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Love Your Travel? The News is all GOOD

Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina

As you know SHI Symbol International has teamed up with The Top Travel Club for fabulous savings and special offers that save you $$$ each and every time you travel. Click HERE to see how you can save today.

Not only that, but there is also a generous program in place to help any charity/cause/project that needs assistance with fundraising. Contact jan@shisymbol.com to see how we can help you.


Yes, there’s more – very very shortly, we will be able to announce another extra special amazing travel and shopping offer that SHI Symbol will provide to all SHI Symbol purchasers.

So whether you’re Single or in a relationship, planning that holiday to Australia, the US, Europe or any of the points in between and if you love going on a shopping spree – watch this space for how you can take advantage of this super duper deal soon to be launched.


Fundraising and helping Charities in the UK

Just a bit of a sneak preview – SHI Symbol is very pleased to announce the beginning of a relationship to help raise much needed funds for those women afflicted by Endometriosis. Wonder woman, Adria Bannocks from the UK is the driving force behind trying to raise the profile of this charity in the UK and raise much needed funds to support their excellent work.

Adria Bannocks fundraising - view www.shisymbol.com/endo

Adria Bannocks Trash the Dress fundraising for Endometriosis UK

Adria has been initiated a number of exciting initiatives to start the ball rolling – one of which is Trash the Dress – a new look for your wedding dress and one that will raise money for the charity. And of course working with SHI Symbol to provide the opportunity to not just donate funds but receive a solid Sterling SHI Symbol Pendant PLUS a global Travel Club Membership, valid for you and your family to use.

For more details, please visit www.shisymbol.com/endo and you can read all about it and order your special fundraising package. GBP35 will go straight to Adria for supporting Endometriosis UK – and women across the UK will thank you.

Keep tuned for more on how SHI Symbol is helping Adria’s quest to support Endometriosis UK.

The Top 6 Charitable Celebrity Single Men and Women

Who are today’s top single celebrities and what do they give to others?  Here’s our list:


  1. George Clooney – Who doesn’t want an experienced man with a villa in Italy?
    George Clooney - and definitely my pick!

    George Clooney - and definitely my pick!

      Politically active (smart!), voted Sexiest Man Alive, and an award winning actor…  This one’s a catch.  Maybe THE catch, since he’s sworn off marriage.  He works with Not on Our Watch – a charity that brings the spotlight on the genocide in Darfur.

  2. Robert Pattinson – Introduced to us via Twilight he has girls swooning, young and old.  You’ll have to beat the fans off with a stick, but it’s worth the effort.  Robert has been a part of charity auctions and is known to support the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
  3. Adam Levine – Lead singer for Maroon 5 is one hot star.  He likes confidence in a woman, so be sure to bring yours!  Maroon 5 has played for many charitable events.
  4. Mario Lopez – He’s been breaking hearts since his Saved by the Bell days, but ladies, he’s all grown up.  He’s a player, divorced, and struts, but then he flashes those dimples and takes off his shirt so you forgive him for it.  Mario has been known to support Eva’s Heroes, Padres Contra el Cancer, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
  5. Gerard Butler – The sexy star just finished The Bounty Hunter, but who could forget him in the lead of 300.  The Scot loves to date, but it’ll have to be someone who can handle his schedule.  Gerard has been known to support Artists for Peace and Justice.

    leonardo_dicaprio - Titanic Star

    Leonardo Dicaprio - Titanic Star

  6. Leonardo DiCaprio – A leading man for years, who hasn’t wanted to be Rose Dawson for just a little bit?  The Titanic star is known for his passionate environmental support.   He has supported at least 10 known charities, and has his own, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which focuses on global warming and energy resources.


  1. Sharon Stone – Still hot years after Basic Instinct, she’s a divorced mom.  She’s outspoken about education about strokes, and a spokesperson for AIDS research.  Single, smart, hip, and hot.  People has even voted her as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
  2. Jennifer Aniston – The former Friends star turned big screen star knows how
    Jennifer Aniston - Celebrity Single who's generous too

    Jennifer Aniston - Celebrity Single who's generous too

    to pick ‘em, so you better bring your best game.  No really, who else can say, “Brad Pitt is my ex.”  She’s confident and smart, and needs the same in a man.  Jennifer is known to contribute to at least 14 separate charitable organizations, one of which is Habitat for Humanity.

  3. Keira Knightly – She can swing a sword, what more can you say?  Pirates of the Caribbean and Atonement star, she’s on her way up.  Young, she’s probably not looking for a lifelong commitment, but maybe you can have some fun along the way! Keira has appeared in outreaches for domestic violence.
  4. Reese Witherspoon – The list would not be complete without her!  Sweet
    Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon

    enough to take home to mama, and smart enough to swap words with, she’s got a stellar career, and a solid grasp of reality.  A divorcee and a mom, she has what it takes to go the distance.  Reese in known to contribute to many charitable organizations, one of which is the Children’s Defense Fund.

  5. Tyra Banks – Former supermodel turned television empire, this is one busy lady with a good head on her shoulders.  Are you the one who can take her on?  Fierce!  Tyra started her own Foundation to support Tzone, a foundation to empower girls and young women.
  6. Kim Kardashian – Since she just broke up with Reggie Bush, this hot reality star is back in the dating game!  She’s also a giver…  She gives regularly to several charities including the Dream Foundation, which grants wishes to adults with life limiting illnesses.

