Earlier this year, Pickle London contacted me via Instagram and sent me this Happy sweatshirt. They are raising awareness of mental health and donate £5 from every Happy sweatshirt and £2.50 from every Happy tee to Mind.
I liked the design and the cause so much that I subsequently bought two more charity sweatshirts myself. You might have seen these already on my Instagram feed.
Love, Sweat + Tees contacted me in the same way and asked if I’d like to choose one of their charity sweatshirts. I was delighted and went for the lightning bolt design. 5% of profits goes to Bowel Cancer UK.
The lovely thing about both of these companies, is that they have got the designs exactly right. The quality and fabric is excellent- organic cotton- and they are ethically and sustainably produced. I love the sweatshirts regardless. The extra feelgood factor that comes courtesy of the charity donation is an added bonus.
Skincare Products For Cancer Patients and Survivors
On a similar topic, Renew You Cancertology is a skincare brand created and formulated specifically for cancer patients and survivors, (men and women). The products were formulated those undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatments often experience an increase of dry skin on their face, hands and feet as well as blotchy patches or an acne like reaction. These skincare and cosmetic products are formulated to help alleviate these reactions.
For every product, sold in October RenewYOU will donate £1 to Macmillan Cancer Support.
One of my family members is currently part way through her treatment for an aggressive form of breast cancer. She has been trying some of these products and, with her permission, has let me share her feedback:
I’m feeling very much in the pink right now. Ian asked me to marry him at the weekend. It was the most beautiful of proposals on the windiest and wettest of days up in Malham, a special place for both of us. Monday evening, by contrast, was absolutely beautiful and we went for a short walk in the park. I happened to be wearing rather a lot of pink, which reflected my happy mood.
The pearl pink sweatshirt is by Asquith and the fuchsia mohair scarf is from my friends at Samuel Tweed. I’m accessorising and seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses with these gorgeous Miu Miu sunnies from Smart Buy Glasses and my favourite daytime lip colour, the Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Dubonnet Shine.
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I support Pilgrims Hospice which I local to me, they served my Father-in-law well during his last months. They hold a special place in my heart so I try and help donate and buy from them. Thanks for sharing these super sweatshirts. Jacqui Mummabstylish
It’s so lovely when you have a charity that you have a direct reason to support. Hospices are wonderful places and, I believe, they are all funded by charity. I’m so pleased they served your father-in-law well Jacqui xxx
Congratulations so very excited for you both .
Oh thank you so much Cath. We’re both so excited and happy xxx
Firstly of course you know how happy I am to hear of you are now betrothed 😉
Onto your awesome charities! I agree it’s difficult to choose when so many do so much good. I like having a monthly direct debit to one special charity that rolls on without me having to think about it. Mine is and will always be the amazing charity Wateraid. It covers my two concerns of the environment and children in poverty.
After that I find buying charity slogan tshirts and sweaters works brilliantly for my budget. I get something that also keeps the cause ticking over whenever I wear it.
I wish I was rich enough to give 5% of my earnings away. Hopefully one day, right? xx
Wateraid is a brilliant charity Michelle. And I know how passionate you are about those causes xxxx
Well congratulations to you both! I love a good sweatshirt and find them so easy to wear over a T-shirt with jeans on a weekend – that pink one looks gorgeous on you. Can I ask what size you’re wearing? Are they true to size?
Aw, thank you so much Carole. The pink one is a medium and it is very large. I’m a size 12 and I’d say it’s a 14-16. The other three are true to size- I got medium in them all and they fit like a standard size 12 xxxx
Great pictures … as always Liz! 😊 thanks for highlighting these charity sweatshirts and the skin care. Both seem such a great idea plus I like the idea of buying something that’s ethically produced and helps to raise income for charities as well as drawing people’s attention to specific causes… and looks great! I donate monthly to a couple of charities plus help my son with fundraising for various runs he’s doing! London Marathon in 2019, for a small charity that helps enable children with special needs to be more independent. So proud of him!
Thank you Rosemary. Yes, I saw on your Instagram that your son is a keen runner. What a great young man and what a wonderful charity xxx
Liz as you know I’m BEYOND excited for you and Ian now that you’re engaged… we’ve been waiting for this news for ages!!!!!!! *does a little happy dance*
Thank you so much for showing off these sweatshirts – they’re for a good cause AND look fabulous. I’ve put the Working From Home one on my Christmas list, and if I don’t get it I’ll be buying it for myself for sure! Thank you for sharing them all (and accessorising with that megawatt smile of yours 😀 )