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Beauty of Raising Funds for Good Causes


Family Values: Simran Sehmi (second from right) with (from left) Anita, Simran and Avnish Goyal.
Family Values: Simran Sehmi (second from right) with (from left) Anita, Simran and Avnish Goyal.

Four charities are set to benefit from funds raised at an event in London last Wednesday (12).

More than 100 guests enjoyed an evening of masterclasses and beauty tips as they raised money for good causes at the Beauty in Bloom event.

Simran Sehmi, whose idea it was, said: “I wanted to unite my passion for charity work with my love of empowering women through self-confidence, self-esteem and beauty.

“The four charities I have chosen share a vision to help women, and their individual visions have each inspired elements of Beauty in Bloom.”

The evening raised £1,636 through ticket sales and cash donations, with all proceeds being split between the four charities chosen by Sehmi.

The groups set to benefit are the National Female Genital Mutilation Centre, a partnership between children’s charity Barnardo’s and the Local Government Association (LGA); Acid Survivors Trust International; Educate 2 Eradicate, which deals with providing training for front-line professionals such as school staff, police officers, doc-tors and midwives on the issues of forced marriage, female genital mutilation and honour abuse; and Binti Inter-national, which aims to provide menstrual dignity to girls all over the world by improving access to sanitary products, teaching menstrual hygiene and dispelling stigma around menstruation.

Sehmi is a member of the Hemraj Goyal Foundation (HCF) leadership team. Set up to honour the memory of Hemraj Goyal, who came to the UK from India 40 years ago, HCF is a charity dedicated to making a difference in the quality of life of those less fortunate, both in the UK and abroad. It funds organisations that work to promote education, women and children’s rights and put an end to human trafficking.

HCF also supports promoting good relations and community cohesion be-tween all faith groups.