2021-2022 Asthma UK And The British Lung Foundation

The Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership are the only UK charity supporting anyone living with or facing lung disease or asthma. From direct support right now, to the cures of the future, they are there for the 6.5 million people in the UK living with lung disease. Every breath of the way. One in five of us will develop a lung condition in our lifetime. It could be your mum, dad, brother, sister, husband, wife or child. It could be you. Unfortunately, this invisible killer takes far more than just our breath away. Lung disease is the UK’s third biggest killer, with someone losing their life or a loved one every 5 minutes.

2021 The Stroke Association

The Stroke Association

Sophie Allport is delighted to be supporting the Stroke Association in 2021. Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK. It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time. The Stroke Association believes that everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. The Stroke Association provides specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure that everyone affected by stroke gets the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. 

2018-2021 National Trust

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Combining Sophie’s love for nature and wildlife with the National Trust's expertise in environment and wildlife conservation, we have created a magnificent range of high-quality products. From kitchen linens and mugs to bags and accessories, our collaborations are perfect for adding a touch of nature to your home and lifestyle, whilst generating funds to ensure woodland and parks will thrive again.

Through sales generated from our National Trust collection, a minimum of £20,000 will be given to the National Trust for Parks and Woodland conservation. From planting and conserving trees to providing a haven for wildlife, you will be directly contributing to the National Trusts commitment to create dynamic habitats for wildlife, increase biodiversity, protect our rivers, and capture carbon.

2020: Parkinson's UK

We were so pleased to support Parkinson’s UK in 2020, a charity that is personal to us at Sophie Allport. Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. Around 145,000 people in the UK live with Parkinson’s, that is around one adult in every 350 and every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's. Parkinson’s UK is there for everyone affected by Parkinson’s, to help fight for fair treatment and better services, as well as funding the right research into the most promising treatments. Making everyone see its real impact. Together we will find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.

2020: Meningitis Now

Meningitus Now

Meningitis Now is here to ensure no-one will face meningitis alone. With over 30 years of experience, the charity offers an unrivalled range of information and support services. They are here to provide emotional, practical and financial support for everyone in the UK who has been affected by meningitis and they also fund medical research and raise awareness of the disease, with the goal of saving lives. A charity that is close to our hearts, we were so proud to support Meningitis Now in 2020 to achieve their vision of a future where no-one loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected by the disease gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.

2020: Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK wide organisation supporting people and families affected by cystic fibrosis. We were so pleased to support them in 2020 with the incredible work they do. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the UK’s most common genetic condition. It affects 10,500 people across the UK, approximately half of whom are aged 19 or under. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust fund cutting-edge research into new treatments, provide support services to people and families affected by CF, work closely with the clinical community to improve the quality of care, and campaign for equal access to the latest treatments. The Trust’s mission is to create a world where being born with CF no longer means a lifelong burden of care and an early death.

2018-2022: ZSL

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ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is an international conservation charity working to create a world where wildlife thrives. From investigating the health threats facing animals to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, ZSL is committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction.

The African savannah is home to some of the world’s most iconic species – including the zebra, cheetah and elephant. But these spectacular animals and their homes are under threat. ZSL is working to tackle the challenges faced by African wildlife and protect their populations in key locations across Africa. By purchasing anything* from the Sophie Allport Zebra, CheetahElephant and Giraffe collections our customers are contributing to ZSL's vital work. For more information visit

*Excludes cashmere socks, slippers, Giraffe felt key ring and safari mugs

2020-2022: The Ruth Strauss Foundation

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We are so pleased to support the Ruth Strauss Foundation, creating an official bespoke range which will help raise money to support the Foundation. 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 drive the need for more research into non-smoking lung cancers. The bespoke collection includes a Ruth Strauss Foundation fine bone china mug, tea towel and square scarf, where 50% of all online sales profits will go to supporting the Foundation’s mission.

2020: WIRES

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Sophie created a beautiful Koala card with 100% of sale proceeds donated to the wildlife rescue charity WIRES. They have been working tirelessly to rescue and care for wildlife injured in the catastrophic fires that Australia saw in 2020. Working with Sophie Allport on this limited edition card is sixteen-year-old Alice Bennett, a close family friend to Sophie, who came up with the idea. The limited edition A6 cards come as a pack of 6.

