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 with healing centres across the UK, who
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.
this wonderful charity has had such a tough time during the Covid crisis,
without its normal access to fundraising and other revenue streams, that they
have had to make the very difficult decision to close.
are therefore looking for a different cancer charity to work with, so we can
continue to fundraise with our lovely Heart necklace.
we have found the right charity partner, we have decided to donate 25% of the
sales of our Heart Necklace this Quarter to CoppaFeel! instead.
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
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
this Quarter to CoppaFeel!, in place of Breast Cancer Haven.
We’ll bring you our next charity
interview, just as soon as we have a new partnership in place.
Our Mantra Collaboration
helping to support CoppaFeel!’s vital work, by donating 25% of 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 this Quarter to CoppaFeel!
This month, there is a chance to win one of
our Heart necklaces, with the mantra, ‘You’re someone special. Someone strong.
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.