Good Morning Angelical SISters,
Yes we are in that super angelic moment of SIS, I hear harps playing …
SIS has a great respect for all this beautiful work, many of the angels we speak of in our columns are public people who dedicate their time, energy and image, campaigning for some institutions and projects to benefit, in some way, a lot of people going through situations that we did not want anyone else to go through.
Let’s talk about the institutions of which Helena Bonham Carter, our birthday girl is involved and in some of them she is the patroness.
- Children of Peace
Children of Peace is an organization that seeks to build trust, friendship and reconciliation between Israeli and Palestinian children between 4 and 17 years of age and their respective communities.
They use programs that involve arts, education, health, and sports.
This way, future generations will be able to live and work peacefully side by side.
The Oxford Committee for Famine Relief – Oxfam was founded in 1942 when a group of people gathered for a food fundraising campaign in an attempt to reduce hunger and mitigate the damage caused by World War II.
The committee was set up in Oxford, England, and was able to send food to hungry women and children in places that were dominated by the Nazis and suffered from the blockade of the Allies.
With the emergence of other Oxfam around the world, in 1995, a group of independent non-governmental organizations founded Oxfam International, which aims to work together to reach more people in the quest to reduce poverty, inequality and injustice.
Today, it is a confederation of 20 organizations present in 94 countries that work to reduce poverty, eradicate hunger and inequalities around the world.
- Save the Children
Save the Children is an organization that provides a healthy start to life, an opportunity for learning and protection from harm.
They do whatever it takes to save children, transform their lives and share a good future with all of them.
- Action Duchenne
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a rare and complex genetic muscle wasting condition, mainly affecting males. It is one of the most severe muscular dystrophies, causing muscle weakness and appears in early childhood, between the ages of 2 and 5.
In response, Bonham Carter became Action Duchenne’s first patron, as the only national charity that exclusively funds research for a cure and promotes campaigns for better medical care for Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy.
- Children in Need
Helena has narrated a film entitled Saying Goodbye for Children In Need.
Saying Goodbye is a story of a group of children and young people in the UK dealing with some terminal illness or death of a parent.
The King’s Speech actress said: “It’s a privilege to be able to be involved with such a heart-rending film which shares such honest and important stories from children and young people as they cope with death of a parent or are facing this possibility.
“I hope this film strikes a chord with people across the UK and encourages them to donate to BBC Children In Need to enable the charity to continue to support children and young people who need it most.”
Helena Bonham Carter shows her support for domestic violence as she proudly takes part in Refuge charity event Walk4
She is known for her eccentric sense of style just as much as she is when acting.
The British actress stood side by side with many survivors of domestic violence when she embarked on the Walk4 event in London to raise awareness of the cause she proudly wore the T-Shirt and raise money for Refuge.
Helena, as a high-profile participant, chatted with the charity’s chief executive and a family victimised by the traumatic act, before the event kicked off.
She also posed for photos beside the charity’s line of reasons, upon which participants pen down their decision for walking and supporting the event.
The walk has the purpose to highlight the statistic that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives.
That’s why wanted so much Helena to be our first birthday woman of the week, because, as well as a complete actress, she has an angel heart and cares about humanity as a whole.
For more people like Helena Bonham Carter in the world, please!