We at EOW-Charity thank to Megan Carnegie Brown, a University of Leicester student for hosting ‘The Vagina Monologues’ event in March 2015 to raise funding for our FGM project. Megan and her team have raised £1,366. Thank you all for your support and help.

o Operation Read to Learn – Somalia (2011 – Present).

We have already received book donations from schools and colleges in Leicester (we have a few more collections to organize both inside Leicester and outside. More names will be added shortly.)

o University of Leicester
o Madani High School
o Queen Elizabeth College
o St. Paul’s Catholic School
o Crown Hills Community College

Many thanks go to our Funders, Partners & Sponsors

o Awards for All
o Big local
o University of Leicester
o Charnwood Learning Centre
o RR Donnelley

o International Women’s Day

EOW owes many thanks to the University of Leicester volunteers, who put a lot of effort into organizing and running the event. We could not have done it without you guys! We also want to thank University of Leicester for providing us with the O2 Academy as the venue.

We would also like to thank all the businesses who were kind enough to donate food items for the event:

Bag a Baguette – bagabaguette.com – donated a whole box worth of baguettes
Madison’s – donated a gorgeous cake, which disappeared very quickly

The raffle prizes were donated, courtesy of:

Sweetilicious – for donating a candy hamper
Sophie Adams – www.nutrasure.co.uk – donated a voucher for a personal training session
Ben Carrick – 2 hour music lesson

We would also like to thank the people who participated in the event:

Laraine Tucker – www.stringofpearlstaichi.co.uk – for providing us with a lovely Tai Chi demonstration.
Bhoomika – for providing hand and neck massages on the day
Devita Thandi – www.facebook.com/devita.thandi – Henna and hair accessories.
Mircea – for providing us with classical music on his electric guitar.

Many thanks go to all EOW’s student volunteers from the University of Leicester without whose assistance we could not facilitate our events. THANK YOU ALL!!!!

Kevin Night, our photographer, yet again generously donated his professional photographic expertise; check out Kevin’s website for photos of EOW’s events: http://www.kevnight.com

Prizes for short story competition winners consisted of gift vouchers courtesy of

The Body Shop; Allyson Williamson – www.equilibriumholistics.com
The Bookshop, Kibworth – www.thebookshopkibworth.com
An anonymous contribution of a boxed Sheaffer pen.

EOW gratefully acknowledges the following who generously donated delicious food items:

Beaumont Buffet Services – www.beaumontbuffets.co.uk
Matthew Print – beautifully-baked.co.uk for his original cupcakes with the EOW logo
Kathy Mee – www.kmkakes.co.uk for her delicious chocolate/mocha cupcakes
Hina Mistry – www.mydelights.co.uk – for her floral, vanilla cupcakes plus a special contribution of a beautiful individual cake.
Ishi Khan-Jackson - www.2funnyishi.co.uk – for making us all roar with laughter.
Laraine Tucker – www.stringofpearlstaichi.co.uk – for providing us with a lovely Tai Chi demonstration.
George Simpson – www.georgesimpson.net - our talented singer on the day

o FGM Conference & Somalia Project (2011).

University of Leicester – FGM Conference and for their continuous support
Aqoon – FGM conference and promotion materials
Sisters4Islam – FGM Conference

o Somalia Project (2011).

Ali Salaad Ahmed, the managing director of Graphics Design and Printers C. Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya: for printing T-shirts and promotion materials for our volunteers in Somalia.

o Healty Eating & Physical Activity (2010)

Leicester Secular Society – www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk provided their rooms for the conference and for various meetings.