I was delighted to receive an invitation to attend the #FeelSuper salon in Soho last week. The idea behind it is to #FeelSuper and help Marie Curie, with Frankie Bridge and P&G teaming up with Superdrug to promote the fantastic campaign.
Apparently, all I had to do was visit the salon for a treatment (I chose a mani), and I’d be triggering a donation to the Marie Curie foundation – what’s not to love?
The Marie Curie charity provides specialist care to terminally ill patients and their families. While they once assisted cancer patients only, their jurisdiction has grown to cover all palliative care. Subsisting entirely on the generosity of the public, donations are essential to keep the charity going, and that’s where this campaign comes in.
Launched in 2015, #FeelSuper aimed to raise £100,000 for Marie Curie nurses – but the campaign was so successful it doubled the original target. Following the incredible result last year, Frankie Bridge is once again supporting #FeelSuper in association with Superdrug and P&G.
On my arrival in Soho, I was greeted and immediately shown through to one of the girls in the salon. Once I’d chosen a deep autumnal red colour (to match my brogues, obvs), I was pampered while I had my nails painted, which was a real treat.
Frankie popped out to have some photographs taken (you can see one of her super important shots below…) and she was every bit as glamorous as you’d imagine. Sigh…
Frankie is a huge advocate of #FeelSuper. She says:
“This is a really special charity which I’ve supported for many years and I’m very excited to be working with Marie Curie again through the #FeelSuper campaign. What I love about the campaign is that it’s so easy to get involved, it’s as simple as buying your everyday essentials from Superdrug, without putting anything over and above what you usually put in your shopping basket. For lots of people, it’s the little treats like a new False Lash Epic Mascara from MaxFactor or favourite 2 in 1 Hydration + Radiant Glow moisturiser from Olay that helps them to feel super. Now those everyday pick me ups can make them #FeelSuper knowing they are helping others too. One product = one donation.”
The celebrity recently spent time with wonderful Marie Curie Nurses on a photoshoot, and she subsequently invited these very special men and women to the salon as its first VIP’s.
Melissa Tiley-Waters, one of the Marie Curie Nurses who joined Frankie at the shoot, said:
“It’s been great to be able to join Frankie in helping raise awareness of this wonderful campaign. When someone is terminally ill, having the support of a Marie Curie Nurse can make a huge difference to them and their family. One of the things I spend my time doing when I’m caring for my patients is simply talking to family members and carers. Just having someone there, to share their thoughts and worries with, really helps at such a difficult time. All of the money raised by #FeelSuper will go a long way in helping Marie Curie reach many more people living with a terminal illness around the country and we, as nurses, hope everyone joins us in getting behind the campaign.”
Several Marie Curie nurses were also milling around at the event, ready to answer my questions and chat about their roles. And my gosh, those men and women are really something else: they offer support day and night, in whichever form that takes. One nurse told me an anecdote about a young mum:
She was having difficulties sleeping and so she used to have her hair and make-up fixed by her nurse at 5am before her children arose in the morning. The heartbreaking reality is that she wanted to look well for her young children – she wanted to spare them seeing her pallor.
Sadly, according to research 1 in 4 people do not have access to the support and care they (and their families) need at the end of their lives, so this campaign is vital to raise awareness as well as funds. #FeelSuper, in association with P&G and Superdrug, is committed to raising a further £200,000 in 2016.
And the best part is that it’s so easy for you to get involved: simply make a purchase from a wide range of participating P&G products in Superdrug, and you’ll trigger a donation to Marie Curie – that’s it! We all have our ablution must-haves, and from Maxfactor and Olay, to Gillette and Pantene, there are a huge variety of products included in the campaign. All you need do is buy your P&G essentials from Superdrug between 21st September – 18th October inclusive, and you’ll be making a difference.
If we all join forces to help #FeelSuper achieve its target again this year, we’ll be collectively helping to fund the equivalent of ten Marie Curie nurses for a year – or more than 10,000 hours of crucial care and support. Whether it be practical assistance or lending an ear or a shoulder, it’s often these small acts of kindness which make all the difference during difficult circumstances.
Before I left the #FeelSuper event, I was lucky enough to be given a fantastic goodie bag of products, including some of my very favourite Maxfactor make-up items! And I’m excited to be offering my readers the opportunity to win a fabulous hamper for themselves too! For your chance to win, simply enter below.
There’s no obligation for you to subscribe to my blog or like my facebook page to enter; but please note that your chance of winning will increase in line with the laws of karma and the good vibes I’ll be sending your way. (Plus you’ll be notified of other fab posts and giveaways!) #justsaying
Will you be supporting the #FeelSuper campaign?
From 21st September to 18th October inclusive, each time you buy any P&G product in a Superdrug store or on Superdrug.com, including brands such as Max Factor, Olay, Gillette, Pantene, Oral-B, Venus and many more, P&G will make a donation to Marie Curie. One product = one donation.
After the 18th October, a selection of products which bear the Marie Curie logo on pack, or at shelf, including brands from P&G will continue to trigger donations. For more information, visit www.superdrug.com/feelsuper.
Terms and conditions:
- There is one hamper to be won.
- The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
- This giveaway is open to UK entries only.
- Entrants must be age 18 or over.
- Winner’s details will be passed to the promoter, who is responsible for sending out the prize.
- Entrants must enter using the rafflecopter embedded within this blog post.
- All entries will be checked.
- The winner will be chosen at random from valid entries.
- The winner will be informed by email or on Twitter. Failure to respond within one week may result in a new winner being drawn.
- Once drawn, the winner’s name will be displayed on the rafflecopter.
- Entry into the giveaway will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
This post is sponsored by P&G.
Featured image photo credit: Doug Peters/PA Wire