Metro: Observed on February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day celebrates platonic friendships, usually among women. Proceeds from purchasing these e-cards support women’s projects in Barishal, Bangladesh, one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world. Organised by the British Red Cross as part of the #ItStartswithHer campaign, each hand-drawn card celebrates the power of strong female friendships. A few celebs have even got involved in the appeal and created their own designs. They include TV presenter Mehreen Baig, Strictly star Alex Scott, model and activist Felicity Hayward, boxer Ruqsana Begum, singer Arlo Parks and current Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee. You can also buy e-cards drawn by the women in Bangladesh who form the Women’s Squad community groups specially set up by the Red Cross. Each card costs £2.30 but of course, you can send more than one. In case you need a bit more convincing, £2.30 could help pay for an educational session on topics like gender-based violence and menstrual hygiene.
You could go a bit further and stretch to £5 to help pay for a counselling session for one of these women.