Breast Cancer Now is determined to stop women dying from Breast Cancer. They believe that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live. To find out more please visit www.breastcancernow.org
We have worked closely with Breast Cancer Now, formerly Breast Cancer Campaign, for over 14 years. Since 2002 we have raised in excess of an incredible £170,000 through the sales of our Breast Cancer Now products.
This season we are delighted to introduce...
The Breast Cancer Now Thermal Vest
Toasty Thermolactyl fabric
Side seam free for comfortable smoothness
Soft against the skin
£4.00 plus VAT from the sale of this vest will be donated to Breast Cancer Now, the UK's largest breast cancer charity.*
*£4.00 + VAT will be paid to BCN Trading Limited which pays all its taxable profits to Breast Cancer Now, a registered charity in England & Wales (number 1160558) and Scotland (SC045584) under the Gift Aid Scheme.
Read their inspirational stories here
"My daughter told us at the beginning of January 2014 that they were expecting a baby and I found out a couple of weeks later that I had breast cancer. When you get this news your world just turns upside down, but you have to think positive. I was lucky in the fact that I wasn't sickly with the chemotherapy, but I did have quite a few other side effects. The radiotherapy made me sore, but that soon healed.
I have been going to support group Bosom Friends for about 18 months now and enjoy the meetings, as there is something different on every month. It's a great way to meet new friends who have been through a similar experience to you."
Brenda has been happily married to husband Allan for 42 years and they are proud grandparents to a 20 month old baby girl. They reside in Bradford
"In March 2015, I felt a lump in my right breast. On 29th April it was confirmed I had an aggressive type of breast cancer. I started chemotherapy in May 2015 and had five rounds before I had a mastectomy at the beginning of September. At the end of September I was told my cancer was terminal and was not given long to live. Although trying more chemo, I was told to go and make special memories with my daughter Paisley and the rest of my family and friends. Since this I have joined Bosom Friends, where I took part in a fashion show alongside Paisley. We are all there to support each other at different points in our journeys. I have learnt to live my life to the fullest, I grab every opportunity with both hands and never say no to anything."
Daniella is a proud full-time mum to a beautiful 6-year-old daughter called Paisley.
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer age 50 and had a mastectomy, followed by chemotherapy. Two years later I had reconstructive surgery and am now discharged. I found Bosom Friends support group very early on and have made such fantastic friends that I am still a member of the group helping support others who find their way to us."
Liz is mum to Chris and Julia and a retired Child Psychologist, now working as a voluntary practitioner in a local nursery. She is now secretary of the charity Bosom Friends.
"In July 2010, to hear, 'I'm sorry, you've got Breast Cancer!' was quite surreal for me and one of the most difficult things I've had to come to terms and deal with, in the whole of my life. It's been five years full of appointments, clinics, blood tests, biopsies, scans, results, more scans, to treatments of chemotherapy, using scalp cooling systems alongside to save my hair followed by operations to remove nodes, full auxiliary clearance then the mastectomy. Delayed reconstruction surgery began three years ago and although it was a huge operation I never once regretted going through with it. Having being touched by cancer, there are daily reminders but it's certainly made me see things differently, and I cherish every day I'm given. I feel very privileged to have being given the opportunity to take part in a photoshoot for Damart, in conjunction with Breast Cancer Now, to help promote a rather delightful little pink vest, which in turn raises much needed funds for the charity. What a way to finally put cancer behind me and share some fun times with some fabulous, inspiring ladies, whom I'm so lucky to call my 'Bosom Friends!'."
Sharon is a retired teaching assistant who has two children and one granddaughter and now spends her time volunteering as a receptionist at a children's hospice. She has a love for the great outdoors after training to do the Three Peaks challenge two years ago and enjoys trekking in the Yorkshire countryside with her walking buddies.
"In 2003 at the age of 46 I was diagnosed with a grade 3 tumour in my breast. The outlook was bleak and I was given a very short life expectancy.
It's now 13 years later and through my story I would like to show the positive outcome of all the fundraising which has allowed research and development of new drugs and treatment for cancer. Over these past few years I have battled the cancer disease four times, most recently bone metastasis and two brain tumours.
The new technology and on-going treatment has allowed me to live a full and happy life. I believe I am a living testament to the success of all new treatments now available. From a devastating beginning my experience with cancer shows that with hope and positivity you can survive the 'fight'."
Eileen is a proud single mum of two
"My name is Julie Fox, and I live in Damart's home town of Bingley. I am 49 years old and have been a Pharmacy Dispensing Technician for the past 30 years
At the age of 32, the last thing I expected to hear was that I had breast cancer. It never crossed my mind that the health problems I was experiencing would ever be linked to this disease, I was too young! You would think losing a breast at such a young age would knock your confidence more than anything else in the world.
However, six months of chemotherapy, and support from my family and friends, enabled me to come through all of that stronger and with renewed confidence in myself as a woman. Now, 18 years later, I am a survivor of breast cancer and proof that it doesn't have to affect the rest of your life in any way what so ever!"
About Bosom Friends
Bosom Friends is Bradford's self help and support group for women who are living with or beyond breast cancer. They were founded nearly 30 years ago by a pioneering breast care nurse and are now self-run.
They meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Cancer Support Centre on Smith Lane, Bradford. The meetings are friendly social events, an opportunity to chat over a cup of tea with other women who have experienced breast cancer. Much of the emphasis is about getting on with life with or after cancer and the content of the meeting varies from talks from guest speakers to quizzes, jewellery and cosmetic parties, a pamper evening and a mystery trip.
Their big event in October is the annual Fashion Show, which is an opportunity for women who have/had breast cancer to look good and feel fabulous, strutting their stuff on the catwalk wearing designs from local retailers, Damart being a regular contributor.
Bosom Friends is a registered charity and rely entirely on fund raising and voluntary donations.
For more information, visit thier facebook page at