We are lucky enough at Prevent Breast Cancer to have relationships with some fantastic companies and organisations! Have a look at how our partners support us.
This page is dedicated to some of these business – and here you can find out what they are doing to support us.
Please consider joining this elite bunch of businesses who are all helping to create a breast cancer free future for the next generation.
I am Ailsa, a local wedding and portrait photographer. I was introduced to Prevent Breast Cancer (formerly known as Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention) when my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. Soon after I went for a family risk assessment and was found to have a higher than usual risk for cancer, I now have annual mammograms as a result.
I think the emphasis on prevention is so important – It encourages people to take control of their lives and fosters hope.
I love telling peoples stories through photographs and I’m looking forward to documenting events and supporters journeys, and in turn, raising awareness and supporting the vital work that Prevent Breast Cancer do.Close
Alliotts is an independent accountancy and business advisory practise based in London and Guildford.
They are active supporters of Prevent Breast Cancer in memory of a dear friend and work colleague Debbie Rennox who sadly lost her battle to breast cancer in August 2014.
Staff at Alliotts have supported Prevent Breast Cancer through some fantastic fundraising efforts such as the London Marathon 2015.
To read more about their work, please visit http://www.alliotts.com/.Close
AMET, Associated Manchester Electrical Traders are a group of three like minded individuals with a background in electrical engineering.
As a committee they organise two events each year to generate much needed funds for a variety of good causes in and around the Greater Manchester area.
They have been continuous supporters of Prevent Breast Cancer since 2010 and have made a huge contribution to our ongoing ground-breaking research.
Established in 1964, Autac Products is a leading UK designer and manufacturer of high-quality spiral, suzie coils and retractable coiled cable assemblies. Based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, Autac manufactures and supply electrical cables, coils, bespoke cable assemblies, plugs and sockets to Electrical & Commercial Vehicle, Aviation, Defence, Communication, Agriculture, Marine, Oil, Chemical and Medical distribution and OEM companies around the world, as far as Australia and China.Close
Prevent Breast Cancer and Beaverbrooks. A partnership we are proud of, grateful for and humbled to have.
Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, and their accompanying Charitable Trust have been wonderful supporters of Prevent Breast Cancer for over 10 years and have helped raise over £35,000 for our breast cancer research.
Known regionally and nationally, Beaverbrooks are a family-run business who sell exquisite jewellery and watches. In existence for almost 100 years they are a business with a difference, who make a difference to local charities.
They are generous and, most importantly, interested in our research and we are so grateful to have them as one of our Corporate Supporters.
For more information, please visit their website, http://www.beaverbrooks.co.uk/.
LIVE WINE, LOVE PEOPLE
In theory, we’re a wine business, but really, we’re a people business. Our wine is the product of our people.
They travel the world over. They grow, harvest, make, blend and bottle. They build fantastic relationships with amazing produces. And along the way, they pick up a good story or two. All of which we bottle for you.
It’s taught us that it’s easy to make inexpensive wine. But it’s much more difficult to make good wine inexpensively. Yet this is what we pursue with passion. Because we all believe all people should be able to drink good wine.
We are wine people after all.
At Boutinot, we try quite hard to have a personality rather than a corporate identity. Our DNA is a special mix of people and wines, and we intend to keep it that way. Our business evolves around our values and passion for great quality. Our people share the values we place on our wines – authentic, individual, slightly wonky or different at times, but always with a heart. Boutinot is a vibrant and growing international business, full of passionate and friendly people, who are want to make a difference.
Here are a few words from Michelle at Boutinot –
After speaking to the charity and reading all the information, I realised that the statistics of the disease are a lot worse than I knew. The work that Prevent Breast Cancer do helping those affected with their everyday lives is amazing and I wanted to help. Whilst the amount I could do was little it was still a little more help. If I could only raise enough for one person to have a scan then that is one person helped!
As a business we do support a couple of charities already but this is one close to my heart, one that I personally wanted to help to continue to make changes to people’s lives.Close
When BCL Office Moving moved the charity from Withington Hospital to Wythenshawe Hospital in 2007, BCL Managing Director Rod Seeland and stepson Mike Bellis were both hands-on with the move. They had no way of knowing how important Genesis as we were then would become to their family.
In 2010, Rod’s sister-in-law Tracy Thornley was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was in remission until December 2012, when the devastating news arrived that it had spread to her spine, pelvis and femur.
