Last week, Daniela Tammam hosted Jewish Women’s Aid’s first ever Manicures and Margaritas evening. The food was plentiful and drink was fl owing. The event was attended by over 25 people who joined together to support JWA.  Beauticians and Henna artists gave up their free time to support the event and worked solidly all night, giving manicures and creating beautiful henna designs.  The guests heard from JWA’s Client Support Manager, who spoke about the recent huge rise in the number of women JWA is supporting, as well as what types of support JWA can offer individual women, focusing on advocacy and advice, counselling, and refuge provision.  She also spoke about the importance of preventing domestic abuse in the future by educating young people in schools and via JWA’s new Safer Dating programme, aimed at 16-25 year olds. The event raised over £1,500 for the charity.  “It was a great way to spend a Thursday evening, drinking cocktails, getting my nails done and having a natter whilst making money for JWA.” said Hannah 25. Laura, 24 who also attended, commented saying it was “An amazing cause and the event was fabulous. People like us enable JWA to continue and help people.”  Naomi Dickson, Chief Executive of JWA was thrilled and  said “I am delighted that this event was such a success, it’s great to see young women engaging with what we do, learning about safe and healthy relationships whilst supporting Jewish Women’s Aid.”

If you’d like to host a ‘Manicures and Margaritas’ evening in aid of Jewish Women’s Aid, please contact:

Safer Dating aims to make sure that being young does not
mean being naïve, that no one feels that they are to blame
for being abused by someone they love, and to enable more
people to spot the signs of abuse and support their friends.
Throughout their lifetimes, 1 in 4 women will be affected by
domestic abuse, and Jewish women are no different. Jewish
Women’s Aid supports Jewish women across the UK and
their children who have been affected by relationship abuse.
Services include: a helpline, refuge, client support, counselling,
therapeutic children’s work, and a training programme
for professionals. Every day, JWA work with women
whose lives have been affected by abuse. For over 10 years,
ewish Women’s Aid has been delivering education work
in schools, teaching 11-18 year olds about what makes
relationships healthy and unhealthy. JWA have run Safer
Dating sessions for Youth Movements, reaching a total of
one hundred 16-17 year olds. JWA have also run sessions
for the 22 to 25-year age group, reaching approximately 40
people. They plan to expand the reach of these workshops
in 2017 and beyond.
JWA helpline – 0808 801 0500