helpful products & services


Whether newly diagnosed with breast cancer or post treatment, we want to share with you the products and services which some women have found to be helpful.  We would love to hear from companies who offer something which may be beneficial or from ladies who have recommendations, please CONTACT LISA ALLEN: enquiries@pinkribbonfoundation.org.uk

helpful products & services


Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Charity Crystal Brooch

Wear your support:

Show your support for the Pink Ribbon Foundation (Reg. Charity No. 1080839) and support those living with breast cancer.  This stunning crystal pink ribbon brooch is fully covered with three rows of dazzling crystals in clear (diamond), pale pink and dark pink.  Length 3.5cm and width 2cm.

100% profits from the sale of each brooch sold help the Pink Ribbon Foundation to support those living with a breast cancer diagnosis.

Available now via eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162801314730?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Or by sending an email to: enquiries@pinkribbonfoundation.org.uk

BelleTurban is a growing fashion brand that specialises in designing and manufacturing turbans and scarves. Their mission is to offer customers a way to identify and maintain their distinctive styles. BelleTurban pride themselves on their expertise and commitment to deliver exclusive, high quality and fashionable products.

All products are 100% designed and manufactured in Spain, fulfilling European technical regulations, offering the highest levels of comfort and adjustment creating the perfect fit, while incorporating latest fashion trends in every collection. All fabrics have been carefully selected based on their quality, breathability and anti-allergic properties, choosing natural fibres such as bamboo, viscose or cotton.

Customers are the greatest source of inspiration to BelleTurban and they strive on encouraging femininity, elegance and individuality through a varied assortment of customisable models. Their creativity allows them to continuously explore new patterns and designs and further develop a growing palette of products. Choose yours at https://belleturban.com/en/

BelleTurban products highlight your inner radiance and are best worn with a smile! #beautyisonyou

facebook.com/BelleTurban

instagram.com/belleturban

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation DVD

Following treatment for breast cancer many women experience problems with shoulders, neck and back including lack of function, movement and strength. These issues can occur soon after treatment or develop over time.

This Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Programme will guide you through exercises that have been designed to improve your posture, range of movement, shoulder and upper back strength, redress the balance in your upper body and reduce the risk of Lymphoedema.

This step by step guide is broken down into short workouts that will allow you to take control of your recovery and give you the confidence to continue your rehabilitation at home.

Ladies who have completed the programme have reported a greatly improved range of movement with less tightness around their scars and a reduction in pain and discomfort, enabling them to get back to doing what they enjoy.

The DVD is priced at £15 and available to purchase from www.exercisetherapyonline.com and £1 will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation for every DVD sold using our unique code: pink-ribbon-donation

Victoria Derbyshire book

‘I can’t bear not to be with these three most important people in my life. I can’t bear not to be there alongside Mark as my children grow up. My bright, funny, affectionate boys who are never embarrassed to say, “love you mummy”, and say it ten times day.’

Renowned as a much-loved and highly respected BBC journalist, Victoria Derbyshire has spent 20 years finding the human story behind the headlines. In 2015 she found herself at the heart of the news, with a devastating breast cancer diagnosis. With honesty and openness, she decided to live out her treatment and recovery in the spotlight in a series of video diaries that encouraged thousands to seek diagnosis and help.

Victoria has kept a diary since she was nine years old and in DEAR CANCER she shares her day to day experiences of life following her diagnosis and coming to terms with a future that wasn’t planned. From the moment she woke up to find her right breast had collapsed, to telling her partner and children, through to mastectomy and chemotherapy. From wearing a wig to work and hiding it from her colleagues, to the relief and joy of finishing treatment before immediately flying to Glasgow to present a debate on the European Referendum.

By sharing her story, she became the person that mums, daughters, sisters, husbands, boyfriends and family members contacted to thank as they tried to find ways to cope with their own and their loved ones’ prognosis and needed to know that they were not alone.

Victoria’s story is an affecting and at times heart-breaking one, but it is so often laugh-out-loud too. Moving, wonderfully heart-warming and ultimately uplifting, this is a powerful account of a brave struggle told with honesty, courage and emotion that gives strength to anyone touched by cancer.

Published by Orion Publishing Group RRP £9.99 (paperback) available via Amazon, click here smarturl.it/DearCancerPB

Garance is a French brand that offers post mastectomy lingerie and swimwear for breast cancer survivors. Cécile Pasquinelli decided to create the brand after she was diagnosed with the illness herself. During her treatment, she experienced the same frustration all women affected by cancer face: the loss of their feminity. She wanted to offer something unique to women, to give them both lingerie and swimsuits to make them feel pretty. Garance sells fashionable swimwear and lingerie for women who have been affected by breast cancer. All of their collections are comfortable, featuring the characteristics necessary to support breast prosthesis and are also colourful, trendy and beautiful.  Garance customers like the fact that all of the lingerie and swimwear is wireless but still provides proper support. Swimwear is also chlorine and UV resistant and with the lingerie range there is a cotton collection using Supima cotton which is a more resistant with a softer fiber, while the Lycra fabric makes it breathable and comfortable all day long.

E-shop : https://www.garance-paris.com/en/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/garance_paris/?hl=fr

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ModeGaranceParis/

‘The original bamboo Hospital Bra is a post-surgical antibacterial fibre concept compression bra, with unique support and ultra-comfort meaning that it can be worn immediately after breast surgery.

