Share the love for our work this Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air – and we have two very special ways you can celebrate with us
It’s that time of year again! Here in the UK, love is in the air: florists are stock-piling red roses, TV schedules are crammed with re-runs of romantic comedies, and you can’t get a restaurant reservation for love nor money.
But however you feel about Valentine’s Day, this year we’re thrilled to share two very special ways you can support our work – and help achieve equality for girls everywhere.
Treat yourself to a special sweatshirt
Our amazing partners at Sugarhill Brighton are donating £10 to Plan International UK for every Crazy Little Thing Called Love sweatshirt they sell.
So if you’re on the look-out for the perfect present, want something special to wear this Valentine’s Day, or just fancy treating yourself to a new wardrobe staple, it’s a great way to give something back while you shop.
Invest in a wedding dress that does good
How can you make sure your wedding dress has a social conscience? Buy a #preloved dress.— Brides do Good (@BridesDoGood) February 2, 2019
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Social enterprise Brides Do Good fund programmes that empower young girls and educate communities, in order to eradicate child marriage.
Through partnerships with brands and brides, they offer brides-to-be a beautiful collection of designer wedding dresses, with up to two-thirds of the funds raised through sales going to their charity partners, including Plan International.
Brides Do Good are also committed to supporting our Safe Schools for Refugees in Ethiopia programme, which is protecting children displaced by the civil war in South Sudan.
Follow @brides_do_good on Instagram or discover more below!
‘I want girls to know their rights’
In Nepal, we’re working with girls like Sabina, 19, to enable girls to avoid marriage, stay in school and decide for themselves whether and when to marry.
As part of our children’s club network, Sabina has played an important role in raising awareness of harmful traditional practices in her community, including child marriage.
“I want girls to know their rights, so together, we can change our destiny,” she says. “By working together, we can unlock the power of girls. We will not stop until all girls are seen, listened to and valued.”
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