I have been personally affected by cancer many times in my life, and lost people very close to me to the terrible disease. It affects my life every day, so anything I can do to help raise money for a cancer charity, I will.
Right now Superdrug and P&G have a campaign going on called #FeelSuper which hopes to raise £200,000 for Marie Curie in 2016. ‘The Saturdays’ singer and mum of two, Frankie Bridge is making an appeal to people across the UK, to support this important campaign.
From 9th March to the 5th April inclusive, at Superdrug stores nationwide and at Superdrug.com, each time you buy from selected P&G products including brands such as Olay, Gillette and Oral-B, you will trigger a donation to Marie Curie; the UK’s leading charity caring for people living with any terminal illness, and their families.
One pack = One donation
After the 5th April, a selection of products which bear the Marie Curie logo on pack, or at shelf, including brands like Max Factor, Olay, Gillette and Oral-B will continue to trigger donations. For more information, visit www.superdrug.com/feelsuper.
Last year the #FeelSuper campaign raised over £200,000 for Marie Curie, helping to fund more than 10,000 hours of vital care and support for people living with a terminal illness – or the equivalent of 10 Marie Curie Nurses for a year. Whether it’s providing hands-on care and vital emotional support for someone at home, complementary therapies at a Marie Curie hospice or simply making a cup of tea for a family member, often it’s the little, every day things that these Marie Curie Nurses do that make a big difference.
Unfortunately, research shows that one in four people don’t get the care and support they need at the end of their life, so there is still work to be done. Therefore, this year the campaign returns and Frankie, supported by P&G and Superdrug, has committed to raising another £200,000 for the charity.
Frankie says, “This is a really special charity which I’ve supported for many years and I’m very excited to be working with Marie Curie again through the #FeelSuper campaign. What I love about the campaign is that it’s so easy to get involved, it’s as simple as buying your everyday essentials from Superdrug, without putting anything over and above what you usually put in your shopping basket. For lots of people, it’s the little treats like a new lipstick or favourite moisturiser that helps them to feel super. Now those everyday pick me ups can make them to #FeelSuper knowing they are helping others too. One product = one donation.”
Melissa Tiley-Waters, a Marie Curie Nurse, said: “It’s been great to be able to join Frankie in helping raise awareness of this wonderful campaign. When someone is terminally ill, having the support of a Marie Curie Nurse can make a huge difference to them and their family. One of the things I spend my time doing when I’m caring for my patients is simply talking to family members and carers. Just having someone there, to share their thoughts and worries with, really helps at such a difficult time. All of the money raised by #FeelSuper will go a long way in helping Marie Curie reach many more people living with a terminal illness around the country and we, as nurses, hope everyone joins us in getting behind the campaign.”
I think it’s a great campaign – and I love how simple it is to get involved, just by buying the products you usually would but choosing one’s with the special labels, so that money is donated to Marie Curie.
I was lucky enough to be sent the P&G products in the photo below, and now I’m giving away the same products to one of you!
All you have to do to enter is complete the Rafflecopter widget below – good luck!
I was sent these P&G products as a thank you for helping to promote the campaign.