Thank you for helping Red Cross' Migrant Support Program
Thank you to those who supported Brave Edith this Christmas. $30 from every piece of jewellery and every gift card sold in December has now been donated to Australian Red Cross’ Migrant Support Program. This was Brave Edith’s second year of Christmas donations and I am thrilled that thanks to the support of our customers, we have raised even more funds than last year. These funds will be used to help migrants who are in urgent need of support for necessities such as groceries, transport and medicine.
Brave Edith jewellery was established in honour of my grandmother, Edith Scanlon, who fled war-torn Burma in 1942. Forced to trek hundreds of kilometres to India, she survived thanks to her own determination but also due to the kind help of others along the way. This is why the work of Australian Red Cross is so close to my heart.
Edith’s journey is testament to the fact that life can be unpredictable and we all need both help and hope at times. At no time could this be more relevant as COVID-19 has placed extreme hardship on many migrants. For many, such as asylum seekers and refugees, their lives were already extremely difficult, while for others such as students and temporary visa holders who lost their jobs during lockdown, their lives have been thrown into disarray.
You can find out more about how Australian Red Cross supports migrants here.
So thank you again for your support and thank you to Australian Red Cross work for always being there to help.
January 13, 2021