On Friday 10 September 2021, Bromborough based global fashion company Oh Polly alongside both sister companies, Bo+Tee and Neena Swim, donated 10% of all profits to The Martin Gallier Project. The brands have confirmed the total amount donated was £2,103.97.
The ladies fashionwear company wanted to raise awareness and draw attention to World Suicide Prevention Day. They posted a series of Instagram stories to inform and educate their followers who are mostly aged between 18 and 34. Due to this, the brand felt a responsibility to promote a cause they truly believe in.
The donation from Oh Polly, Bo+Tee and Neena Swim is part of an ongoing relationship with The Martin Gallier Project. Recently, the global fashion house was announced as The Martin Gallier Project’s main sponsor for their ‘well-being weekend’ at Woodside Ferry Village, Birkenhead on 28 and 29 August 2021.
The company also gives a percentage of its profits every month to The Brannerson Foundation, a charity based in Cambodia. The charity was founded by Mike Branney and Claire Henderson, the Managing Director and CEO of Oh Polly, Bo+Tee and Neena Swim. Every purchase made at all brands helps to support a number of children in one of the poorest regions in the world.
About The Martin Gallier Project
The Martin Gallier Project is a New Ferry based charity working to prevent death by suicide, break down stigmas and support families in the North West of England. The charity was set up by founder Jess Gallier in memory of her father Martin, who took his own life in 2017 aged 55. The project was put together to tackle areas that Martin’s family found to be lacking during his journey with mental illness, the missed opportunities to save his life and damaging situations following his death.