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Fundraise

Many people choose to support our cause by fundraising for us. It’s a fantastic way to raise much-needed funds, and raise awareness.

In the past, people have organised a range of fundraisers and events, such as:

  • Fundraising lunches
  • Charity auctions
  • Sponsored bike rides
  • Charity sales
  • Charity concerts
  • Christmas Carols
  • Awareness-raising breakfasts
  • Talks at churches with a collection from the congregation
  • Bake sales (including cakes made by the women for organisations to sell)
  • Nominating for us to be your workplace’s charity of the year
  • Organising care packages of essential items for women and their children

Whatever type of fundraiser you’d like to organise, we’ll be happy to support you. We can provide information packs, leaflets and folders, and help with hosting, giving a talk or running a workshop.

Please do get in touch and tell us about what you’re planning, we’d love to hear from you.

Call us on 020 7370 3901
Email us at [email protected]
Use our Contact form

When could I hold my event?

Sometimes our supporters choose to organise their events on a particular date to celebrate a feast day or global awareness day. The list below includes some of these to help get you started.

Feast day of St Josephine Bakhita

8 February

St Josephine Bakhita is the Patron Saint of victims of modern slavery. She was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. Once Josephine was freed, she became a Canossian nun and dedicated her life to sharing her testament of freedom from slavery and comforting the poor and suffering. Her legacy shows that suffering can lead to transformation.

She was also the inspiration for the name of Bakhita House, the Diocese of Westminster’s safe house for women in London, which is run by Caritas Westminster (the Diocese’s umbrella organisation for social action projects). The Sisters were one of the partners involved in the project along with the Metropolitan Police Anti-Trafficking Unit and Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

World Day of Social Justice

20 February

An international day, designated by the UN General Assembly, recognising the need to promote social justice. Includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections. Find out more on the UN website.

International Women's Day

8 March

A focal point in the movement for women’s rights, this global day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Find out more on the International Women’s Day website.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

30 July

A global UN day calling governments to action in their accountability to eradicating modern slavery and trafficking and helping victims rebuild their lives. The day also seeks to raise public awareness, mobilise political will and resources, and celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. Find out more on the UN website.

Feast Day of St Maria Micaela

25 August

Maria Micaela founded the Sisters Adoratrices in 1856. Micaela was a passionate, radical woman who endured many difficulties in her calling. She drew courage and strength from her deep Christian faith, and over 160 years later, her pedagogy of love – acceptance, understanding, respect, forgiveness, patience and mercy – continues to inspire people all over the world to continue the work she began so many years ago.

International Day of Charity

5 September

Declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity-related activities all over the world. Events and fundraisers for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organisations take place across the globe.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November

UN-designated day to raise awareness of the reality of violence against women around the world, and highlight the scale and true nature of the issue, which is often hidden. Trafficking and sexual exploitation are part of it. Find out more on the UN website.

Our response to COVID-19

During the coronavirus crisis our priority is to continue to support the women while making sure that we all stay safe and protected during what are difficult and challenging times for so many people.

We are taking on new referrals and in regular contact with the women to address their concerns and evolving needs as the situation progresses. We are also working with colleagues to improve the broader response and access to support.

Given the health risks we are presently unable to offer face to face meetings, but will return to a full service when the emergency level is lifted. You can meanwhile contact us in the usual way and we will do our best to help.


Please visit GOV.UK for advice and guidance about Coronavirus.