Do Your Own Thing
Les Soeurs Anglaises
Situated in a stunning location in South West France, Les Soeurs Anglaises (LSA) are the ‘go-to’ destination for anyone with a passion for improving or learning a textile crafts-based skill. Their workshops provide the skills to transform basic materials into covetable heritage pieces under the guidance of experts such as the renowned artist India Flint.
Les Soeurs Anglaises have chosen to support Women for Women International by making a donation for each workshop participant. They will also be make copies of Share: the Cookbook available to buy for participants. LSA is currently sponsoring a year long WfWI training course in South Sudan, a country in which two of the Les Soeurs team were born.
"We are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile charity as Women for Women International with which we have so much synergy, both as a business run by women and as specialists in textiles, a sector in which many of the WfWI participants are being trained. Most importantly, WfWI offers theirs participants skills to provide them with a sustainable future” Katie Elliott Armitage, founder of LSA
Find out more about Les Soeurs Anglaises on their website www.lessoeursanglaises.com
Beatrice and Josie's story
"Last May, we decided to take on the exciting challenge of trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp via the Gokyo Lakes in Nepal.
It was a long 18-day trip, and despite a few hiccups which included avalanches and landslides, we finally made it to Base Camp. Upon arrival, the feeling of pride we had was incomparable to any other feeling, not only because we had overcome a personal challenge but also because we had achieved this for a charity we truly felt passionate about.
We chose Women for Women International as this charity had an ethos which we really supported; we were especially keen to help women through their 'sponsor a sister' programme and to help empower individual women in war stricken countries, by providing them with the skills and resources which can set them up for life.
We now have two sisters of our own with whom we can keep in touch whilst both our mothers also have sisters. We are sure that with our acheivment, they will succeed in the coming year!"
You could take on the challenge of a lifetime like Beatrice and Josie - call Izzy on 0207 922 7772 to find out more.
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