2017: Alzheimer's disease
Sophie Allport is delighted to support The Alzheimer's Society. A cause close to many of our hearts. 10% of the sales of all our 'English Country Garden' mugs will be donated to the Azheimer's Society in 2017. There are a number of other initiatives including a Sophie Allport 'Ben Nevis' challenge and various sale events throughout the year.
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.
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
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!