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Women in League - The Beauty Bank


 The Cronulla Sharks is proud to announce a new “signature charity partnership” with local charity, The Beauty Bank, ahead of the Club’s celebrations for women in Rugby League over the next two weeks.

The Beauty Bank, founded in 2013 by Sutherland Shire mother of two Jen Armstrong, looks to provide life’s ‘little luxuries’ to those in need. The charity provides packs of unused and unopened toiletries and beauty products (made up from donations) and distributes them to refuges and shelters for women (and men), in particular, for those who have suffered domestic violence.

“To date I have helped over 1000 women in need and I can't wait to take it to the next level,” she said.

“The Cronulla Sharks’ support of The Beauty Bank means that this will be possible. Through their stewardship and community initiatives, I will be able to reach more survivors of domestic violence.

“Thanks to their promotion of this charity, more gift packs will be able to be distributed to those in need. Their long standing goodwill within the community and positive approach to being 'more than just a football club' will help The Beauty Bank achieve it's goals of becoming a charitable organisation that is well managed, inclusive and is able to assist many more women and men in need than they have to date.”

Sharks Head of Engagement and Pathways, Tim Thorne, praised the initiative.

“We are more than just a Football Club and at our core is to go out and make a difference in the community,” Thorne said.

“Partnering with The Beauty Bank allows us to do that. The Beauty Bank is a wonderful charity that will do so much good and support those in need. 

“To be able to truly add value to that is a wonderful opportunity that we relish.”

The charity’s social workers aim to assist victims of domestic violence. Armstrong said it is important to support those women – and men – who may be feeling the impacts of an abusive relationship.

“Those nice little things, if you’re having a tough time, it’s going to put a smile on your face – hopefully,” said Armstrong.

“It’ll be great to collect as much as we can to make up some gift packs and to help out some more women in need.”

People can make donations to The Beauty Bank at Remondis Stadium on May 9 when the Sharks take on the Warriors in their Women In League celebration match.

For more information, please visit The Beauty Bank’s webpage HERE.


Other donation points around the Sutherland Shire:


Fitness First Cronulla – Captain Cook Drive (near Sharkies Leagues Club)

Wanda Platinum (Wanda Beach)

Miranda (The Kingsway, opposite Westfield Miranda)

Sylvania (The Kingsway, near Southgate Shopping Centre)

Blooms Cronulla (Cronulla Mall) -

Hypoxi Cronulla (Suite 106, Level 1 30 Kingsway)

Spray Tan Society (96a Cawarra Rd Caringbah NSW 2229)

Sharkies Leagues Club, Captain Cook Drive

JLD Active  (3/21-23 Bay Road, Taren Point)

Elite PT  (Cronulla Sports Pavilion, 1 The Esplanade, Sth Cronulla Beach)