We're super excited to announce our latest charity partner CoppaFeel!. They are a breast cancer charity with a difference, the first of its kind in the UK to solely create awareness amongst young people.
CoppaFeel! was founded in 2009 by Kristin Hallenga 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.
Kris will always live with cancer, but 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.
Although they deliver a serious message CoppaFeel! don't take themselves too seriously. Their very name sets the tone, with volunteers called Boobettes and their head office named Boob Towers. It's cheeky, vibrant and upbeat which resonates with a younger audience so their message cuts through. We love it!
Why are CoppaFeel! partnering with Re-Fashion?Being only 10 years old CoppaFeel! are a relatively small charity, and are unable to open high-street shops. Partnering with Re-Fashion means they can now earn money from donated clothes. We are thrilled to give them this new avenue to fundraise, which will help them get their message out into the world!
How can you help CoppaFeel!?We've made it easy to donate. You can order a donation bag online in minutes. We'll then send it out to you and once filled you can post back for free. When we get your clothes back we'll quickly sort, photograph and list your items so they can start making money for this brilliant cause.
How does it work?At Re-Fashion your donation goes further. We're an online business that doesn't have the overheads of a high-street shop. This means we can give more money to charity, up to three times more. When your clothes get sold we'll give between 20% and 60% of the sale price to CoppaFeel!
Read more about how CoppaFeel! have helped people and their amazing impact here.