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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.

Now being Single and Alzheimer’s related!

And I thought I’d heard everything…

Just when you thought you’d heard it all I found a link between being Single and Alzheimer’s Disease on an Arizona news site from Kyle Burke.

Thanks to Kyle for reminding us that November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Now that’s definitely something we should be helping to support – goodness knows it seems the likelihood of loads of us being afflicted with the disease is seemingly high!

 I think most of us know that Doctors say that maintaining your brain health early on could be key in preventing memory loss later in life. Jan Dougherty, Director of Family and Communication Services at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute explains: “Because Alzheimer’s often starts decades before it presents with symptoms, we should be thinking in our 30’s and 40’s about lifestyle strategies, about diet, exercise, cognitive exercise, staying engaged throughout our lives.”

The bad news as per Kyle’s report,  is a recent study found that Single people are twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as married or cohabitating people.

“We’re creatures that do better when we are in communication and living with other peoples, so there’s something about socialization that’s really important to brain health,” Dougherty said.

And just in case you’ve forgotten… some of the common symptoms of memory loss are:
– forgetting names (does this count if you couldn’t remember them in the first place?)
– forgetting recent events (not due to alcohol consumption though!)
– forgetting appointments and dates (can’t bear to meet that online date you made?)
– misplacing items / finding items in strange places – (not male are you – never put things in the same place twice do you!)
– getting lost or confused in familiar places (now I’m geographically challenged so that’s a killer for me all the time)
– having difficulty finding words or putting sentences together (again watch that alcohol consumption – definitely makes it a challenge!)
– changes in behavior or personality (of course that has nothing to do with the type of day you are having or the road rage incident that’s just happened, or the 6 Red Bulls you just consumed…)

This is not an attempt at trivialising the severe impact Alzheimer’s disease has on the sufferer as well as families and friends. It is tragic to be a part of this situation. So, if you are experiencing some of those memory loss symptoms above – and forget about my little italicized comments alongside them, do go seek some help. Same goes for if you suspect someone else may be displaying some of these symptoms, see if you can find a way to guide them to seek out help.

 But, back to the Singles of the world. We all need love, friendship, companionship, and if you can find a life partner who can offer all that and more – it could be as simple as that to ward off Alzheimers. So, all I can say is get out there, display your Single status SHI Symbol everywhere you go so you can meet loads of new and interesting men and women more easily, and if you’re inclined to look for a partner, it’ll be working for you 24/7. It’s a sure fire way to help ward off Alzheimer’s. Can’t guarantee they won’t send you demented for other reasons though!

 And on another note, if you are interested in helping your local Alzheimer’s Association with much needed funds to help support research as well as support sufferers and their families – SHI Symbol has an excellent avenue that will help you, them and is something that’s super popular with everyone around the world. Just email me for the details – jan@shisymbol.com.au

 You won’t forget to do it now, will you?

BTW – Happy Thanksgiving Day to everyone.

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