Florence + The Machine’s gig by exploring ideas of girl power and female solidarity. The posters were signed by Florence herself and sold in a charity auction.

We really appreciate the efforts of all of our amazing fundraisers across the globe. Find out how you can fundraise for Wonder below:

Fundraise for Wonder
 
A visit to Baytree – witnessing the FATIMA project in action
Wonder Intern, Flora, visited our partner, the Baytree Centre, in Brixton to witness firsthand our collaborative EU partnership project FATIMA in action and how it advocates the importance of creating safe, welcoming learning spaces for migrant women that goes beyond traditional textbook study to include daily interactions, confidence building and plenty of conversations within language learning.
Read more
 
Thanks for letting us stay in touch! Feel free to feedback ideas or comments anytime you have them by emailing communications@wonderfoundation.org.uk
Support Wonder
 
Wonder Foundation
10 Wellesley Terrace
London N17NA
Registered charity 1148679 
Registered company 7921757

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list