meetingsclub supported Charities
“Ever since meetingsclub was launched I’ve wanted the company to actively support nominated charities and to give something back. We’re a small team but determined to make a difference and I’m really proud to say that our first meetingsclub Charity Ball raised the fantastic sum of £13,000 for Beyond Food & Fight For Sight, plus we have supported Hospitality Action at ‘le tour de cuisine’ raising nearly £900.00
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Smart Works Reading is part of a UK wide charity that provides high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women in need. They give women the confidence, self-belief and the practical tools required to succeed at interview and start a new chapter of their life. Smart Works helps over 350 unemployed women each year and 60% of those supported go on to get a job.
At the core of the charity’s service is a dressing and interview appointment at one of the Smart Works centres. During a visit, each woman receives a high-quality interview outfit (theirs to keep) tailored to their taste and individually styled by the Smart Works team. This is followed by one-to-one interview training with an experienced recruitment or HR professionals which makes a significant impact on clients, who start believing in their own ability to succeed.
‘I felt valued, cared for, even loved, helped to look fantastically dressed and to feel proud of my life experience and abilities.’
High quality stock is donated from other working women or comes new from retailers. Each dressing room is beautifully set out, full of high quality clothes and gives an immediate boost to anyone who enters.
The success and impact of Smart Works is driven by highly skilled and trained volunteers, who dedicate valuable time to help clients succeed. Their reward is seeing the impact of unlocking a woman’s confidence and finding out how she has gone on to succeed at interview and move on with her life.
Smart Works service is open to any woman who has a confirmed job interview and is referred by JobcentrePlus, Work Programme providers and numerous charities.
If you would like to know more about these three fantastic causes, just click on the links below.