If you follow us on either facebook or twitter, you are probably already aware that our vice president, Sarah Martindale has been selected as a finalist in Miss Plus Size International 2013.
The Grand Final of the pageant will be on 23rd November 23rd at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London! As a branch we have supported Sarah from day one in this pageant and it is so important to us that we can go join her in London to support here there too! But here's the thing... it's expensive.
For each of us to travel from Liverpool to the pageant and stay overnight in Central London it's going to cost around £215 per person. We are currently in the process of putting together some fabulous ideas for fundraising over the next few months but in the meantime we are looking to y0u, dear readers, to make donations. And you can do that here. Our indiegogo page has been set up and at the time of writing has raised £90 towards our total goal of £1000. We would love to raise that goal total on the page. When you donate you're not just helping The Women's Institute - a percentage of the ticket price will also be donated to the pageant's charity partner, MacMillan Cancer Support! Please do consider donating, we are so excited about the prospect of being involved in this pageant supporting healthy body image and body positivity and are desperate to take part down in London! And if you donate £10 or more you can even have your very own knitted lipstick! Don't think you have to donate £10 though, every £1 donated is helpful!
indiegogo campagain with your friends via facebook, twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, whatever you want! Or you could share Sarah's finalist fan page! Or both! Any and all help you can give will be gratefully received. You can read more about Sarah's journey so far on her blog. Thank you!
The Iron Maidens x
All photos by Emily Holton