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‘I was diagnosed during lockdown’ – Cara’s Story

Cara first got in touch with us after being diagnosed with breast cancer just as lockdown had begun, after noticing a lump in one of her breasts. We had a chat to Cara about her experience and the realities of breast cancer during Covid. 

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‘I was diagnosed during lockdown’ – Cara’s Story

17 September 2020

Cara first got in touch with us after being diagnosed with breast cancer just as lockdown had begun, after noticing a lump in one of her breasts. We had a chat to Cara about her experience and the realities of breast cancer during Covid. 

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‘Don’t be afraid to get checked out’ – Sara’s Story

18 August 2020

Sara contacted her GP during lockdown after finding a lump when checking her boobs. She encourages anyone who notices a change to do the same.

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I found a lump whilst I was pregnant – Lizzi’s Story

06 August 2020

Lizzi got in contact with us after finding a lump whilst she was pregnant. Knowing it wasn’t normal for her, she asked to be seen by the doctor and was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 29. This is her story.

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The ‘C-Weed’ – Ellie’s Story

31 July 2020

Ellie was 28 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After being prompted by a CoppaFeel! Instagram post, Ellie checked her boobs to find something that wasn’t normal for her. She spoke to us about her story and finding the positive in her experience.

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The New Normal

29 July 2020

Times may be changing quickly, but we’re here to help you adapt. Think of us as an online agony aunt with a very unique specialism in covid and cancer, and some friends in high places (also known as the Medical Advisory Group) who’re on hand to help you at any time.

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Advice from Dr. Vickki

29 July 2020

Dr Victoria Harmer is a Macmillan breast care Consultant nurse at Imperial College NHS Trust. She manages 9 nurse specialists and is heavily involved in service delivery and improvement for both the screening and symptomatic breast services.

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Advice from an Ex-Practice Nurse

29 July 2020

Sandra trained as an RGN in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in North Wales, later specialising in Women’s Health at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital and working on gynae/oncology ward at UCH before moving back to North Wales to become a practice nurse.

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Advice from a Surgical Doctor

29 July 2020

Adam is a senior surgical doctor based on the South Coast, training to be a breast cancer surgeon with an interest in reconstructive breast surgery. He is passionate about empowering patients with knowledge and confidence to make the right choices for them.

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“Breast cancer is still so taboo for young people” – Tapi

23 July 2020

Tapi is a 21 year old student at the University of Edinburgh, where she studies Chemical Engineering. Having lost her mum to Breast Cancer in 2018, she’s passionate about breaking the taboos around breast cancer. This is her story.

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“I’m the youngest person at the breast clinic” – Mary

16 July 2020

Mary got in contact with CoppaFeel! after being diagnosed with breast cancer during lockdown, at the age of 27. She spoke to us about being diagnosed during a pandemic, facing fertility fears and finding a community online.

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“A lot of trans men feel dysphoric about their chest” – Theo

29 June 2020

In 2019, Theo starred in CoppaFeel!’s campaign Grab Life By The Boobs. Theo spoke to us about what it means to check your chest when doing so can trigger dysphoria, and why getting to know your body is all part of the process of transition.

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‘You really do have the power’ – Jess’ Story

01 June 2020

Jess took part in the Grab Life By the Boobs campaign after one of her friends passed away due to breast cancer. Jess is passionate about educating people about the boob-checking message and empowering them to be in control of their bodies. This is her story.

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Night In With Perrie Edwards And The Boob Crew

22 May 2020

What’s better than a Friday night in chatting about boobs?.. A night in with a superstar, author, presenter and Boob HQ founder chatting about boobs!

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Join our Sofa Series for the Greg Games

15 May 2020

As a proud patron of CoppaFeel!, Greg has gone above and beyond over the years. This week he will be pinning on his #TeamBoobs badge for an evening of Sofa Series fun!

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Sofa Series Week 2

07 May 2020

Last week Boob HQ made the big reveal of CoppaFeel! Sofa Series. So this week we’re letting you know what’s in store for the next 7 days!

