The #snowgosh pin. Raising money for CoppaFeel! Have you got yours yet?

The Snowgosh pin. Raising money for the breast cancer charity, Coppafeel!
If you’re following me on Instagram, you might have already seen this cutie that my wonderful friend Zoe created for me, our little #snowgosh pin, which is raising money for an awesome charity, CoppaFeel!
I knew I wanted to do something to raise some money for a breast cancer charity, but I wasn’t sure what. I’m not fit enough to run a marathon, or climb mount Everest. I’m too much of a wimp for a skydive. And I’m not cool enough to throw a big event that could raise money (plus I have a lot of flaky friends who can’t be trusted to attend things!). So I started thinking of something that could be sold. And so I started talking with Zoe about getting her to design me something a few months ago, when I was just about finished with chemo. But it’s taken while after Zoe had drawn it for me to get it made and out for sale. Mostly because I couldn’t decide what colours to go with. (Then I thought I had ordered them, and chemo brain fooled me.) Then as soon as I had ordered them I was hit by a fear that no-one would buy them and it was all a bit waste of time……….
But finally they’ve arrived, and I love them. Not only are they super cute, and glittery, but they are going to raise money for a awesome cause.

Picking a charity was probably the hardest part though. I’ve purposefully not really sought out any help from any charities. I’ve not taken any of the funds available to pay bills, or applied to the charities that send you on fun trips. We haven’t needed that sort of help. But we did it. And I think it’s a good one.  

The Snowgosh pin. Raising money for the breast cancer charity, Coppafeel!
If you’ve not heard of CoppaFeel! they are an awesome charity that aims to educate young people about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer so that they are more informed and have the confidence to go to their doctors earlier if they do find something.  
Which resonates with me so much, not because checking my boobs was something I did, but because it was something I didn’t do, and clearly should have been. It wasn’t even me who found my lump, it was Flash. And then, because I wasn’t at all clued up, I believed the GP who told me it would be nothing serious as it was painful. Only when my boss told me to go through our work Bupa did I find out that a painful lump can be cancer! 
Luckily for me Flash found my lump early, but too many people aren’t checking their boobs, too many young people aren’t finding lumps early enough, too many young people don’t go to the drs if they do find a lump. And Coppafeel! aims to change this with their teams of boobettes, their festival stands, their runners dressed as giant boobs, their reminders to check your boobs. 
The Snowgosh pin. Raising money for the breast cancer charity, Coppafeel!
So here is the #snowgosh pin. We’re donating £5 from the sale of every pin to Coppafeel, which will hopefully add up to a pretty nice donation to this worthy cause. (And just for full disclosure, we’re not making any money from the pins.)  
You can get yours here at Zoe’s Etsy! Please pop over and help us raise some money! Oh and take a look at her awesome paintings and stitchings whilst you’re there too! 
{And yes, I’ve been away from this blog for a little while as we were on holiday and before we left my brain really wasn’t in a writing space. Or it was, but I couldn’t get the words out. But I am back. Or I hope I am. I have a list of ideas of blog posts but forgive me if there are spaces between posts!}

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy