Sunday, January 17, 2010

BrisStyle gives back

At each BrisStyle Indie Designers Market a charity is supported through the generous support of our members who donate handmade items for the BrisStyle raffle. We are delighted to announce that as a result of the December market $250 was raised for the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF).

The ACCF is dedicated to eliminating cervical cancer in Australia and in developing countries. This is achieved through enabling public awareness programs, screening and related women’s health clinics and by providing cervical cancer vaccine to women who do not have access to it. Simple and inexpensive, but otherwise unavailable treatments can often prevent great suffering. For more information check out the ACCF website or this informative video.


To put things in perspective a donation of $50 will enable a girl in a developing country to have all three rounds of HPV vaccine over a 6 month period, or enable 3 women to attend a screening clinic. We were also pleased to discover that one of our market customers is now volunteering for the ACCF!


BrisStyle also raised $150 to go toward the Church Ground Funds of our market home at St Augustine's Church in Hamilton.

9 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

Oh gosh I thought I landed on the wrong blog! Wow! It's so different! I love the new crispy clean stylish look. Nice makeover guys!

Hot Fudge said...

Congratulations on the new BrisStyle blog set-up. It's so easy to navigate, and I particularly love the BrisStyle Member Blogs side column with an image from the member's post to entice you to read further. Well done girls!

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Well done Brisstylettes...this is a nice gesture

moose and bird said...

That is wonderful. Every little bit makes a difference. Melinda xo

Twinkle Star Art said...

I love the facelift! It fits better with BrisStyle's website. Well done on all the fundraising too.

Jetta's Nest said...

Yay us....we rock!

Daneve said...

Looks Fantastic love it well done girls!!

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BrisStyle said...

Thanks Rebecca for the great post about ACCF and St Augustine's.

The situation in Haiti has certainly shone a spotlight onto the everyday conditions that 3rd world countries live under and the work that ACCF is bringing to places in similar circumstances is applaudable. It's amazing to note too that just $50 can go such a long way in helping.

Thank you to all who purchased a ticket in the Raffles; to the BrisSylettes for their generous donations of handmade goodies and of course congratualtions to the winners!