This Christmas Marloe London is donating seventy luxurious scarf blankets to cancer patients at The Royal Marsden Hospital in collaboration with Gail’s Bakery, who are giving mince pies to the hospital nurses.
The Marloe was originally designed for stylish mothers and babies as an essential accessory – it is as much a scarf and a shawl as a baby blanket or a buggy shade. Each Marloe is generously sized (1.4×1.4m), hand-dyed and embroidered in Britain, and created from a bespoke blend of organic cotton and bamboo.
Marina and Chloe were surprised and moved by a number of customers telling them that Marloes had been given to close friends and relatives with cancer to be used as a light, warm and beautiful shawl or blanket during treatment.
As Marina says:
“On receiving this touching feedback, we instantly knew what we wanted to do with our surplus stock. We both know loved ones who have been wonderfully cared for at the hospital and we are a London business close to The Royal Marsden. We have backgrounds in the not-for-profit space – I am a trustee of a small charity and previously worked for a grant- making trust, and Chloe worked in development for The Royal Academy of Arts. We are committed to finding ways that Marloe London can support charity, and this feels like the perfect opportunity, and one that is inspired by our customers.”
“The special blend of organic cotton and bamboo makes a Marloe the perfect ‘wellness’ blanket. Bamboo is renowned for being great for sensitive skin as it is super soft, anti- bacterial, UV protective and thermo-regulating. “
The seventy gift-wrapped Marloes muslin blankets in various colour-ways are being gifted to the Royal Marsden, Chelsea, in December and will be distributed across as many wards as possible. And not forgetting the nurses who work tirelessly with their patients, we hope that the mince pies will help keep spirits (and energy levels) high.
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