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Stephanie – Boob Bot helped me find a lump

04 May 2020

Stephanie got in touch with CoppaFeel! in February 2020, after she used our Boob Bot to check herself, and noticed a change in one of her breasts. We spoke to her about getting to know her normal and finding the confidence to get her lump checked out. 

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Carrie Fletcher’s Disney Quiz

01 May 2020

Carrie has been an ambassador for CoppaFeel! for quite a few years now, helping us in spreading the boob and pec checking message. She has been busy behind the scenes hatching an exciting plan, which we’re finally ready to reveal to the world…

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Emily – because of CoppaFeel! I knew this wasn’t normal

29 April 2020

After following CoppaFeel! on social media, Emily started checking her boobs, and in the autumn of 2019, aged 34, she noticed a lump, which would eventually be diagnosed as breast cancer. We spoke to Emily about her experience.

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Why contacting your GP is still important

29 April 2020

A recent survey suggests many people are not visiting their GP despite experiencing symptoms. We’re here to reassure you that getting it checked out and contacting your GP is still the best thing to do is you notice a worrying change in your boobs or pecs!

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BREAKING BOOB NEWS: We’ve been Tickled Pink!

27 April 2020

We are so, SO excited to reveal the news that we are Asda Tickled Pink’s newest campaign partner, joining the awesome folk at Breast Cancer Now. Find out more about our exciting plans here!

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The 2.6 Challenge

24 April 2020

Join the rest of the nation for the 2.6 challenge and help raise vital funs for CoppaFeel! Whether it’s running around your balcony for 2.6 miles, doing 26 minutes of yoga or flipping 26 pancakes. Register your activity and get involved!

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A night in with ‘Abandoman’

16 April 2020

Has lockdown got your Saturday nights feeling bleak? Well look no further than Ireland’s finest hip hop musical comedian, Rob Broderick, a.k.a. Abandoman! Rob will be taking to Instagram live this Saturday for an interactive performance, with proceeds going to CoppaFeel!

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Screen ‘Kris: Dying To Live’

10 April 2020

Back in 2014 the BBC put together a documentary about our founder Kris – Kris: Dying to Live. This weekend marks the whopping 6 year anniversary of it’s first airing! So if you want to see what the Boob Chief got up to before her days of bundt baking and Tik Tok making, get watching!

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Formal Fridays

03 April 2020

Say hello to Formal Fridays! The antithesis to dress-down Fridays, this is your call to get your glad-rags on and wow your colleagues / flatmates / postman with your sartorial skills. So take off that dressing gown, put in some jazzy earrings and help raise funds to support our work.

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Social-Distance-Season™

01 April 2020

A couple of weeks into lockdown and we bet you’re now a pro at those group conference calls and living room workouts. If you’ve binge-watched your way through every series and exhausted all possible craft activities, we’ve got your back.

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Get Involved At Home

20 March 2020

We know times are tough at the moment, and that lots of us will be adjusting to the financial and social implications of Coronavirus. Despite all the uncertainty, we’re doing our best to stay positive, proactive and to do what we do best…spread boob love!

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Boob HQ’s response: COVID-19

13 March 2020

We exist to encourage people to be proactive about their health, so in light of the recent developments with Coronavirus and to ensure we continue to live out our mantra, we’re adapting our ways of working to allow our community to look after themselves.

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Bye Bye Boob Cube!

12 March 2020

What happens when you have an inflatable boob cube that you can no longer use? You turn it into a bunch of festival gear, that’s what. Find out how the genius bunch at Wyatt and Jack made it happen.

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Meet The Women Grabbing Life

04 March 2020

To celebrate International Women’s Day we put the call out for talented illustrators and artists to help us design a limited-edition range of sustainably made t-shirts and tote bags, and these are the winning women.

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Scribbler Cards

30 January 2020

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
It’s time to GET NAKED,
(Scribbler told you to)

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Avon, we can’t thank you enough!

22 January 2020

In this past year Avon have raised a phenomenal £234,020, supported our Boobettes and Education programmes, brought Casa CoppaFeel! to life AND brought this glittery Boob Clutch into the world. Legends.

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Introducing Re-Fashion

04 December 2019

With the festive season in full swing, it’s easy to get wrapped up in spending, sales and buying presents. Well, to satisfy your charitable heart, we’ve teamed up with Re-Fashion for an easy, yet brilliant way to give back.

