A summer of successes with our corporate partners


The Corporate Fundraising team has been celebrating a summer of successes led by our fabulous corporate partners – Avon, Benefit, The White Company and Scamp and Dude.

Benefit’s Bold is Beautiful

Benefit Cosmetics’ Bold is Beautiful campaign raised a staggering £297,603 this year for its two charities Refuge and Look Good Feel Better. This could pay for more than 2,800 nights in a refuge for a woman and her children experiencing domestic violence.

Throughout May, Benefit waxed 44,545 eyebrows, raised almost £26,000 across three pink pop-up shops (which saw over 10,000 customers walk through their doors), and head office staff raised just under £20,000 thanks to individual fundraising efforts.

This astounding campaign was duly recognised as a finalist in the ‘Corporate Partnership of the Year’ category at the 2018 Third Sector Awards.

A huge thank you to all at Benefit for their ongoing passion and dedication in supporting our cause. Here’s to another wonderful year working towards Bold is Beautiful 2019!


Long-standing corporate partner Avon continued to honour its pledge to end violence against women and girls by launching two new products over the summer.

At least £1 from the Infinity Loop Bracelet will be donated to Refuge and Women’s Aid, with our contribution going to support our live-saving and life-changing services. The bracelet will go back on sale in November so don’t miss it!

We were also thrilled to attend the launch of Avon’s brand new Arctic Steel nail varnish at WAH Nails in August.

The aim of the nail varnish launch was to open up conversations around domestic abuse, attracting the attention of beauty bloggers and journalists, including Vogue’s Lauren Murdoch-Smith, to a ‘let’s get talking’ event. For every nail varnish purchase, the profits will be donated to Refuge and Women’s Aid.

The White Company

Refuge champion, Luke Hart, joined us to speak at The White Company’s head office in August about domestic abuse and our crucial work supporting survivors.

Luke, along with his brother Ryan, recently released a book detailing the abuse their mother and sister suffered before they were tragically killed by their father two years ago. Since then, they have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of domestic abuse and coercive control.

The White Company employees across the country will now take part in a competitive challenge to raise money for Refuge and their two other charities, Princes Trust and Place to Be.

Good luck with the challenge!

Scamp and Dude

We would also like to thank Sam Chapman from Pixiwoo and Scamp and Dude for the launch of the ‘Swag Bag with Purpose’. Created in collaboration with five top beauty bloggers, each of the ‘Swag Bags’ were designed to raise money for five respective charities.

Sam Chapman from Pixiwoo chose Refuge as her charity of choice and we will receive all the profits from her eye-catching electric blue leopard print/lightning bolt zip bag.