Image © James Crockford Photography
Interview With: Georgina Hyman
Company Name: Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Location / Coverage: National
We’re the largest and most influential UK breast cancer charity. Through the generous donations from our supporters and fundraisers (who come up with increasingly imaginative ways to raise money) we’re able to fight breast cancer on three fronts: research, campaigning and education.
Breakthrough is still quite a young charity. We were founded by Bill Freedman who lost his wife Toby Robins to breast cancer. Bill had a vision of a better way to beat breast cancer with scientists dedicated to breast cancer research; this led to the opening of the Breakthrough Research Centre in 1999.
We’ve come such a long way since we were founded. Today we have more than 10 clinical trials thanks to our scientists research. Patients are being treated with drugs developed at the Breakthrough Research Centre and this is what our fundraising is all about, real results for patients with breast cancer. We’re all really hopeful for what we can achieve in the next 10 years.
We like to think we can offer an alternative to couples who have everything they need with donations in lieu of gifts. Our pins as wedding favours are also a lovely way for your guests to take away with them a special reminder from the day whilst also supporting a cause which affects so many people. Really, we want to give people the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people who are affected by breast cancer.
There are great ways to get involved; whether you choose pins as wedding favours, a collection can at the bar or donations in lieu of gifts – you can remember someone special to you and, at the same time, help us get a step closer to beating breast cancer.
You will love these unique and quirky ideas for alternatives to traditional wedding flower bouquets, including tissue paper and fabric flower bouquets, bouquets made from buttons and even a paper butterfly bouquet.
Butterfly Bouquet – Martha Stewart Weddings
Brooch Flower Bouquet – The Knotty Bride
Tissue Paper Bouquet – Helen Carter Weddings
Turquoise Brooch Bouquet – Fantasy Floral Designs
Vintage Button Bouquet – Button Moon Bouquet
Button Bouquet – Really Bad Kitty at Etsy
Fabric Bouquet – Eliza Claire Photography
Coloured Balls and Tissue Paper Flowers – The Adventures of Josh & Andy
Shell Bouquet – Romantic Flowers at Etsy