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We’ve launched our School Packs!

28 November 2019

Knowing your boobs could save your life and we can’t think of a better reason to empower young people to get to know what’s normal for their body. It’s why we’ve created our brand new school pack to help teachers educate their students about breast cancer.

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Meet Boob Bot

27 November 2019

When it comes to boob-checking, we know there’s lots of information out there and it can sometimes be confusing to know your A’s from your boob-B’s. But knowing what’s normal for your body could save your life. So whether you’re a guy, gal or non-binary pal, Boob Bot is here to show you how it’s done.

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Sponsor a Boob Costume

27 November 2019

This festive season, we’re asking you to donate £12 to give the gift of a Boob Suit. Not only will you be the proud owner of a Boob Costume birth certificate, you’ll be helping to raise funds, the occasional eyebrow, and awareness of breast cancer in young people. 

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Guys, get clued up on male breast cancer!

04 November 2019

It’s a common misconception that breast cancer only affects women, but around 400 men will be diagnosed each year in the UK. So we’ve collaborated with graphic designer Eleanor Smith to make sure men aren’t being excluded from the pec-check conversation.

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Why we’re not sure we can top Festifeel 10

23 October 2019

Two weeks on and we have just about recovered from Festifeel – celebrating our tenth birthday as only we know how, with the most joy-filled boob-adorned Festifeel of all time! If you joined us at Festifeel 10, we hope you loved it as much as we did, and left with some pretty special memories (and a birthday hat, obvs). Here are some of our highlights.

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We want you to Grab Life

29 July 2019

…and your boobs, pecs or chest. Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women in their fifties, so we’ve launched a new campaign to encourage you to grab on and check regularly.

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“Early detection is so important” – Heidi’s Story

22 July 2019

Heidi was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 and became involved in the Grab Life By The Boobs campaign as she wanted to encourage other people to get to know their normal and be aware of any changes. Heidi spoke to us about her experience and life after breast cancer.

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10 years of CoppaFeel!

05 April 2019

This year marks CoppaFeel!’s 10th Birthday and a decade of reminding the UK to get to know their boobs. In celebration our Patrons Greg James and Dermot O Leary hosted an intimate supper-club at the beautiful Sessions House.

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Meet The Illustrators

23 March 2019

Earlier this month we launched a limited edition t-shirt collection in celebration of International Women’s Day and our feel yourself philosophy. We were stoked to collaborate with ten awesome illustrators and the folk at Print Social to bring you a collection worth breaking the bank for. We spoke to this bunch of Boob Champs about why they got involved.

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Avon, we ? ya

04 December 2018

It’s been just over a year since we started working with today’s Boob Champs, and in that time the team at Avon have gone above and beyond in the name of norks. So today we want to say a great big thank you.

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Please don’t give us any money

19 November 2018

Ok, so our charity couldn’t exist without your donations. And yes, every penny you raise or donate will help us educate more young people to prevent late detection of breast cancer. Sure, we know that has the power to change lives in amazing ways. But we’re politely asking that you don’t give us any money today.

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Festifeel 2018: you were EPIC!

10 October 2018

A week on and we have just about recovered from Festifeel. If you came, saw and partied, you’ll know it was a monumentally epic occasion and we couldn’t be happier with how it went down. Here are some of our highlights.

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The A-Z of Boob

05 September 2018

September’s got us in the mood for school. But we’re not talking about getting to know your times tables, we’re here to get you clued up on all things boobs. It’s as easy as…. well, you know the rest.

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Meet the Education Advisory Group

30 August 2018

It’s been a few (read: at least four) years since our team were headed back to school, but when September rolls around it’s pretty likely we’ll still be getting ourselves some new stationary, a backpack or a shiny new pair of shoes, for nostalgia’s sake. This year we’ve gone one step further and bagged ourselves a whole new educational board.

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Boom Cycle

25 June 2018

Today’s Boob Champions like bikes almost as much as we like boobs. We spoke to Hilary Rowland,  Creative Director of Boom Cycle, about why they’ve chosen to get sweaty to support our charity.

