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£3,250raised of £3,000 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,250 to empower survivors of human trafficking

    London
    Funded on Sunday, 15th September 2019

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    Strength & Stem will be a social enterprise florist that empowers survivors of human trafficking through meaningful employment, life-giving community and skills training.

    We are raising money to fund a pilot series of community floristry workshops.

    Our community floristry workshops will exist to provide the opportunity for women to be creative, to find community and to learn new skills. We will use floristry as a therapeutic tool to help women flourish.

    The four full-day workshops, which will run over a series of four weeks, will teach ten women a range of floristry skills including hand tied bouquets, buttonholes, flower crowns, wreaths and table arrangements. For the duration of the pilot we will work with British flowers and without floral foam to reduce carbon footprint and waste, and to enhance the sustainable and ethical nature of the training.

    The founders and florists of British flower growers Wolves Lane Flower Company have agreed to teach the workshops. To identify participants we will be working alongside a London charity with a leading modern slavery response team.

    The money raised will be used to cover the costs of venue hire; hiring the experienced florists to lead the workshops; raw materials including the British flowers; food and refreshments for the participants; and participant travel - for the entire series of workshops.

    Participants will complete an impact questionnaire which will help us to establish the link between the workshops and any improvement in participants’ sense of confidence, purpose and belonging in the community.

    Everyone who donates will be updated on our progress. We will also publish updates on our website www.strengthandstem.com in due course.

    Following this, Strength & Stem will be launched as a social enterprise in late 2019.

    We are excited to play a part in helping survivors of human trafficking not only to survive, but to flourish.

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    • Jess Visser2 months ago
      Jess Visser

      Jess Visser

      2 months ago

      Wow! I have been shortlisted to become the JustGiving Change Maker of the Year! Out of 50,000 nominations, I am one of 24 finalists, one of three in my category. I can hardly believe it. Thank you to all of you for your ongoing support, I really couldn't have done this alone. You can check out the following link to vote for me: https://pages.contact.justgiving.com/justgivingvoting2019/

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    • Jess Visser2 months ago
      Jess Visser

      Jess Visser

      2 months ago

      Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your generosity and support. We have lowered the overall target on JustGiving to reflect the profits raised from our recent fundraising event in London as well as funds pledged from other donors for upcoming projects! Hooray! We are halfway there! We will thank each of you personally via email and or post. If you donated anonymously, we'd love your details to be able to get in touch. If you would like to hear from us, please contact me at jess@strengthandstem.com.

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    • Jess Visser4 months ago
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      Jess Visser

      4 months ago

      We have reached 30% of our target! Thank you so much for your support. We are in the midst of planning a few exciting things to be able to reach our target and put on this series of floristry workshops. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details.

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    5 months ago

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    Supporters

    30

    • Georgie

      Georgie

      Sep 6, 2019

      Yes Jessssss! Woop woop. Super proud of you xxxxxx

    • David Hanson

      David Hanson

      Aug 14, 2019

      £5.00

    • Jane Ellis

      Jane Ellis

      Jul 5, 2019

    • Sarah Beckett

      Sarah Beckett

      Jun 19, 2019

      You are all amazing xxx

      £20.00

    • Mick and Buffy

      Mick and Buffy

      Jun 14, 2019

      We are so excited to see your dream coming to fruition. Can't wait to see the amazing things you are going to do through this.Lots of love

    • Matt and Ands

      Matt and Ands

      Jun 3, 2019

      Well done Jess!

      £100.00

    • Jan

      Jan

      May 31, 2019

      What a beautiful way of enabling people, who have suffered so much to find employment.

      £50.00

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    Jess Visser

    Jess Visser

    London

    In addition to my early career as a headhunter, I have trained in floristry and I have experience of volunteering with a social enterprise in East London that supports disadvantaged women.

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