The NETWORK, Luxembourg's oldest international professional business women's association, has announced the launch of its "Christmas Sparkle" appeal for the benefit of female victims of domestic violence.

Similar to the traditional shoebox appeal, the Christmas sparkle appeal aims to support one of The NETWORK's chosen women's charities ahead of the association's 30th anniversary next year: the Fraenhaus, a reguge for women victims of domestic violence, run by Femmes en Détresse asbl.

The women who take refuge in the Fraenhaus usually leave their homes in the middle of the night, with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Toiletries and basic hygiene products, items many take for granted, are the last thing on their mind. The Christmas sparkle appeal aims to send some Christmas magic to these women.

To contribute, the public (members and non-members of The NETWORK alike) can purchase handmade toiletry bags for these women (each bag costs €20) and / or make a donation, which The NETWORK will then pool to add a little Christmas sparkle to the bags. For further information and to make a contribution (via PayPal), visit Those preferring to pay via bank transfer are asked to select their ticket on the Eventbrite website and click "Other payment options - invoice" on the payment page before making the transfer to the following account:

Bank: POST Finance
IBAN: LU48 1111 7169 4013 0000
Reference: "Christmas Sparkle Bag" + Payment for xx N° Bags / Donation + Your Name (Last Name + First Name)