As part of the ‘Snapping the Stiletto’ exhibition currently on display at Epping Forest District Museum a charity auction is being organised in aid of Safer Places.
The exhibition itself reveals the hidden stories of women who lived in Essex and explores how women’s roles and opportunities have changed since gaining the right to vote in 1918. It also aims to dispel the negative stereotype of ‘Essex girls’ and their white stilettoes, by highlighting the lives and achievements of Essex women.
The exhibition also features shoes on display – worn and owned by Essex women with fascinating stories- including Sally Gunnell, Kate Silverton, Penny Lancaster and Dame Helen Mirren.
These celebrity shoe donations will form part of a charity auction being held at the museum in March in support of Safer Places https://www.saferplaces.co.uk/about-us/ which supports women in Essex who are suffering from domestic abuse – the charity helps to rebuild their confidence and empower them to achieve what they thought would be impossible.
There will also be a raffle during the event and we have had a number of generous donations from businesses including:
Lathams Home https://lathamshome.com/
The Square Bar and Grill http://www.thesquarebarandgrill.co.uk/
Flowers by Danielle http://www.flowersbydanielle.co.uk/
Experience Days www.experiencedays.co.uk
Haywards Restaurant http://haywardsrestaurant.co.uk/
Mr Todiwala’s Petiscos
Organica Beauty http://www.organica-beauty.co.uk/
Tony’s Pie and Mash
The #Nail Bar
If any other local businesses would like to support our event please do get in touch: