Monday 22nd September 2014
Mac Voice, the magazine for Macmillan professionals: Autumn 2014
Working with women affected by breast cancer since 2006 to develop a post-surgery lingerie offering
Marks and Spencer (M&S) and Breakthrough Breast Cancer
have developed a range that is affordable and suitable to wear after breast surgery. It is designed with an understanding of the different needs that women have depending on the type of surgery or treatment they have received. The full range can be found online at the M&S website
and in selected M&S stores. In all M&S stores with a lingerie department, fitters are trained to fit and support women affected by breast cancer.
Emily Holt, 34, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and had a mastectomy, is now a model for the M&S post-surgery range. ‘I think it’s a great thing for other women to see that you can still look great in lingerie after having a mastectomy,’ says Emily. ‘If anything, it makes you more beautiful for what you have been through.’
Katrina Stephenson is a bra-fitter for M&S who has fitted customers with breast cancer. ‘It amazes me how brave these women are, and how young some of them are,’ says Katrina. ‘Some are a bit nervous and you can see they are a bit teary-eyed, but I find it quite remarkable how some are able to be so matter-of-fact about it.’
M&S is one of Macmillan’s long-term corporate partners and has raised more than £2.7 million in funds for Macmillan. This year also sees M&S continue as headline sponsor for Macmillan’s flagship fundraising event, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
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