At Astley Clarke we have created a charity bracelet in conjunction with Breast Cancer Now, blogger and BRCA spokeswoman Emma Parlons. Hand-woven from pink silken cord and the finest sterling silver with a spectacle-set rose quartz gemstone, this charity bracelet was designed in our London Studio with 20% of the proceeds directly funding research into the genetics of breast cancer. Women make up 85% of the Astley Clarke team so this is a cause close to the hearts of both our brand and our customers.
Breast cancer is currently at a tipping point. Although more women are surviving there are also more diagnoses than ever before. Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity fighting to help the one in eight women in the UK who will face breast cancer in their lifetime.
We celebrated the launch of our Breast Cancer Now charity bracelet with an exclusive cocktail reception hosted by Bec Astley Clarke, Breast Cancer Now and Emma Parlons. Show stopping flowers and pink cocktails were abound in the cool decadence of the Arts Club on Dover Street. Mark Sebba, Jools Oliver, Clive Anderson, Rosie Fortescue and Jess Cartner-Morley were among those in attendance for a night that soon turned into a bracelet buying frenzy.
We are extremely proud to be able to support Breast Cancer Now in their fight against a disease that affects so many lives. At Astley Clarke 90% of our employees are female which makes it all the more important for us to be funding research into the genetics of breast cancer. It has been truly inspirational working with Emma and I hope that in creating this gorgeous bracelet we do our bit to help fund fund the fight against this terrible disease.Bec Astley Clarke MBE
We are delighted to be working with Astley Clarke and Emma Parlons on this special project. Up to one in five women diagnosed with breast cancer each year will have a family history of the disease so we need ongoing research to find more solutions to reduce women’s risk and give better tailored treatments to support women now and in generations to come. This is why this project and Astley Clarke and Emma’s support is so important.Baroness Delyth Morgan
Increasing awareness of all genetic related cancers is crucial and, by linking with Breast Cancer Now to fund research into this area, I hope one day we will be able to save lives. A bracelet that mothers and daughters up and down the country will love wearing, while raising funds and awareness was my dream – Bec and her team have made it a reality.Emma Parlons