Jeweller to host fundraising coffee morning for Oxfam and IWD.
British jeweller collective Wright & Teague will host a special coffee morning next week to help raise funds for Oxfam as part of the 100-year celebrations for International Women’s Day.
The eponymous company, founded by Gary Wright and Sheila Teague, will hold the event on the morning of International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, at the Wright & Teague store at 35 Dover Street, London from 9am until midday. A mix of press and the public are invited to the fundraiser, which will see 10 percent discount on Wright & Teague collections and a further 10 percent donated to Oxfam.
Coffee and patisseries will be supplied by Taylor St Baristas and Maison Bertaux, and can be enjoyed for a £5 donation. Guests can also purchase special prize draw tickets for £5, which goes directly to Oxfam. The prize-winning ticket will receive a £500 gift voucher.
The event, which will raise money and reocognition for IWD, is part of the its 100 year anniversary celebrations. IWD has become a global mainstream phenomena celebrated across many countries and is an official holiday in almost 25 countries including Afghanistan, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia.
March 8 will see extensive global women’s activity. Performer and social activist Annie Lennox will lead a mass march across London’s Millennium Bridge for charity while schools and governments around the world are participating in the day. More information about International Women’s Day can be found here: http://www.internationalwomensday.com
Wright & Teague has previous experience of collaborations and charity work, with previous partnerships including Oxfam, Swarovski, the Victoria & Albert museum, the British Museum and Ruby & Millie cosmetics.
The company was founded in 1984 when Wright and Teague met at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.