20 November 2020
Cancer support charity, Help Harry Help Others, has released a new line of its statement bracelets, to help spread some 'lockdown love'.
The seven new gift bracelets come in a range of colours and sizes, for those looking to send a thoughtful gift while in lockdown.
The handmade bracelets come in an organza gift bag and a gift card, with all sale proceeds of the bracelets going to Help Harry Help Others.
Since the start of the pandemic, the charity has had to hold its support services online, and implement new services to support those most vulnerable.
However, as Georgie Moseley (pictured), founder of Help Harry Help Others (HHHO), explains, income generation has fallen "off a cliff".
She said: "All our services have had to be adapted to being run online, new services implemented to support those most vulnerable, income generation has fallen off a cliff but we are still here and are busier than ever.
"Our vision since day one has been about reacting to clients needs, so whilst we have experienced so much change this year, reacting, adapting and implementing services and support are what we do best, and that is the beauty of HHHO."
But, Georgie hopes to spread some joy and love to those suffering, via the HHHO Lockdown Love campaign.
She explained: "Life isn’t the same and all things we do online just don’t have the same sentiment.
"With that in mind I decided to launch #HHHOLockdownLove campaign which gives an individual the opportunity to send a loved one a personal gift (and one where they put pen to paper!).
"For a suggested minimum donation of £10 you can choose a bracelet which comes in an organza gift bag and a gift card of your choice from four cards that are designed. There are a couple of humorous cards and a couple of friendship cards suitable for all. On the reverse of the gift card a personal note can be written. The donation also includes postage and packaging.
"We thought this would be a lovely sentimental thing to do to send to family, friends and loved ones but also a way of raising some much needed funds.
"As a charity we have always self-funded, the work we do by our own fundraising events and that of the amazing general public. With almost every single physical event cancelled throughout 2020 it has been hard and whilst we are not in any immediate danger, we simply have to address this in order to continue with the vital lifeline support that we offer.
"We have already seen the sad closure of Breast cancer Haven in Solihull earlier in the year and so we simply have to keep going so our cancer community gets the support it rightly deserves."
To purchase the bracelets, visit https://hhho.org.uk/shop/gift-bag-bracelets-and-gift-cards/