Brave Edith jewellery was established in honour of Edith Scanlon, who fled war-torn Burma in 1942. Forced to trek hundreds of kilometres to India, she survived extreme heat, exhaustion and disease thanks to her own determination and due to the kind help of others along the way. Edith’s journey is testament to the fact that life can be unpredictable and we all need both help and hope at times.
Thank you to those who supported Brave Edith in November and December. $30 from every piece of jewellery and every gift card sold has now been donated to Australian Red Cross’ Emergency Support Program for Migrants in Australia.
The funds will be used to help asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Australia who are in urgent need of financial and material support for life’s necessities such as groceries, transport vouchers and essential medicines. You can find out more about how Red Cross support migrants here.
As we’ve all come to see this year with the devastation of the bushfires, the Australian Red Cross excels at providing emergency assistance to those who need it most. As a result, we have also matched the donation to the Emergency Relief Program for Migrants with an equal donation to Australian Red Cross’ Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund for the bushfires.
Red Cross teams are currently supporting people at evacuation centres and recovery hubs across New South Wales. Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. At the worst of times, they bring out the best of humanity.