Help fund our next Work Well Programme

by Claire Dormand in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £11,059

raised so far



Transformative employability support for women who have experienced significant trauma through trafficking and exploitation.

by Claire Dormand in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 8th July 2022 we'd raised £10,500 with 73 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

If we reach our stretch target, we will be able to offer the programme to a larger group of women. 100% of LoveWell's profits are invested back into the organisation so we can offer paid employment, training and support to women who have experienced trauma through trafficking and exploitation. The more money we raise, the more placements we can offer on our Work Well programme. 

About Us

LoveWell’s Mission is to create supportive pathways into employment for women who have experienced significant trauma through trafficking and exploitation. We offer transformative training and support, for women to grow in confidence, increase their skills, abilities as well as self-worth enabling them to move confidently into employment.

Our trainees learn how to create luxurious, high-quality wellbeing products, using sustainable materials and practices. They create candles, bath oils, salts and reed diffusers that are vegan, as well as organic, packaged in recyclable and reusable materials. As a direct result of completing LoveWell’s Work Well programme, trainees have moved into alternative long-term employment or education/training. We now directly employ one of our previous trainees and aim to increase such employment opportunities with LoveWell in the future.

100% of our profits go back into the work we do.

"When I have finished making the products I think 'wow', I am proud of myself, I feel smart, like a genius! [I have] a sense of achievement, I'm happy, I want to show people - look what I have made!"

Why are we crowdfunding?

We want to continue the work we are doing, offering support to marginalised groups of women in Bristol. As a business with strong social value, the cost of getting our products to market comes at a higher price than a regular business. Sales of our products contribute to training women in the skills they need to thrive. All of our profits are invested into the work we do with our trainees - whilst they are with us and in supporting them after the programme as they move into employment. 

We are crowdfunding to raise £5,000, which will enable us to further develop our training programme. We will provide sales and marketing skills to the trainees, advancing their general business knowledge, with the goal of actively including them in the products they make - as a key part of our marketing team and strategy. 

Furthermore, We have also been accepted onto the British Airways Better Community Fund, who will match fund our total funding if we are successful, meaning every pound you donate will be doubled.

Why support us?

We know this programme works! 60% of women who work with us move into formal employment following the programme. All trainees are offered mentoring support for between 6 months and a year following the programme. Many say this support is what encourages them to seek employment after their time with LoveWell.

Every pound you donate will have a significant impact, for example £25 funds two hours of intensive employability support for one woman.

Our Products

Our products are handmade in small, unique batches. The range includes bottles of bath salts, body oils and two ranges of soy candles: massage and aromatherapy, both containing pure essential oils. From the suppliers to the packaging, every effort is made to use local businesses - working with suppliers who directly support local communities in the production of the raw materials that go into our products. Through the creation of our products, our aim is to be recognised as a leading light in the beauty industry- a creative business model with a social core.

Select a reward

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Thank you notecard

For a donation of £10 you will receive a thank you notecard signed by one of our trainees as our way of saying thank you.

£25 or more

£25 Votive and notecard

Receive one of our luxury votives, with a burn-time of 25 hrs, delivered to your door with a notecard signed by one of our trainees

£50 or more

£50 Large candle and tote bag

Receive one of our large, luxury candles, which burn for 40 hrs, along with one of our ‘Empowering women’ tote bags

£75 or more

£75 Massage candle and bath salts

One of our popular massage candles and a bottle of our bath salts. Use the natural oils from the candle as a nourishing body oil after a luxurious soak in the bath - the perfect set for a night of home pampering

£100 or more

£100 Two candles and a tote bag

For £100, receive TWO of our large candles and an ‘Empowering women’ tote bag

£150 or more

£150 workshop with food and fizz

Attend a workshop (Bristol-based) taught by our trainees and learn to make our three most popular products: a massage candle, bottle of bath salts and a bath oil, along with lunch and a glass of fizz before you go. To take place in the Autumn, perfect for doing with a friend (you must purchase one of these rewards each).

£500 or more

£500 Group Workshop

Group workshop: let us teach you how we make our products and you will take home a number of products you have made. This reward is ideal if you want to learn how to make some of the products in our range for Christmas presents, or for a work wellbeing event for up to 10 people. To take place in the Autumn of 2022.

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