Tuesday, 16 August 2011

My hoarder mum and me

Jasmine Harman is known for popping up in sun drenched locations and helping Brits find a perfect property abroad as presenter of 'A Place in the Sun - Home or Away'.

However if you tune in to BBC One at 10:35pm this evening you will see an entirely different side of her life.

Jasmine's mother is a compulsive hoarder and her childhood was spent amongst piles of doll's house furniture, discarded magazines, picture frames and figurines spilling out of boxes.

'My Hoarder Mum and Me' is a fascinating incite into life with Hoarding Disorder. According to the Institute of Psychiatry, 3-5% of the population experience hoarding problems. This is potentially 3 million people in the UK alone.

Jasmine hopes to raise awareness and help others with the disorder. She has also set up a website offering advise to hoarders, their family and friends.

Visit www.helpforhoarders.co.uk to find out more.

Friday, 5 August 2011

The Tree of Life

Robinson Pelham, the London-based fine jeweller (and Golden Goose PR client), is delighted to announce it's first charity collaboration.

Three directors have pulled their creative talents in gemmology and design to help support those with experiences of breast cancer; a cause close the the hearts of women everywhere.

They have created four designs inspired by The Haven's symbol, the Tree of Life.

The Haven is the only national breast cancer charity in the UK offering specialised places where people can go for a free programme of in-depth support to improve their quality of life.

An international emblem of hope, growth and strength, the Tree of Life carries meaning for visitors and women across the globe.

20% of the sale of each pendant will be donated to The Haven helping provide vital support to those with personal experiences of breast cancer, as well as their family and friends.

You can read all about it in the latest issue of Hello! magazine.