If you’re looking for a gift that gives back, these gorgeous items hugely benefit cancer charities who have been struggling to raise funds this year
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a huge annual event aimed at bringing both awareness and essential fundraising to cancer charities in Ireland. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, many charities aren’t getting the same support as usual this year, so we thought we’d highlight some wonderful products available now that give back. What better way to support a great cause than with a little retail therapy? If you’re on the lookout for some beauty, home décor or more, or are looking for a great gift for a loved one, add these amazing pieces to your shopping cart this month.
Do It For The Girls A4 Print @ The Wilds (€20)
Two brilliant Wexford brands have come together for this limited edition print offer. When you purchase a fabulous boobs print by Dusty Boy from The Wilds shop, based in Enniscorthy, 100% of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society.
Estée Lauder Campaign
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign (supported by Global Ambassador Elizabeth Hurley), revealed new research on the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on women’s breast health across the UK and Ireland. The research shows that one in five women have deprioritised their breast health and nearly half are less likely to share their breast health concerns as a result of the pandemic. Today, more than ever, the campaign calls on women to reprioritise their breast health and not to put off getting checked.
- A fifth of women under 45 are unlikely to visit a doctor, even if they noticed a change in their breasts
- Two thirds feel more isolated and less connected
- However, 84% of women want to unite to help end breast cancer
Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Cologne (€112, 100ml) @ Arnotts.ie
In support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, throughout October Jo Malone London will donate €25 in Ireland from the sale of every Peony & Blush Suede Cologne 100ml to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. BCRF is dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. There are lots more Estée Lauder brands involved too, so be sure to keep an eye out when stocking up on your favourites from Estée Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, La Mer and more.
Mini pink ribbon in Centra stores nationwide (€3)
Pick up a beautiful pink ribbon badge in Centra stores this month. Just €3, all money raised goes to the Irish Cancer Society.
Breast Cancer Ireland Cotton Face Masks (€10 for 3)
Made from 100% cotton, these bright pink face masks are sure to put a smile on your face – even if you can’t show it off! A pack of three is €10, with €3 for postage added on. All proceeds support the vital research work of Breast Cancer Ireland.
ghd Take Control Now Pink Collection (from €165)
ghd has partnered with the Irish Cancer Society to raise awareness of the importance of checking your boobs. €10 of sales from each product goes towards helping breast cancer charities, and this year they’re encouraging women to chekc their boobs as much as they check their hair! The ghd platinum+ styler is available in Peter Mark salons and online now (€205).
Audrey Hamilton Art ‘Femme’ (€115, 14″X14″)
Irish artist Audrey Hamilton is donating a huge 50% of all sales of this limited edition print to Breast Cancer Ireland. During the wild fires in Australia earlier this year, she raised a huge amount of money through her art, and now has decided to create this awesome boobs piece to support breast cancer awareness and research. Amazing!
And last but not least, don’t forget to check yourself and encourage the women in your life to check themselves too!