Amisha's Funny Women Charity Challenge
$1,823.48 raised of $1,517.55 target
$1,823.48 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/Amisha-G
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By text message to donate £10 Text FWCA83 £10
*** Update: I did it! Well actually I did three gigs in a week. One on International Women's Day, one at the Painted Grin comedy night, and one at the WOW festival at the Southbank Centre... It was fun. I am still fundraising. Please donate! I would love to double my target***
To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, I am taking part in the Funny Women Charity Challenge. Each year the wonderful organisation takes 10 high profile Women who are not in Comedy and trains them to be comedians. This year it is particularly exciting, as it is Funny Women's 10th Birthday Celebrations and so the event is a big one.
I have found myself with less than two weeks til the night agreeing to stand in for somebody that had to pull out. So I literally have days to raise money for Womankind and think of something funny to say....
Never knowingly funny, I am absolutely terrified at stepping into the challenge. But the beauty of life is often in saying yes to the things that make you want to hide under your duvet for the rest of time. My work has always been about pushing outside the boundaries of how we normally see or do something, and so I am embracing the opportunity to do this for myself.
It’s an honour to be able to support Womankind Worldwide in the process, as the work they do is vital in today’s world. Did you know that 1 in 3 women will experience violence in their lifetime or that a woman is more in danger in a conflict zone than a soldier?
If me accepting this challenge and potentially making a massive fool out of myself can raise some money for women organisations around the world, I am happy to have a go, so please donate generously.
You can follow my journey to comedian....?! through my twitter account @amishaghadiali
If you would like to buy a ticket for the event and come and witness this. There are 9 brilliant women taking part including Carole Stone, Deb Learing OBE, Rowan Pelling and Charlie Webster. They are £60 and include a sit down meal at the Grang Hotel, Tower Hill. Book Tickets
Amisha Ghadiali discovered the reality of our global fashion industry whilst setting up her jewellerylabel. This put her on a mission to bring awareness to the politics of dressing in an increasingly throwaway world. Her current projects include hosting the Future Fashion series with Soho House,12 Rules to Dress By (her guide to a sustainable wardrobe) and writing for a number of publications as well as her blog Elegance Rebellion.
Amisha’s work has been recognised by selection to the Cultural Leadership Programme in 2011, the Courvoisier Future 500 and a Future 100 award. She also set up radical think tank, Think Act Vote (?!X) in 2010, which explores the new and creative ways we can and are shaping our future lives and communities. Think Act Vote will release it’s collaborative book, The Futures Project in May this year.
Charity Registration No. 328206
Womankind Worldwide is an international women’s human rights charity working to help women and girls transform their lives in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We deliver the essential support that women’s organisations need to amplify their voice, increase their impact and bring about greater change.
Good luck! You will be great!! xxx
Donation by Emma Ponsonby on 26/02/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
You are doing a worthy job brave lady. Hope you will reach the target. Best wishes
Donation by Kirit Talati on 25/02/12
+ £1.25 Gift Aid
Do well. All the best sweety pie.
Donation by Hema Ghadiali on 24/02/12
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Brave! Good luck!
Donation by Tom Ten Thij on 24/02/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
- * Online donations$1,517.96
- Offline donations$305.51
- Text donations$0.00
- Total raised$1,823.48
- Gift Aid$305.51
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