Bromborough based clothing company ‘Oh Polly’ has been announced as the main sponsor for a special wellbeing weekend which is taking place at Woodside Ferry Village over the upcoming Bank Holiday.
The global fashion house has pledged their support as part of their ongoing relationship with local suicide prevention charity, The Martin Gallier Project, who are hosting a fundraising wellbeing walk as part of the event.
Oh Polly, which was founded by passionate charity campaigners Claire Henderson and Mike Branney back in 2015, is a brand famed for its philanthropic initiatives having raised over £500k for the company’s Brannerson Foundation which supports children in the poorest areas of Cambodia.
Now, one of the fastest growing online fashion brands in the world and a real influencer favourite, the ethically sourced Oh Polly collections have been worn by some of the world’s most famous fashionistas including Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Hailey Bieber Molly-Mea, and more recently the current Love Island cast.
The weekend, which has been designed to highlight the importance of wellbeing and self-care will take place from Friday 27 – Sunday 29 August at the Independent Wirral Market at Woodside. Organisers have filled a section of the market with wellbeing focussed traders and The Martin Gallier Project Family Wellbeing Walk will start from the market hub at 12 noon. The 6,520 foot long walk represents the number of suicide interventions that The Martin Gallier Project have completed since inception in 2019.
Oh Polly’s Finance Director Steve Brown said, “We have been working with Jessica Gallier and the team from The Martin Gallier Project for a number of months on a range of wellbeing initiatives for our team here at our Bromorough HQ. It seemed an obvious next step to support the wellbeing walk and we are delighted to be sponsoring the initiative.”
Founded by Jessica Gallier in the wake of her father’s tragic suicide in 2017. The Martin Gallier Project is the only suicide intervention, prevention and postvention service in the North West of England. A team of dedicated Suicide Intervention Workers provide crisis support through immediate suicide interventions on the high street with no barriers to access or waiting lists, thus reducing the need for clinical interventions and hospital admissions.
For more information about the Wellbeing Weekend or to sign up for the Charity Walk please visit: https://www.themartingallierproject.org/wellbeing-walk
Image: L-R Paul Robertson – Martin Gallier Project, Samantha & Emily – Oh Polly, Jaime Stanton – Woodside Ferry Village, Jessica Gallier – Martin Gallier Project