Marie Claire and L’Occitane join forces to raise money for girls in developing countries – and here’s how you can help

Buy a deliciously-smelling candle and support this worthy cause for girls in developing countries

Here at HousetoHome, we’re extremely proud to support our sister publication, Marie Claire, with its important campaign to raise money for girls’ safety and education in developing countries around the world.

In association with L’ Occitane, Marie Claire has created ‘La Flamme Maire Claire’ – a verbena-scented candle to raise money for this worthy cause.

The candle acts as a symbol of hope and a beacon of knowledge, spreading the light of understanding and education across the world.

100% of the profits will be donated to three charities; Plan International UK (Sierra Leone and Uganda), Toutes a L’Ecole (Cambodia) and Entreprenuers du Monde (Africa), in order to help transform the lives of thousands of girls.

The aim is to raise £300K by the end of 2016, and the profits will help to save young girls from child labour, forced marriages and sexual exploitation, as well as providing them with a better education.

For over 30 years, L’Occitane’s charitable organisation, the L’Occitane Foundation, has worked tirelessly to support women and girls in developing countries by teaching them essential knowledge and skills, as well as funding financial resources. It seemed natural to join forces with Marie Claire – a magazine that has always supported the emancipation and freedom of women.

Trish Halpin, the Editor of Marie Claire UK said: ‘We are excited to launch ‘La Flamme Marie Claire’, in partnership with L’Occitane, in the United Kingdom this year. Marie Claire takes its longstanding commitment for the emancipation of women though education worldwide and we are delighted to work with this sublime cosmetics brand that shares with us the passion to improve the lives of all women and girls.’

La Flamme Maire Claire costs £8 will be available online and in all L’Occitane stores from September 1st.

Join us in support of this campaign by tweeting @Planuk using the hash tag #SHARETHELIGHT.

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