OUR COMMITMENTS TO CHARITY

Giving back

Bee and Meg both personally feel a responsibility to give back to society and where we can do that through our endeavours at Meg&Bee we take that opportunity.   As well as participating in a host of charity fairs at Christmas including Trinity Hospice,  Wellbeing of Women and The Daisy Trust,  where we donate a percentage of our takings to the charity,  we also support some charities through our own initiatives.  We have made donations to raffle prizes for Action Medical Research at their fabulous Dine for Davina event as well as the Trinity Hospice Silent Auction and the NSPCC through the 'Electric Ball'.  On Black Friday each year we choose to donate a percentage of our sales from that day to a charity - in 2020 we chose Centrepoint,  in 2021 Dementia UK.  We were thrilled to be able to support both these amazing charities and take a different approach to Black Friday.  

Future Dreams Fundraising bag

Together with Future Dreams Ambassador and broadcaster Gaby Roslin, we designed this exclusive leather bag to raise funds for breast cancer charity Future Dreams.

The support from those who helped us promote the bags to raise funds and awareness about Future Dream was overwhelming . We'd like to thank: Gaby Roslin, Deborah James @bowelbabe, Rosie Nixon, Lisa Faulkner, Nicky Newman @nicknacklou, Faye Ripley, Amanda Byram, Helen Addis @thetittygritty, Kate Thornton, Hannah Martin, Cat Deeley, Hayley Karseras @ladyofthemanor, Vera Ora, Jo Elvin, Julia Bradbury, Jenni Falconer, Charlie Brooks, Gayle Rinkoff, Vickie Neave @inpolife and Jacquie Beltrao.

Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity was founded in 2008 by mother and daughter, Sylvie Henry and Danielle Leslie who were both diagnosed with the disease. Danielle just 35 and a mother to three young children. Tragically, both women lost their lives to the disease within 18 months of each other in 2009. Their dream was to make sure that nobody should ever have to face this illness on their own. 

Future Dreams has raised over a staggering £7.5m during the past 13 years, pledging funds towards the charity’s three divisions: support, awareness and research, focusing on secondary breast cancer.

In September 2021, the charity opened Future Dreams House, the UK’s only complimentary breast cancer support centre offering virtual and in-person support reaching across the UK. The building is within a minute’s walk from King’s Cross Station, a site accessible to patients across the capital and beyond.

To continue to be able to help and support those touched by breast cancer, your help and support is crucial.  For further information on Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity, please visit www.futuredreams.org.uk and to donate please visit www.futuredreams.org.uk/donate.

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NHS Fundraising bags

In the midst of the pandemic in 2021 we created a limited edition Rainbow Bag which we sold in aid of the NHS Covid 19 appeal,  this was so important to us to be able to do something to support our amazing NHS and show our gratitude for everything they have done for us. Thank you so much to all our lovely customers who supported this cause by purchasing the bags, we couldn’t have done it without you!

OUR COMMITMENTS TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Being kind

Meg & Bee works on slow fashion,  ordering small production runs with the intention to sell everything we make.  It is a sustainable way to do business aiming for very little waste of resources and energy, each and every bag we make matters. This means you will see colours come and go and occasionally products may be out of stock. But by being able to respond to demand we can help do our bit to protect the world and its precious resources.   Even as we grow we are aiming to maintain this model,  where every product we make has a purpose and will hopefully find a home. Many other retailers take a very different approach, they work on large volumes of cheap goods,  big discounts and fast turnovers resulting in waste. As a result of this you won’t see huge sales at Meg&Bee although occasionally we run a discount day,  please sign up to our newsletter and follow us on instagram to be notified. We are always looking at ways we can reduce our environmental impact.  We send our bag orders in recyclable cardboard boxes - these can either be reused or popped in the recycling bin.  At the moment we send our charms/strap orders in a bubble wrap envelope,  these are definitely designed to be reused again and again,  so please pass them on and don’t just put them in the bin. Our orders are sent with zero paperwork, everything is communicated by email and for returns,  a downloadable form can be printed off the internet, only for those who need it. We don’t send any physical mail shots preferring to use instagram, emails and our website to communicate with customers. All these factors help keep our environmental footprint as small as possible. And while we may not get it right all the time we are always looking to improve and welcome any feedback.