Mothercare joins the fight for women's survival

Cancer Research UK

Mothercare has long been synonymous with essential products for mothers-to-be, parents, babies and young children. This year, Mothercare is launching a collection of special pink products into their trusted babycare and feeding range in support of Cancer Research UK’s breast cancer awareness campaign.

The collaboration between Mothercare and Cancer Research UK will raise money to support the charity’s work, raising over £100,000 during an 18 month period. Mothercare will be selling a new, limited-edition pink range, which includes a soft pink multi-purpose pillow, a pink steam steriliser pod, a pink manual breast pump and an assortment of other new mother essentials.*

Cancer Research UK’s new breast cancer awareness campaign, ‘Join the fight for women’s survival’, has been launched to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds for more research into the disease, in October and throughout the year. Breast cancer is the most common women’s cancer in the UK, with more than 45,000 women diagnosed with the disease each year. The good news is, thanks to earlier detection and improved treatment, breast cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by a fifth over the last ten years. Of those women diagnosed with breast cancer today, two-thirds are likely to survive for at least 20 years.

Cancer Research UK’s work to beat breast cancer remains crucial. The charity is the largest single funder of breast cancer research in the UK, spending around £44 million on groundbreaking work into the disease last year.

Jo Ledsham, Divisional Buying Director at Mothercare said: “We’re delighted to be working with Cancer Research UK for the first time this year. ‘Join the fight for women’s survival’ is such an important campaign and I’m sure that our customers will join us in supporting it. In supporting the charity we hope to help more people beat cancer through its important research.”

The pink products will be on sale in Mothercare stores and at www.mothercare.com from July 2009.

For more information please visit www.jointhefight.org.uk or www.mothercare.com

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Notes to Editor

Breast cancer

  • More than 45,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed annually in the UK, and approx 300 cases occur in men
  • For further information on Cancer Research UK’s breast cancer awareness campaign visit www.jointhefight.org.uk
  • For more information about cancer, its risks and treatments, visit www.cancerhelp.org.uk

About Mothercare

* Full pink product range:

  • Mothercare Steam steriliser pod £39.99
  • Mothercare Manual breast pump £21.99
  • Mothercare Multi purpose pillow £24.99
  • Mothercare Muslin squares and burp cloth £14.99
  • Mothercare Breastfeeding cover £14.99
  • Mothercare Breast cooling pads £14.99
  • Mothercare Disposable breast pads- ultra thin, pack of 40 £4.99
  • Mothercare Washable breast pads £4.99
  • Mothercare Nipple shields £3.99

Mothercare is a specialist retailer of products for mothers-to-be, babies and children. Mothercare opened its first store in 1961 in Surrey. Initially the business focused on pushchairs, nursery furniture and maternity clothing, but it subsequently expanded its range to include clothing for children up to the age of eight. 

It now offers a wide range of maternity and children's clothing, furniture and home furnishings, bedding, feeding, bathing, travel equipment and toys through its retail operations in the United Kingdom, and also operates internationally through franchises in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East under the 'Mothercare' brand name.

www.mothercare.com stockist number 08453 30 40 30