Rod and his wife Ange felt moved to do something, and decided to run the 2013 Bupa Great Manchester Run to raise money for Prevent Breast Cancer. At the same time, BCL’s parent company, John Bradshaw & Son, were looking for a charity they could support and assist.
With their personal and professional ties to the charity, it was an easy choice to select Prevent Breast Cancer as the chosen charity for the company. John Bradshaw & Son have two businesses: BCL Office Moving and Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage. BCL Office Moving is a commercial removals and archive storage company with offices in Manchester, Birmingham and London.
Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage is a household removals company with offices in Manchester and Birmingham. As removal companies, there are BCL and Britannia Bradshaw trucks on the road every day in towns and cities throughout the UK, as well as in Europe. So it was fantastic news to hear that they would be painting a van from each brand in PBC pink! These trucks have the Prevent Breast Cancer logo, website and JustGiving information on them, along with the corporate branding, helping to raise awareness of the charity up and down the UK, and beyond.
Mike Andrews, Managing Director of John Bradshaw & Son explained why the company chose such a public and long-term commitment to Prevent Breast Cancer: “It is easy to say we support a charity and simply donate money from time to time. We’ve always raised money for various charities, but we wanted our staff to feel they’re a part of something important and that we’re doing more than simply looking at profits. With 1 in 10 women affected by breast cancer, everyone will be touched by it at some point in their lives. We’re hoping our partnership with Prevent Breast Cancer will help make a difference in reducing that number. “
Rod Seeland, Managing Director of BCL says about the partnership: “It is an honour to be able to assist Prevent Breast Cancer by getting their name out in front of the public and raise awareness for the great work being done.”
So please look out for the two large Pink Prevent Breast Cancer Removal trucks, which are driving around the country now!
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Chartered Wealth Management Ltd (CWM) is a team of Chartered Financial Planners and Chartered Wealth Managers based in the heart of Manchester City Centre and St James’ London providing independent financial planning advice to high net worth clients, families, trustees, charities, pension funds and corporate entities throughout the UK.
The team is committed to delivering the very highest levels of customer service.
Paula Eardley, Chartered Financial Planner said;
‘CWM is delighted to accept the invitation to sponsor the Sportive Ride Cheshire on 12th May 2019.
Within the team, friends, clients and associates, we have a close association to breast cancer. This fund-raising project has the potential to revolutionise cancer screening in the North West and will ultimately benefit all our families and children in the future.
We are proud to be sharing the journey with Sportive and James and Tom’s Race Across America to raise the £125,000 which will take the research to the next level’
Our vision is to inspire girls to want to play football by creating a fun, engaging, inclusive and safe environment. Whilst developing their physical and mental wellbeing, to empower them to become exceptional young women. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the male and female game, which exists due to negative stereotypes and limited roles available for girls and women within the footballing industry. As a business we would like to give every girl, who would like the opportunity, the chance to play with freedom and creativity, solving ongoing problems and making informed decisions; without the fear of failure. We will do this by giving them access to a Development Hub and providing specialised 1 to 1 Coaching Sessions.
For more information visit www.develophergame.co.ukClose
Charley Wood underwent a preventative double mastectomy at the young age of 26 after receiving the news that she had an 85% chance of developing breast cancer.
Charley very bravely decided to keep a blog and photo journal of her recovery as a means of highlighting the realities of her decision, which she hoped would be able to help others considering the operation. You can find her blog at : https://theyarenottwinstheyaresisters.wordpress.com
Since her operation and recovery, Charley has been ploughing all her energies into her business called Drain Dollies. Drain Dollies are beautiful bags that hold post surgical drains, and Charley has pledged to donate 10% of all sales to us here at Prevent Breast Cancer.
For further information, please see www.draindollies.co.uk and buy yours today. There is also a small selection available at our gift shop in The Nightingale Centre.Close
Thank you so much to ELMC for sponsoring the production of new videos raising awareness of breast cancer symptoms, risk factors and the importance of breast screening.
The East Lancashire Masonic Charity (ELMC) is a Registered Charity (Registered Number 225151)
constituted as a company limited by guarantee (Company Number 79735). It is the principal charity
for Freemasons in the Masonic Province of East Lancashire. It is Funded entirely through the
generosity of Freemasons and their families. The Charity is the central vehicle for the delivery of Masonic charity and care on behalf of Freemasons in East Lancashire.