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Callie – Being a UBT leader is the best job in the world!

17 May 2018

For the last year Callie has been heading up the Uni Boob Team at Cardiff university, and it’s fair to say she’s smashed it. We spoke to her about balancing the boob team with third year uni life, and why she’s not looked back once.

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MAAREE

03 May 2018

Our #BraHijack reminder labels have been gracing lingerie since 2013, when we first started asking the great-and-good of the underwear world to help us get the bra-wearing public of Britain checking their boobs. Since then we’ve been lucky enough to partner with some awesome brands, including Today’s Boob Champions, MAAREE.

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Sandra – a very special nurse

03 May 2018

We usually celebrate our boob champs on a Tuesday, but today we’re breaking with tradition because it’s Nurses Day and we have a very special person to thank: meet Sandra!

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Derek

16 April 2018

Long-time CoppaFeel! supporters will probably have seen today’s Boob Champion, camera in hand, at many a Boob Team event.

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Simon – helping patients get to know their boobs

04 April 2018

Today’s Boob Champion is the creator of the nationally recognised Breast Care Centre (based at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital) and someone passionate about reducing anxiety about breast concerns and encouraging people to get to know what’s normal for their bodies.

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Tracey – I thought I was too young for breast cancer

03 April 2018

Someone asked me whether I would go back and change what happened to me, if i could. The truth is, I wouldn’t. I wish I could change the outcome of my treatment, but my diagnosis has made me a better person and working with CoppaFeel! has given me a positive focus.

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Latest Boob Champs

28 March 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day, today’s Boob Champs threw the party of all parties. We spoke to Ruth and Nic (aka. Four TIT) about making music, talking boobs and coming up with the best name ever. 

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Jimmy – losing Laura inspired me to get my jog on

15 March 2018

Today’s Boob Champion doesn’t know how to do things by halves. It’s a sentiment he shares with his friend Laura, our long-time Boobette and fundraising dynamo, who died last year after living with secondary breast cancer. Having experienced Laura’s dedication to the boob-loving cause first hand, Jimmy was determined to do something EPIC to continue her legacy.

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Holly – Why I started a Uni Boob Team

09 March 2018

Today’s Boob Champion is being recognised for her outstanding contribution to boobs. Not content with taking on 13.1miles in the name of norks, Holly’s also been lending a hand at Boob HQ. We spoke to her about why she’s so committed to spreading the boob word.

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Jo – marking the end of chemo with a (Fabulous) Challenge

27 February 2018

Less than a year after finishing chemotherapy, Jo trekked across Oman for our charity, raising more than £4000 to support our work. She talks to us about taking on a gruelling challenge in the name of boobs and why she’d do it all again tomorrow if she had the chance!

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Kris & Maren – why CoppaFeel! had to exist

16 February 2018

On the 19th of February 2009, a 23 year old Kris was diagnosed with breast cancer. Three months later she and her sister Maren set up our charity. Today marks nine years since Kris’ diagnosis and a lot has happened in that time. So we thought we’d speak to the people who started it all about the highs, lows and “never again’s” of the last nine years.

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Goldsmiths Glitter-ganza

15 February 2018

Earlier this year Goldsmiths Uni Boob Team pulled out all the stops to host the party of all parties, a glitter-ganza in aid of CoppaFeel! We spoke to Emmie, their team leader, about getting involved with the charity and how to throw an epic party. All photos by Roser Jorba Soler

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Aimi – dealing with genetic breast cancer

08 February 2018

Today’s Boob Champion is our Boobette Aimi. Aimi carries the faulty BRAC1 gene and has been an ambassador for our charity since 2014. She tells us about preventative surgery, her tartan boob called Fred and what motivated her to walk 25 miles to raise funds for our charity.

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Shae: Life as a Uni Boob Team Leader

05 February 2018

Today’s Boob Champion is Shae, art student and Uni Boob Team leader. We spoke to her about student campaigning, boob based exhibitions and opening her own Etsy shop.

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Rachel: Living with Secondary Breast Cancer

31 January 2018

To mark World Cancer Day we spoke to our Boobette Rachel about living with cancer and being a CoppaFeel! ambassador.