This is not an exhaustive list by far!  Celebrities are known for their generosity.  Who can you name?

The lovely Sarah Harris provided this very insightful Celebrity List of  generous Singles. Sarah’s other claim to fame is in helping brides-to-be plan everything for that special moment. So, if you’re a bridesmaid or groomsman and want to provide that extra bit of help, do check out this information. Might save you a lot of blood, sweat and tears!

Wedding planning advice is a blog for brides created to help them stress less by providing honest and unbiased wedding advice, ideas, and tips. Topics we focus on include wedding planning, wedding invitations, preowned wedding dresses, wedding flowers, weddings on a budget, and of course the bride and groom.

Charities set to benefit with brilliant Travel/SHI Symbol fundraiser

This is your ideal way to REALLY fundraise while you reap some of the rewards at the same time

This is your ideal way to REALLY fundraise while you reap some of the rewards at the same time

Travel is certainly something close to everyone’s hearts. And I’m going by  the amount of traffic to this blog whenever I have something related to travel!

Now, imagine if you could combine your love of travel with SHI Symbol and being able to REALLY give back to your favorite cause, charity or project. If you have someone or some organisation who could definitely do with extra funds we have a way that will be just perfect for you. And I promise you  it’s nothing to do with cake stalls, selling chocolates, lamington drives and lapathons!

I will post something on this blog shortly that will make it just the easiest way to raise money for that special need or your special charity. In the meantime, please just let me know (via the blog here or the website) of the people, charities, projects, fundraising needs you might like to see helped. We are finalising arrangements to make this happen now.

thanks so much – Jan

Singles Everywhere – Miss World Australia Joins Forces with SHI Symbol and Charities

SHI Symbol International (www.shisymbol.com) today announced the start of a brand new relationship with the Fundraising efforts of the great Australian Charity Programme, Miss World Australia’s Beauty with a Purpose. As you should already know,  SHI Symbol is the International Symbol for Singles across the globe.  It is an Australian concept, first introduced in February 2007 and now with bases in Great Britain with USA to follow soon.  Bases in Asia and Europe and Russia are at discussion stage only.

The Symbol has been dedicated to the Singles Community worldwide via a huge Range of Clothing and Jewellery and Apparel. The Miss World participants are frequently considered the ‘cream of the crop’ of the  Singles Community and the fact that Miss  World Australia loves the concept so much she wants to work with us to help spread the word is just fantastic. The intention of the Symbol is to Break Down the Barriers, in much the same way as the newly elected U.S. President, Mr Barack Obama is going about his work.

There a many reasons why Katie Richardson loves the idea so much, but for those of you still wondering what all the fuss is about, SHI Symbol works like this!

If two or more people happen to be in the same place e.g. at a concert, a coffee shop, in the street, out jogging… and they are wearing the SHI Symbol in some form e.g. on a Jacket, a Cap, a Pendant or Bracelet, Wrist Watch, a T-shirt, a Coat, a Windcheater, Swimwear, Shorts, Joggers, Sunglasses, Handbag, Scarf, Key Ring, Belt Clip, Anklets etc……then they have the perfect Breaking Down the Barriers vehicle, right on their person.

Our current Miss World Australia, Katie Richardson loves the concept, not least because SHI Symbol is donating $10 for each item sold by Miss World Australia Fund Raisers for charities such as

Ronald McDonald House and the Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia.

“I just love the concept. I wore a SHI Symbol pendant to last weekend’s Miss World New South Wales crowning in Sydney. The response to the Symbol and the funds it raises for worthwhile causes is just terrific. We plan to work with Miss World Australia contestants all over the country to raise funds and at the same time spread the word about SHI Symbol. Single girls and guys don’t always find it easy to meet. The Symbol kind of gets people smiling and talking, and that’s what Miss World Australia is all about. It’s a feel good thing!”

For further information about Miss World Australia Fund Raising please visit the Website www.missworldaustralia.com.au

For further information about SHI Symbol, call Managing Director, Jan Pagonis on 0409 918 876 or visit www.shisymbol.com

Miss World Australia in Partnership with SHI Symbol International

Miss World Australia in Partnership with SHI Symbol International

Help Rwandan Children – Burswood Breakfast Fashion Extravaganza

Stunning Fashion by Arcaro Couture and beautiful jewellery by SHI Symbol and Jewellery Gallery on Hay

Stunning Fashion by Arcaro Couture and beautiful jewellery by SHI Symbol and Jewellery Gallery on Hay

Join the party for a sumptuous breakfast at Burswood, view stunning one-of-a-kind bridal and evening gowns by renowned couturier Angelina Arcaro and bask in the glow of the amazing jewellery complementing the gowns by Jewellery Gallery on Hay and SHI Symbol. It promises to be an event to remember, with 550 women all enjoying themselves with an array of entertainment, prizes and of course the wonderful fashion parade, with funds raised helping Rwandan children. What better way to spend a Saturday morning.

Tickets are just $75.00 and you will need to contact Annelie Harwig at Creative Events to book your place – Ph 9297 6795

And for the guys, just so you’re not feeling left out, here are a few ideas on how to fill in your Saturday morning! How about a gargantuan buffet breakfast at Burswood, or round of golf or two or even a flutter at the Casino. You can take your pick and maybe you’ll come across some of the lovely women attending this event just by being in the right place at the right time! And don’t forget to flash your SHI Symbol to help meet your match!