I would personally like to thank you for visiting our website. What you will see on our site is a non for profit organisation that is run by women for women. We are a business that puts its heart and soul into everything we do. We are a non for profit that operates with transparency and integrity. We are supported by incredible volunteers, generous supporters which is you the public and I am extremely proud of Support The Girls. It is truly a labour of love.
People often ask me what is it like to run a non for profit and what qualifications does one need to be able to know what women need. The answer is simple. I am a mother, I was widowed at 39, a survivor and have succeeded through my roller coaster life with strong skills of resilience. I have walked the journey that so many of these women have walked on multiple levels. I can with absolute conviction identify with so many of their stories. So when I respond in a conversation, I not only respond with empathy but firsthand knowledge as do many of our volunteers. I also have my corporate background to tap into that allows me to run the business side of Support The Girls.
I understand what it is like to live in your own “bubble” and not broadcast to the world your struggles. I have always been an intensely private person, but also a very proud person so I would never ask for help. This is the reality of so many of our clients. It is not just the homeless women, or women impacted by domestic issues that are in need. Even in the everyday world, I know there are so many women out there who are trying to start their own business’s and have nothing in the fridge, yet go out there as if the world is at their feet and go home and dissolve back into reality. For them buying a bra, underwear or menstrual hygiene products is a struggle. It is that “fake it till you make it” attitude that we have to change. We need to make it, but as women we need to support each other more whilst we get there. We need to feel comfortable to reach out to our friends or community and say I need help. On the whole most women do not do this.