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Alessandra Alonso

Alessandra Alonso is crowdfunding

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£920
raised of £2,500 target by 30 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to provide 25 unemployed women with 6 months worth of training, mentoring, CV writing and interview skills, enabling their return to work.

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Women in Travel cic is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting vulnerable women by using Travel and Tourism as a force for good. We support, mentor, train and introduce to employment marginalised and vulnerable women who may have refugee status; who might have experienced modern slavery; who might be homeless.

Covid-19, however, is rapidly changing the definition of 'vulnerable'. Women in Travel is having to focus on helping women until recently working in the sector, but now unemployed and without income due to the pandemic. With no travel allowed, hotels, restaurants and all other leisure establishments shut down, the sector has been hit very hard and many women, often with contract or part time roles have been quickly let go. With women making up

around 60% of the industry workforce, there is no doubt that many more women will need our support!

Many still have commitments around childcare and are in single parent households. Most worry about paying rent and whether their skills will be relevant in a post‐pandemic world.

We are working hard to meet the needs of our beneficiaries as much as we can. But we too are suffering the impact of this pandemic. With our trading income almost entirely decimated, we need your support to continue offering our valuable services to our vulnerable beneficiaries!

Anything you donate will go directly towards supporting women beneficiaries. Your funds will help them find the confidence; access skills and identify opportunities to gain economic and personal empowerment.

Thank you for your support!

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    Supporters

    30

    • Anna Williams

      Anna Williams

      Oct 4, 2020

      Thank you for your support during a really challenging time. Happy to be able to give a little something back to such a good cause.

      £20.00

    • Claire S

      Claire S

      Oct 3, 2020

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 29, 2020

      Thank you for your time providing the coaching.

    • Alison

      Alison

      Sep 23, 2020

      A great cause - thank you for all you're doing in these difficult times for all of us in travel.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 23, 2020

      At a time where many are at their most vulnerable this is a fantastic initiative.Alessandra puts everything into perspective and has a creative approach.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 23, 2020

      £5.00

    • Karen Simmonds

      Karen Simmonds

      Sep 23, 2020

      I am looking forward to collaborating with you and playing my part in your vision.

      £50.00

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    Alessandra Alonso

    Alessandra Alonso

    London

    Alessandra founded Women in Travel cic in 2017. Previously she co-founded gender consultancy Shine, after spending 10 years in the corporate world. She thrives seeing women realise their potential by using Travel & Tourism as a force for good.

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