I’m absolutely delighted to announce that Very Beryl has just launched two bespoke brooches for Ovarian Cancer Action. 20% of every sale (equivalent to £3.60) goes to the charity, however, these collections are about raising awareness as well as money. This collaboration provides an opportunity to add meaning and purpose to the Very Beryl collections, something that is a personal aim and part of the Very Beryl ethos.
After I graduated from university, there were many topics surrounding jewellery that I chewed over. Jewellery is, after all, a luxury item. Topics ranged from ethics of production and accessibility of price, through to cutting edge and provocative work that has the potential to capture an audience and deliver a message.
My jewellery designs are about creating intrigue, executed with wear ability in mind. The statement pieces I create are trying to identify with someone, be it the wearer or the spectator, trying to recognise a common ground, an interest or even a level of humour.
The first design for Ovarian Cancer Action is a statement heart shaped brooch emblazoned with the charity’s awareness campaign “Everyone Should Talk About It”. This brooch is executed in Very Beryl’s signature statement style and carries an incredibly important message. Wearing this statement brooch would be a sure talking point with your friends and a great way to help Ovarian Cancer Action spread awareness of the symptoms of the disease.
The second brooch is a scrumptious, bang on trend patterned cupcake design. It is inspired by Ovarian Cancer Action’s Cupcake Break initiative, which encourages girls to get together for a bite of something tasty and raise money.
Both brooches are elegantly engraved on the back with Very Beryl and Ovarian Cancer Action logo’s so you can feel confident and proud you’re helping a great cause.
Ovarian Cancer Action is Very Beryl’s nominated charity as I’ve found through my own experiences, women are largely unaware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cancer Action is the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity, dedicated to improving survival rates for women with ovarian cancer by raising awareness of the disease and its symptoms.
Nina Gopal, Head of Fundraising at Ovarian Cancer Action says: “Ovarian Cancer Action is delighted to receive the support from Very Beryl through the production of two such unusual brooches. Its Partnerships such as these that help us to raise awareness of the disease and its symptoms as well as vital funds for the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre.”
Each year in the UK 6500 cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed. Research shows that in excess of 70% of women will survive for more than five years if the cancer is found in its early stages. Ovarian Cancer Action believe that everyone should talk about the symptoms of ovarian cancer – please help the campaign and share your knowledge with your family, friends and colleagues.
For more information about Ovarian Cancer, visit www.ovarian.org.uk