At Bravissimo, we’re keen to do our bit for others and everyone who works for us has a say in the national charity we choose to support. This year, we’re pleased to announce that we’re supporting CoppaFeel!. 1 in 7 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime, which means that every family, every workplace and every friendship circle could be affected.
We’re really pleased to be able to support CoppaFeel! in their mission to get everyone checking their boobs regularly and knowing the early signs of breast cancer. Knowing your boobs could save your life, so sign up for a regular reminder to check your boobs here!!
CoppaFeel! was founded in 2009 by Kristin Hallenga (on the right) and her twin sister Maren. Kris was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at the age of 23. After finding a lump at 22, living abroad in China for 8 months and eventually visiting her doctor 3 times, Kris was told the news that she had incurable breast cancer. Kris was unaware that breast cancer could affect people in their twenties and knew very little about the disease. It struck her that there was very little information out there for young people, educating them about the disease, how they could be looking after themselves and informing them that breast cancer doesn’t just affect women over 50.
Although Kris will always live with cancer, she wanted to get the message out there to young people that catching 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. The idea for CoppaFeel! was born.
As well as supporting CoppaFeel! through our bra recycling scheme, many of us at Bravissimo are busy finding ways to raise money including sponsored walks and runs, bake sales, raffles, charity quizzes and even fun games like ‘bra pong’!
If you’re involved in an event to support a good cause that’s local to one of our shops, and you think we might be able to help with a raffle prize or in another way, please come in to the shop and let us know about it. Much as we’d love to, we can’t promise to be able to support everything as each shop has a limited budget but we will consider all requests and let you know if and how we might be able to help.
As an employer in Warwickshire, we support a range of local charities in Leamington Spa and the surrounding areas. Our employee charity committee looks out for local charity events and community projects we could support and encourages everyone who works for Bravissimo to nominate local causes too.
If you’d like us to consider supporting a local charitable cause that you’re involved in, please get in touch with our Customer Services team by email and we’ll get back to you. As before, we can’t promise to be able to support every good cause (there are a lot of them!) but we will consider every request and let you know what we can do.