The East Lancashire Masonic Charity cares for and affords charitable assistance to Freemasons in
need or their widows or to any of their dependent relatives and to reach out to others in the communities in which we live who are deserving of our charitable support.
The East Lancashire Masonic Charity is compassionate and dedicated to changing people’s lives in
ways that are shown to have a positive impact for the general benefit of the public or communities
situated predominately but not exclusively in the East Lancashire area.
We aim to be a force for good by supporting other charities and good causes to help disadvantaged
people in society, principally towards the local District and their communities in the masonic
Province of East Lancashire. We focus not just on giving but on assessing the impact our contribution makes within the local population and the benefit this has for the recipient organisation.
Endomag is a global medical technology business headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom. They specialise in creating products that improve staging and treatment of breast cancer, including the Sentimag® system, Magseed® magnetic marker and Magtrace® lymphatic tracer.
Their products have now been used in surgical procedures for over 100,000 patients worldwide, in 500+ hospitals across 40+ countries and their mission is simple – to make better breast cancer care available to everyone.
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Prevent Breast Cancer are so pleased to have Evo Supplies now supporting the charity through the sales of their pink furniture skates.
Award-winning Evo Supplies is a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of furniture skates (aka moving dollies), supplying many of the top names in domestic and corporate removals, facilities management, office installations and commercial fit-out.Close
Considered one of the UK’s most disruptive cycle wear brands, Fat Lad At The Back has become synonymous with inclusivity; empowering and clothing a diverse cross section of cyclists and triathletes.
Unable to find cycle wear to fit Richard Bye launched the brand along with his wife Lynn in late 2013 and the couple have focused their attention on creating sportswear with exceptional fit, in figure flattering designs in up to 11 different (mens and women’s) sizes.
“We’re not just breaking the mold of the typical cyclist says Lynn, we’re literally creating new ones in all shapes and sizes. We don’t differentiate between young/old, fat/thin, beginner/pro – we simply make sportswear in all sizes, because all sizes of people do sports.”
Fat Lad At The Back was originally Richard’s cycling nick-name and the brand has grown a highly engaged and active social community (known as The Bulge) who support and encourage each other onto their bikes and into activity.
Despite the tongue in cheek name, the brand is serious about it’s cycle wear, using premium technical fabrics and ensuring that it’s range is ethically manufactured in Europe and the UK.
The FLAB annual big fat bike ride has become known as the friendliest Sportive in the cycling calendar and sees over 1000 ‘mates’ – many of whom have never met – going on a days bike ride together, through the glorious Yorkshire countryside.
“You only have to see how FLAB wearing cyclists interact with each other when they first meet, to appreciate how we are breaking down barriers and connecting people and to realise that we’re much more than just a cycle wear brand.” adds Richard.
Freshwalks, bringing together North West business folk in the great outdoors.
Our mission is to reinvigorate both body and soul, allowing participants to make new contacts, share personal and business challenges and gain some fresh perspective. All within a magnificent setting that will allow clear thinking and new ideas to flourish.
Freshwalks is delighted to support our friends at Prevent Breast Cancer by providing a dedicated training programme of walks ahead of the Everest Base Camp trek in November 2019.
You are of course welcome on any of our walks but for the specified routes and dates below, we’ll be donating 50% of the ticket price back to the charity. We’ve carefully selected some routes that will gradually build up fitness to a goal of being able to take on full day hikes involving significant uphill walking.Close
The John Lewis Partnership have been a huge supporter of Prevent Breast Cancer for many years.
From many indoor miles that have been cycled within the London HQ office walls, to individual store activities, the staff at John Lewis really know how to fund raise and we are delighted that their efforts are helping us to create a breast cancer free future for the next generation.
On a more local level, members of staff from our neighbouring stores in both Trafford and Cheadle have welcomed us into their stores and let us hold awareness tables, meaning we’ve been able to talk to their customers about why our charity exists. Cheadle also recently held a fashion show in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer, with Trafford holding their’s soon.
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Jon Richard have been an avid supporter of Prevent Breast Cancer over the last few years and have in that time supported us in many different ways.
From sponsoring our quarterly newsletters, donating event favours and raffles prizes, to attending our Ladies Lunches; the Jon Richard staff really love to get stuck in! If that wasn’t energetic enough, some of their staff have even took on a Colour Run for the charity.
Click here for more information about Jon Richard.
Knights is challenging and changing the delivery of legal & professional services, creating a versatile business environment fit for the evolving needs of our commercial clients.
