Virtual Charity Auction: You Raised £17,052!

 

Our Virtual Charity Auction has now ended and we are beyond delighted that the incredible What About Weddings community have raised such an impressive amount!

50% of funds raised will be shared equally across the following, amazing charities, and the remaining sum will help fund urgent What About Weddings lobbying work.:

  • Women’s Aid – we know with women unable to work and get to safe spaces, that domestic abuse has increased during the pandemic. As an industry with 80% female led businesses we want to do our bit to help fund life- saving services for women and children in the UK.
  • Shelter – we know that those working in the wedding and events industry are facing financial difficulties and a housing crisis is now emerging in our sector. In our last survey in December 2020 we found that 50% of wedding professionals have fallen through the cracks of government support, unable to access the grants, loans and furlough payments given to others. Almost a million event professionals have been unable to work at all since March.
  • Mind – we know that 94% of UK wedding industry employees have reported that their mental health has been impacted by the pandemic and restrictions on work. We receive daily reports of severe anxiety, depression, increased substance abuse and suicidal thoughts from our community.

We could not be ecstatic at the success of the auction, nor more grateful at the generosity of all those who donated and bid and helped us make this a fun, uplifting, enjoyable and ultimately hugely successful event.

Thank you so much for all your unconditional support.

If you missed our auction, you can CLICK HERE to make a one off donation to the What About Weddings Just Giving page.