Over 50 business ladies from across Taunton turned up on April 23 to raise awareness and funds for local charity Stand Against Violence (SAV).

The event called on business ladies to wear red shoes, lipstick and clothes to raise awareness of the charity’s work on violence prevention.

It was just one of many fundraising events taking place throughout the year and runs in tandem with the £10 for 10 years campaign.

This year for their 10th anniversary, SAV and the Somerset County Gazette are asking people to help the charity reach more young people through donating a one off £10.

Stand Against Violence was set up in memory of Taunton student Lloyd Fouracre who tragically lost his life to mindless violence.

The charity works tirelessly through providing unique and powerful educational workshops to schools.

Adam Fouracre, founder and CEO of SAV said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part, I was truly touched to see so many people present and all supporting a charity which means so much to me and that I and many others have dedicated so much time to.

“A thank you must also go to Eden Florist, Pampered Boutique and Party On for helping make the day red.”

Continuing the theme of red, SAV is encouraging people to take photos of themselves with red shoes or wearing something red and tweet or post the picture to social media with the hashtag #sav10for10. People can then donate their £10 by texting SAVE17 £10 to 70070.

Irene Hodson, SAV trustee said: “The 99SavBalloons event was a great chance to highlight the following that the charity already has and further promote the cause.

“We are calling on everyone now, male and female to wear something red, take a photo and tweet and post it with the hashtag #sav10for10.”

Kevin Smith, SAV trustee added: “I was totally overwhelmed by not only the support for the event.

Visit – standagainstviolence.co.uk or follow them on Twitter: @SAViolence or Facebook: facebook.com/SAViolence