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My Best Self October - CoppaFeel!

Posted: by Jo Monday, 27 September 2021 @ 10:18

Inspired to be their best selves

Over the last 4 years, we have been running our #mybestself campaign, to learn from different women about what makes them step up to be their best self in any given situation.

In 2021, we decided to focus on a particular audience, to understand what drives them: the women and men who set up or work in the charities which we support through our ‘Mantra Changes Lives’ initiative. Does it take a particular kind of person to devote their working life to helping people? Is it a calling? Or did an event occur in their lives which drew them to this work?

I’m sure we will get 12 different answers from 12 different people, and I am fascinated to find out what those answers are. Stay with me through the year as I interview some remarkable people who work in the charitable or not-for-profit sector, who are changing lives every day. They are people who have truly stepped up to be their best selves.

One of our long-standing charity partners is Breast Cancer Haven, a wonderful charity  who ran healing centres across the UK, to offer support and complementary therapies to women going through breast cancer. We had hoped to feature them this month as our Charity of the Month, and carry out an interview with one of their team.

Unfortunately, this wonderful charity had such a tough time during the Covid crisis, without its normal access to fundraising and other revenue streams, that they have had made the difficult decision to close.

So, as have decided to partner instead with breast cancer awareness charity, CoppaFeel, instead. We will be donating funds from the sales of our Heart Necklace to CoppaFeel! from now onwards instead.

 Breast Cancer Necklace shop with purpose

CoppaFeel! was founded by Kris Hallenga and her twin sister, after Kris was diagnosed at the age of just 22 with incurable breast cancer. She was unaware that breast cancer could affect people in their twenties and knew very little about the disease.

Kris knew she wanted to get the message out there to young people that detecting cancer early means you have a higher chance of surviving and recovering. She wanted people to learn from her story, and become pro-active about their own health. Hence, she founded this amazing charity, which works tirelessly to promote breast cancer awareness to young people.

They speak to young people in their natural habitat – at festivals, on university campuses, at fun runs and events, on Instagram. We hope, maybe, that buying a piece of meaningful might be another place to reach young people, which is why we are making our donations to CoppaFeel!, in place of Breast Cancer Haven.

We’ll bring you our next charity interview, just as soon as we can.

Our Mantra Collaboration

We are helping to support CoppaFeel!’s vital work, by donating funds from the sales of our Heart Necklace to the charity. Although we developed it with Breast Cancer Haven, this charity is no longer operating, so we have made the decision to donate any funds raised to CoppaFeel! instead. 

Breast Cancer Necklace

October Competition

This month, there is a chance to win one of our Heart necklaces, with the mantra, ‘You’re someone special. Someone strong. Someone loved’.

Visit our social media pages for your chance to win, or click here to find out more.

One lucky winner will win a 'Heart Necklace’ Necklace in the colour of their choice (Sterling Silver, Gold-plated or Rose Gold-plated). Competition closes midnight on Sunday 31st October. One winner will be chosen at random from across our social platforms, on Monday 1st November.


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