Knights are very much looking forward to working with Prevent Breast Cancer and championing their cause.
To find out more about the firm, please visit their website – https://www.knightsplc.comClose
Mediacom is a Content and Connections Agency who in 2016, helped Prevent Breast Cancer improve all aspects of our digital presence, and all pro-bono!
Prevent Breast Cancer are so grateful to Mediacom for all their support and involvement with the charity. Our digital presence is truly thanks to them!
They describe themselves as:
We believe that everything is connected. And that means a media agency has to think and operate in an entirely new way. So new that we don’t even call ourselves a media agency anymore. We call ourselves The Content + Connections Agency.
That’s our shorthand way of saying that we have a unique approach to planning and buying across paid, owned and earned media, which can optimise our clients’ entire system of content and connections – not just the individual channel silos within them.
For us, “content” is the fuel for high-performing communications systems. It refers to any form of consumer messaging that connects brands with their consumers. “Connections” is how we guide the content around the system. It’s about having a closed-loop distribution strategy, ensuring there are no dead ends or wastage.
We do this by taking a step back and seeing the bigger picture, designing the content with the connection in mind.
We call this Systems Thinking – and it’s proven to transform communications effectiveness.Close
Mini Sport Ltd. is the world’s premier Mini specialist, servicing more than 100 countries with Mini parts as well as restoration, repair and servicing of Minis. Astonishingly, it remains a family business and is based in Lancashire. You can find out more here.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in business, the company decided to host a special silent auction for Prevent Breast Cancer after its founder, Heather Harper, successfully battled breast cancer under the care of our very own chairman, Lester Barr. Mini Sport auctioned off 20 unique and intricate aluminium models which were made in their factory.
Replicas of the historic rally Mini ‘NCK’, the aluminium models took around 600 hours to design and manufacture. They became the table centrepieces at the company’s anniversary gala before being silently auctioned, with the 20 highest bidders each walking away with this unique piece of Mini history and raising over £21,000 for the charity during the fundraiser.
This auction helped to raise a staggering £21,000 for Prevent Breast Cancer. The company have also chosen to make Prevent Breast Cancer their charity of the year.
Heather said: “When we celebrated 50 years in business, the family decided to make part of the evening a fundraising event, and asked me which charity I most wanted to support. I had no hesitation in putting forward Prevent Breast Cancer. For myself, my husband and family, it is a small gesture of appreciation for all the care and understanding extended by Mr Barr and his team during the past two and half years, and still ongoing. It’s important to me to help fund current research which will hopefully result in saving others in the years ahead.”
We are incredibly grateful to Mini Sport for their support and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.
Pixel Inspiration worked with Prevent Breast Cancer to produce a new digital campaign that launched our new name, new look and our aims for the future in 2016.
Here is a little bit of information about them:
Established in 2004, Pixel Inspiration was created by the founding partners, Frank Emerson (MD), Nikk Smith (Technical Director), Barry Bugg (Operations Director) and Darren Thomason (Creative Director). The company’s mission was to become the UK’s leading implementer of digital signage and out of home media solutions with three main benchmarks:
- Outstanding customer service
- The best price performance solution
- The right content in the right place at the lowest total cost
We have every skill required to implement nationwide advanced, data driven digital media solutions including technical consultancy, project management, content design & production, installation and maintenance services, all covered under the banner of our Managed Digital Signage service. We believe that digital signage should be an integral part of a businesses larger communication strategy and, as such, we provide the tools and techniques needed to integrate digital media with your business at the lowest possible cost.
We use SCALA software as the basis for the majority of our work as it’s one of the most stable, scalable and extensible software solutions with over 20 years of development behind it. We are a Scala platinum partner (the highest level available).
Importantly, we have a close partnership with some of the world’s leading visual psychologists. We’re constantly investigating what works best when it comes to content for digital signs. If you want to find out more about this visit our Research & Understanding section.Close
Puremaison are a reliable, top quality and professional cleaners. They employ a dedicated and long standing team of cleaners and support staff.
This year they will be supporting Prevent Breast Cancer by taking in sport events, challenge events and in-house fundraising.
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Risk Support Services Ltd have chosen Prevent Breast Cancer as their Charity Partner of the Year 2019. Here’s more information about their services:
Health and safety risks are all around us, whether you work in the construction or engineering sectors or you work in an office or college, risk presents us with challenges every day.
