Plenty of us here at Sophie Allport are huge Cricket fans and we even have a cricket mug, which is why we are so pleased to work with The Ruth Strauss Foundation, creating a bespoke range to help raise money to support their mission. Read on to find out about the work they do and how Sophie Allport are helping.
In December 2018, Ruth Strauss, wife of Sir Andrew Strauss the former England cricket captain, lost her life to a form of non-smoking related lung cancer. The Ruth Strauss Foundation was launched in her memory to provide professional emotional support for families facing the death of a parent from cancer and drives the need for more research into non-smoking lung cancers.
Setting up the Foundation was Ruth’s idea in the last few months of her life, she wanted to help others who had been affected by the terrible disease. The Foundation helps provide emotional support for families to prepare for the death of a parent from cancer and helps raise awareness of the need for more research and collaboration in the fight against non-smoking lung cancers.
At Sophie Allport, working with the Foundation is something that is close to our hearts, not only because we are massive cricket fans, but because cancer has affected so many of us in different ways. Our bespoke Ruth Strauss range includes a fine bone china mug, tea towel and square scarf, where 50% of all online sales profits will go to supporting the Foundation’s mission.
Dedicated cricket fans will already be watching the 3rd England Test match vs the West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford on the 24th July which is also #RedforRuth day, where the Foundation will be turning cricket red. Cricket fans are asked to unite by wearing red in support of #RedforRuth day and sharing pictures on social media, tagging #RedForRuth. Last year Lord’s turned red in support of the Ruth Strauss Foundation and raised an incredible £550,000.
You can help support the Ruth Strauss Foundation by purchasing something from the Ruth Strauss Collection; either our Ruth Strauss Mug, Ruth Strauss Tea Towel or Ruth Strauss Scarf and tagging #RedForRuth to help raise awareness for the cause.
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