Post-Operative Compression Garments are a vital part of the recovery process. A high quality, properly fitted post-operative compression garment can aid in body contouring and skin retraction while helping to reduce swelling and flushing your body of potentially harmful fluids. Compression cups are also very important for your comfort. In addition to help reduce swelling immediately after the procedure; the compression provided by the garment makes you much more comfortable during the healing process. These compression cups are also designed to help shock absorb the tenderness and pain you may incur after surgery. These bras have been worn and tested by real women after having surgery.

For every Hospital Bra sold, £5 is donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation to help fight breast cancer.

www.hospitalbra.com

www.facebook.com/HospitalBra

Twitter @hospitalbra

Hummingbird Lingerie holds a unique collection of luxurious intimates specifically designed for women post-surgery. We are a new and innovative brand changing the way women experience lingerie post-surgery.

Inspired by a breast cancer survivor Hummingbird focuses on sheer comfort, the luxurious feel of a perfect fit with absolutely no compromise on style. We aim to bring back confidence, femininity and re-empower the women that need it most.

Handmade in London, each piece is skilfully handcrafted with the finest fabrics designed for lightweight exquisitely fitting lingerie. We understand that no journey is the same, and offer a bespoke service tailoring each item to your every need.

Prices start from £27. Shop our Pink Ribbon collection online, donating 20% of profits

Visit: www.hummingbirdlingerie.com

Twitter @HBirdlingerie

Instagram @hummingbirdlingerie

Facebook.com/Hummingbirdintimates

imyj

The cancer journey attacks everything that makes women feel feminine and can undermine your self-confidence, so it’s imperative to have items available which make you feel whole again.

As a breast cancer survivor, Pauline found the cost of post-surgery bras, wigs etc quite extortionate and it became obvious that some women would not be able to afford the prices asked so, after reconstruction, she came up with the idea of recycling now unwanted items such as bras and wigs and selling them at very reduced prices online.

What to do with the money? Well, some is taken for overheads and at least 50% of the amount charged to customers is donated to breast cancer charities.

Pauline believes that every woman on their cancer journey has the right to look and feel as ‘normal’ as possible and she hopes that Imyj will enable this to happen.

website: www.imyj.co.uk

www.facebook.com/imyjuk

www.twitter.com/imyj6

I am delighted to share with you this amazing new book, Love and Remission by the wonderful Annie Belasco.

In her mid-twenties, balancing a stable job and a partying lifestyle, Annie was also on the hunt for a man. She wanted to find Mr Right, get married, buy a house, and live the life she’d always wanted. But then one day, she found a lump …

Breast cancer. The two words that would derail Annie’s life. Suddenly she realised how short her life had been, and the very idea of finding love seemed impossible. As her hair fell out, and her social life crumbled, her mental health deteriorated. She began to question if she would actually survive. Struggling with an identity crisis and worryingly low moods, she wondered if she’d ever be able to live the normal life that had been within her reach only months earlier.

Love and Remission tells the tale of a young woman in search of love and mental wellbeing.

*Pre order now from Amazon.com priced £11.99 (paperback)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Remission-Life-Cancer-Inspirational/dp/1911246739

* released 20 June 2018 published by Trigger Press

Ms Pomelo are a UK lingerie brand with one goal: to let fuller-chested women feel the freedom of comfort and confidence with a beautiful well-fitting bra. They make beautiful and comfortable everyday bras for fuller-chested women, especially sizes 38C+, which are traditionally scarce. Ms Pomelo bras make women open their shoulders, stand tall, put them into a good mood, and make them feel they can conquer the world.

They also provide education about bra health to enable women to choose well for themselves. The knowledge that they teach empowers women. It also stimulates social engagement as it revives the tradition of sharing and fostering relations with family and friends.

Ms Pomelo sell through their website and free workshops and also ship free Fit Kits that allow women to accurately establish bra size, as well as touch the materials that the bras are made of.

https://mspomelo.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MsPomeloBrasOriginal/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ms_pomelo_bras/

Twitter @Ms_Pomelo_Bras

Scars of Hope, Ejiro Ideme

Breast cancer survivor, Ejiro Ideme bares all in her debut book ‘Scars of Hope’ where she shares her breast cancer story in the hopes that it will be a source of inspiration and faith for other women battling the disease.

Nigerian born London based accountant, Ejiro Ideme was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2012. During a traumatic 14-month battle she felt the Lord tell her to write a book and share her experience – even with the risk of being stigmatised within the Nigerian community, particularly as a single woman.  Scars of Hope is a selfless yet self-reflecting book that sees a passionate worship minister’s faith tested in the darkest hours as her world is turned upside-down.

A self-published author, Ejiro wrote the book in the midst of her treatment. She says: “I’m glad to write even from my place of struggle and faith during treatment to encourage you that you can go through Iife strong if you put your mind to it. Dare to be optimistic even in your darkest moments. Make your challenges count by bringing hope to the hopeless.”

Since the release of the book in 2014, Ejiro has been passionate to support women going through breast cancer by sharing her story with others, offering advice and speaking out about her story – something she believes is her mandate for this time.

Scars of Hope is available for purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scars-Hope-Ejiro-Theodora-Ideme-ebook/dp/B00V44BYQK/


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