Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Removals and Baggage Shipping Specialist Helps Women Dress for Success

Charity Aims to Restore Confidence
Shipping News Feature

UK –Earlier this month over a hundred immaculately turned out businesswomen descended on Australia House on London’s Strand for a networking event in honour of Dress for Success – a charity that assists disadvantaged women find employment. Attending the function was international removals and personal effects shipping specialist Anglo Pacific in the form of its Australian-born Baggage Manager, Bianca Robinson, who commented:

“Dress for Success helps women on low incomes get back to work by inviting them to the charity’s north London office, arranging for a trained stylist to dress them in a smart professional interview outfit and then giving some all-important interview training. Looking fantastic and with confidence restored – these women have a far better chance of success.

“In the run-up to this event, Anglo Pacific has been collecting donated clothing from various London pick-up points to deliver to Australia House for display. It was humbling to see the generosity of professional women and to grasp the fact that these endless rails of clothing could really change the course of a woman’s life.”

Natalie McPherson, Chair of Ruby UK, the Australian based professional women’s networking group hosting the Dress for Success event said that Ruby UK simply could not have delivered without the support of Anglo Pacific who transported mountains of clothes from donation locations to the event venue and then onto Dress for Success. She said:

“The items they transported went from loving homes to ladies who truly need them and Bianca’s team treated the goods with relevant care each step of the way. Nothing was too much trouble and you could sense a genuine interest at being able to contribute and participate, again, another big thank you to Anglo Pacific for their role with this Ruby UK event."

The UK branch of Dress for Success was launched in Islington in 2000 by Susan Denmead, who was stirred by the US version when she spotted it on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Susan is still involved as an ambassador. The basis of the charity is simple, women who have been unemployed, have spent years as full-time mums, been very ill or in prison are helped back into the workplace by being furnished with fabulous interview outfits, giving them confidence and the wherewithal to make a fantastic first impression. If they get the job, they can come back for more outfits. If they don’t, they are boosted and reassured to try again.