Each year, Scottish Women in Business adopts a charity, nominated by members and selected by its President in consultation with committee members.
At each event, a donation of £1 per attendee is added to the amount that SWIB pays to the charity at the end of the year.
SWIB's charity for 2012-13 is the Women’s Support Project.
The Glasgow-based project works across Scotland to raise awareness of the extent, causes and effect of male violence against women, and for improved services for those affected by violence. They offer support for women whose children have been sexually abused or exploited; raising awareness; improving service responses to violence against women including delivery of training; public education.
As usual, the money and awareness provided by SWIB will make a huge difference to help the chosen charity, so if you have any ideas on how SWIB can raise money for our Charity of the Year, please let us know using the contact form.
The charity chosen for 2011-12 was the Emma Cameron Foundation, established in Glasgow after Emma died of cancer aged 11. It was created to make a difference to the lives of children and their families after a child has been diagnosed with cancer.
During the year, SWIB raised £1871.50 for the Emma Cameron Foundation, by a variety of means, including the Christmas raffle, fire-walking, a "bake auction" and - of course - the £1 for each attendee at each event through the year.
Previous recipients have included Cue & Review Recording Service, Glasgow Children's Holiday Scheme, Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Big Build Appeal, the Parkinson's Disease Society, Yorkhill Children's Foundation, CRY, Maggie Centre and Sense.
Want to be our next Charity of the Year?
Check out our how to apply page.