At Risk Support Services Ltd we work with clients from a diverse range of industries and can therefore bring good working practices from them to you.
We offer a wide range of services to identify and control exposures to risk and ensure you are legally compliant. Working together with our associated company Butterworth Spengler Insurance Brokers, we ensure that you present a robust claims defensibility profile to your insurer.
Risk Support Services Ltd will work with you to ensure that the health and safety culture benefits ALL aspects of your business.
Roberts Bakery have been long term supporters of Prevent Breast Cancer and we know we wouldn’t be where we are today without their help!
In 2015-16 they carried dedicated pink packaging and messaging across five million wholemeal loaves and raised £50,000 to help fund our ground-breaking gene-based research. Click here to find out more.
Lindsay Occleston, a member of the Roberts family of bakers, tells us how they have been supporting the charity since 2010.
Roberts Bakery is a family business based in the heart of Cheshire since 1887. While we’re kept busy making delicious bread, rolls and bakery treats for the people of Cheshire and beyond, the staff are also committed to supporting good causes. In 2010, almost by accident, we happened to be introduced to Prevent Breast Cancer and several of us said what a fantastic charity it would be to support. And from there a partnership was born!
Our first fundraising event was our inaugural charity ball in September 2011. The ball attracted 250 guests, with live entertainment and dancing into the small hours. We were delighted that this first attempt raised £23,000 for Prevent Breast Cancer. It meant that Roberts Bakery was able to fund the first of a three year study into genetic variants and breast density, both of which are believed to be factors that can cause breast cancer.
So as 2012 loomed, the staff thought what shall we try this year?! This time we decided to participate in the Million Miles Challenge and get active to support the charity. After much deliberating, a group of us thought it would be a great idea to cycle from the bakery in Northwich to the base of Snowdon, then walk up the mountain to the summit (and the highest peak in England and Wales!) the following day. With the cycle and walk taking place in midsummer, the staff hoped the sun would be shining and the weather would be warm as we took on our challenge. How wrong we were! A team of 25 or so cyclists battled our way through harsh winds and constant rain to reach Snowdon and the following day, we were joined by another 20 hardy participants to walk 3500 feet into mist and driving rain.
Despite the weather, it was a weekend none of us will forget. We were absolutely over the moon to raise £15,000 for Prevent Breast Cancer and privileged to see this money go towards the PROCAS Study.
We all look forward to the day when breast cancer is consigned to history and knowing that we have played our part in helping make 1 in 9, none in 9.
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Saving Grace Events is a full service events agency, that means that we design, plan and deliver events and experiences from beginning to end. We work with fun, innovative and people driven brands who understand the importance of engaging employees and clients alike. Our strapline is ‘Imagine Incredible’ and we make it our business to create spectacular, mind-blowing events for corporates, charities and ambitious private clients. Click here to visit our website.Close
Shoosmiths is a major UK law firm with a network of offices working together as one team. Learn more about our values and the culture that drives our people to build relationships with clients to deliver the results they need.
Prevent Breast Cancer are over the moon to be working with Shoosmiths Manchester this year and to have had their support in so many different ways over recent months.
To find out more about them, please visit https://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/
Smoking Gun build irresistible momentum for brands, through their modern-day approach to PR, ruthlessly focused on ROI (return on investment).
They pride themselves on delivering ingenious ideas, inspired implementation & intelligent measurement. They have provided pro bono support and PR expertise during the recent pandemic and we are incredibly grateful for all their hard work.
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Prevent Breast Cancer were Stagecoach Manchester’s official charity partner in 2016-2017, raising an amazing £21,000.00 in the process. From Drive-Thru cinemas, to drivers dressing up as Father Christmas, all staff really took the charity to heart.
Talking about the new charity partnership at the time, Stagecoach Manchester Managing Director, Christopher Bowles, said: “Every two years Stagecoach Manchester staff vote to support a new charity and Prevent Breast Cancer has been chosen this time around, with the whole workforce already showing an overwhelming amount of support.
Breast cancer is a disease that unfortunately touches so many people each year and the positive impact this charity has in the local community is a key reason why we received so many votes for Prevent Breast Cancer to become our charity partner. I know there’s a series of fundraising opportunities pencilled in which drivers and office workers alike are looking forward to’.
For further information on Stagecoach UK Bus visit www.stagecoachbus.com @stagecoachGM #MyGreaterManchester