Laptops and Lipstick business networking group and local charity
Each year, Laptops & Lipstick awards a free annual membership to a local charity. The membership is worth nearly £500 and enables the charity to join our monthly meetings where they can meet and network with a range of local businesses. As a group, we also commit to organising a fundraising event (historically a quiz but we're open to new ideas!) and to supporting the charity's own fundraising ideas.
Since our inception in 2011 we have supported four different local charities and raised thousands of pounds. In addition to taking part in dragon boat races, walks over the O2, sponsored runs, sky dives and more!
Our 2020/21 Charity partner
Ada & Albert is a local children's charity created by passionate individuals who believe in giving local, vulnerable children a better start and providing them with a childhood that enables them to discover their own potential.
The charity boutique and community hub are based in Chislehurst's Royal Parade and currently offers good quality pre-loved ladies and kids wear, as well as room hire for community events. In the past 12 months the space has hosted yoga classes, arts and crafts for adults and children, flower arranging and hair braiding workshops, to name a few. The class providers have chosen Ada & Albert in recognition of the causes that we wholeheartedly work towards, and the boutique's daily success rests largely on local donations and an incredible pool of volunteers.
We aim to deliver tangible results and all proceeds go towards local, less fortunate children in the Bromley borough. Recent initiatives we've supported include Threshers Day Nursery in Orpington, Champions 4 Change, working in partnership with Clarion Housing to provide essentials such as beds for children, funding a youth group in Mottingham to give many youngsters access to support and learning opportunities as well as Christmas Hampers for families in need. More information here.