Women AND Men are invited to join Azalea's CEO Ruth Robb in doing 'Dressember' in aid of Azalea.
We'd love people to join Ruth in raising vital funds to keep Azalea going through the winter months, when homelessness, mental illness and abuse are at their most extreme.
Ruth will be wearing a dress EVERY day through December to raise money for Azalea.
But this isn't just for women - if you're a man, wear a bow tie instead - it's a great way to get noticed and explain why you're doing it!
It's so powerful for men to stand up against the injustice, isolation, fear and hurt experienced by sexually exploited women.
Did you know Azalea's Drop-in will be open on Christmas Day, as well as the whole festive period?
With many local services having closed down, Azalea is one of the few places women can come to for support and a warm welcome. Each winter Drop-in session costs £115 for the rent and bills.
- £5 pays for the milk at two Drop-in sessions
- £10 will buy a crisis pack given to women in extreme need
- £50 goes towards the petrol for our outreach car, enabling us to connect with new women and spot potential child sexual exploitation cases
- £200 funds two daytime Recovery sessions, supporting women to gain confidence and skills to move on in life
Want to make a statement this winter?
Dress up and join the fight against sexual exploitation. You don't need to go out and buy new outfits or bow-ties - why not ask your friends to lend them, or hit the charity shops and look for some bargains?
Email us to tell us you want to do Dressember, and we'll put you on the fundraising page and send you tips and support, or call 01582 733200 for more information.
Last year, Kev and Rachel Nash (pictured below) wore bow ties and dresses respectively and had a brilliant response. Not only did they raise a lot of money, they had many opportunities to share about Azalea's work and the great need to tackle sexual exploitation.