Last night celebrity ladies showed how a fun night out in great company can make a massive difference. Lauren Laverne (pictured right), Miquita Oliver, Caroline Flack, Caitlin Moran, Dawn Porter, Gemma Cairney, Grace Dent, Cherry Healey, Brix Smith-Start, Jo Good and Whistles’ Jane Sheperdson gathered to launch Get-together; Oxfam’s new fundraising campaign to support women around the world.

Last night celebrity ladies showed how a fun night out in great company can make a massive difference. Lauren Laverne, Miquita Oliver, Caroline Flack, Caitlin Moran, Dawn Porter, Gemma Cairney, Grace Dent, Cherry Healey, Brix Smith-Start, Jo Good and Whistles’ Jane Sheperdson gathered to launch Get-together; Oxfam’s new fundraising campaign to support women around the world.

“There are 1.3 billion people living in poverty worldwide – more than two-thirds of them are women and girls. Lauren and pals led by example aiming to inspire UK ladies to get together and hold their own fundraising events for International Women’s Day on March 8th 2012.” Oxfam state, adding, “Oxfam is inviting women to arrange anything from a dinner party or cocktails to an afternoon of knitting or doing a favourite work-out routine, all to raise money to support women living in poverty around the globe.”

And Oxfam hopes women around the country will jump at the chance to get involved as a survey carried out by the charity reveals that many UK women don’t get together with friends as much as they would like. The charity’s research reveals 54% of British women get together with their girlfriends less than once a month. This figure rises to 62% amongst the 35-44 age group who are often juggling careers and young children while 58% of women say one of their biggest motivations for getting together with friends is to have fun, while 63% say they are looking for good company, and 44% want to catch up on gossip.

Get-together ambassador Lauren Laverne says: ‘This is the point when we have to galvanise everyone to do stuff for Oxfam. The theme of tonight and of the Get-together campaign is lovely but it’s also helping – it’s win win!’

And celebrity ladies are organising their Get-together events already. Lauren Laverne is planning a nocturnal make-over night, while Caroline Flack says: ‘My plans for a get together event is to have a celebrity car boot sale’

For more information on the campaign visit www.oxfam.org.uk/womensday

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