Our Chosen Charity: Smart Works
EWIF’s National chosen charity is an incredible organisation, Smart Works. Smart Works facilitates unemployed women in need to get back to work by providing high-quality interview clothes and training.
About Smart Works
Smart Works harness’ the power of clothes and confidence to allow a woman to be her best at a crucial moment in her life, giving the self-belief and the practical tools required to succeed at interview and transform her life.
What They Do
Women are referred to Smart Works from other organisations such as job centres, work programmes, prisons, care homes, homeless shelters and mental health charities. Half have been unsuccessful in over 20 applications. A third have been turned down from over 50 jobs. All are suffering from a lack of confidence in their own abilities.
In 2019 Smart Works announced their Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Sussex. The Duchess chose to support the organisation due to her passion for supporting women and her commitment to helping women across the UK. Smart Works also boasts some wonderful patrons, outside of the Royal circle. Amongst these are Jennifer Saunders, Samantha Cameron and Betty Jackson CBE.
How can I help?
Every summer, we organise charity virtual 10k and 5k runs in aid of Smart Works, in partnership with Virtual Runner. It’s a great opportunity to get healthy and raise money for a fantastic cause!