2019: Macmillan Cancer Support

In 2019 Sophie Allport supported Macmillan Cancer Support. From the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer, through treatment and beyond, Macmillan offer emotional, physical and financial support.

2018/19: Cancer Research UK

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We supported Cancer Research UK Special Events in 2018 and 2019 including the Emerald's & Ivy Ball, Dining With The Stars, Lady Garden Gala and Sound & Vision. One in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime but more of us beat cancer than ever before. Cancer Research UK work hard in four key areas: Prevention, Early Diagnosis, Treatment and Optimisation. The Special Events team aim to raise £3million over 20 events.

2018: Heads Together

In 2018 Sophie Allport supported Heads Together - a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in partnership with inspiring charities that are tackling stigma, raising awareness, and providing vital help for people with mental health challenges. Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health. This fear of prejudice and judgement stops people from getting help and can destroy families and end lives. Heads Together wants to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental well being and have the practical tools to support their friends and family. Through fundraising events and a 10% donation from sales of the Sophie Allport commemorative mugs, a total of £2,500 was raised for Heads Together.

2017: The Alzheimer's Society

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Sophie Allport supported The Alzheimer's Society in 2017. This is a cause close to many of our hearts. 10% of the sales of all our 'English Country Garden' mugs were donated to the Alzheimer's Society in 2017. There were a number of other initiatives including a Sophie Allport 'Ben Nevis' challenge and various sale events throughout the year with a total of £6,539.85 raised.

Alzheimer’s Society’s mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever. In their new strategy, the New Deal on Dementia, they make a commitment to be available to every person who receives a diagnosis. They want everyone affected by dementia to know that, whatever you are going through wherever you are, whoever you are, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society for support, help and advice. Until we find a cure, they will strive to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported, accepted and able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.

2016: #teamgeorge

Sophie Allport was delighted to support #teamgeorge throughout 2016. In July 2015 George Robinson was injured playing rugby in South Africa on a Stamford School tour. He incurred a serious spinal cord injury in a tackle and it is likely George will need long-term personal care and support.

“As a mother of rugby playing boys, we wanted to do as much as we could to help George and his family,” explained Sophie. “We came up with a number of initiatives to raise money for this brave young man in 2016.”

Sophie Allport’s sporty ‘Balls’ collection includes four fine bone china mugs covered in rugby, football, cricket, tennis and golf balls. £1 was donated for every mug sold from this range throughout 2016. There were also two sales days and various challenges that the Sophie Allport team did to raise money for #teamgeorge. We also sell official merchandise that can be purchased from the Sophie Allport shop with all proceeds going to the charity. Items include t-shirts, hats, water bottles and wrist bands.

The Robinson family are positive in their outlook and confident, as is George, that he will continue to live a vibrant life and contribute to the full. After spending 37 days in a South African hospital and a further five weeks in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, George was then rehabilitated in the Princess Royal Spinal Unit in Sheffield. He returned home in the summer of 2016 and returned to Stamford school in September to finish his final A level year.

2015: First Touch

This wonderful charity supports premature and sick babies at the Neo Natal Unit at St George's Hospital in Tooting, London. A cause very close to our hearts. First Touch was set up in 1998 to support the babies, families and staff on the Neonatal Unit at St George's Hospital. They are the only charity dedicated to the NNU at St George's and the money raised goes directly to fund equipment and projects to improve outcomes for the babies and their families.

2014: Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True Charity

Sophie Allport was delighted and very honoured to be involved with this wonderful charity - Dreams Come True. An inspiring organisation that helps bring happiness and joy to terminally and seriously ill children. It is a national children's charity which has delivered over five thousand dreams to children and their families in the last 25 years.

Dreams Come True launched an annual Dream Tea in 2013 to celebrate midsummer and to raise as much money as possible. They encouraged people across the nation to get together, stop for tea, bake a cake and help make some children's dreams come true. Sophie designed an exclusive 'Butterfly' mug that was sold in aid of the charity and with the help of celebrity baker Miranda Gore Brown, it proved a successful event that will become an annual fundraising opportunity that anyone can get involved in. We would encourage everyone to organise their own Tea Party every year and raise money for this brilliant cause!