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Latest Boob Champion

30 January 2018

How do the words “twelve hours” and “exercise” make you feel? Scared? Today’s #BoobChampions are here to change that – meet the team at Sisle.

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From Campus Ambassador to CoppaFeel! HQ: Meet Phoebe

26 January 2018

We spoke to our newest team member about her time as a student ambassador, life as Boob HQ intern and her new role at CoppaFeel! Towers.

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Meet a Uni Boob Team Leader

16 January 2018

Chloe has been a Uni Boob Team volunteer for our charity for the last two years, and has spent the last 6 months heading up the Liverpool Uni Boob Team. We spoke to her about her experience of being a student brand ambassador and what it means to talk boobs on campus.

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Latest Boob Champions: Redrow Homes

16 January 2018

Today’s Boob Champions are the awesome team at Redrow Homes. Last year they booked a talk with our Boobette Becky and learnt all about what it’s like to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age, and why early detection is so key to surviving this disease.

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Courtney Braves the Shave

08 January 2018

As a founding member of our Robert Gordon Uni Boob Team and all round boob-checking devotee, Courtney decided to go the extra mile to raise funds to support our work.

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Latest Boob Champion

02 January 2018

Today’s Boob Champion is somebody we have a whole lot of love for. Meet Emily. Not content with running the Brighton Marathon in our name and volunteering her time at our events, when Emily got married last year she asked her wedding guests to donate to CoppaFeel!

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Latest Boob Champions

21 December 2017

Helen lives with stage four breast cancer, and while her cancer is incurable, she wanted to remind everyone that she’s still very much here. So much so that in February this year she celebrated her birthday with the genius theme “55 and still alive”.

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Latest Boob Champions

19 December 2017

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Latest Boob Champions

12 December 2017

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a boob. And if you dodge a boob, you’re probably today’s Boob Champion…. meet the Sutton Bonnington Boob Ball squad.

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Latest Boob Champions

05 December 2017

Tit’s the season to be jolly, or, you know, make wreaths and chat boobs, which is a message Caroline & Fiona fully subscribe to! Back in 2009, Caroline’s daughter Jenny found a lump in her boob. After being dismissed by her doctor, Jenny returned to the practice with a copy of her mum’s issue of Good Housekeeping, which featured the story of our founder Kris.

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Belinda’s First Boob Tour

29 November 2017

For our seventh Festival tour, we dusted off our wellies, donned the macs and took our brand new Boobmobile on a Summer of Festival Boob Lovin’ at some of the UK’s biggest and best festivals.

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Latest Boob Champion

28 November 2017

This is Malcolm. When Boob HQ put out the fundraising materials mayday, Malcolm stepped up in spectacular fashion.

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Latest Boob Champions

20 November 2017

A bit like our charity, this bunch are small but mighty (in numbers, not stature, FYI). Meet Sam, Laura, Aimi, Rachel, Chantelle and Jen; the lovely ladies who make up The Boobettes’ Scottish contingent.

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Latest Boob Champions!

14 November 2017

This lot endured blisters, boulders and 38 degree heat to trek the Omani desert and raise £219,256 in the name of boobs.  It was no easy feat, but they did it, and we couldn’t be prouder.

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Latest Boob Champion

07 November 2017

A year ago today Chris Jones lost her 26 year old daughter Alex to breast cancer. Today she is trekking across Oman for CoppaFeel!, having raised over £3000 to support our work. We think she’s a legend, this is why…

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Boob Soap has landed

03 November 2017

The lovely folk at CP+B approached us with an idea: the idea was to make boob shaped soaps. Obviously we said “YES PLEASE”. Not only do the soaps serve as a handy reminder to check what’s on your chest, they also raise money to help us put an end to late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer.

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Latest Boob Champions

31 October 2017

Today’s #BoobChamps are the brains, hands & paws* behind #TrustYourTouch, Fold 7, Riff Raff Films and the lovely folk (*and cats) who made it happen.

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Happy birthday to us!

27 October 2017

Here we are, eight years down the line, still banging on about bangers – and for a very good reason. Since the day that we were granted charity status way back in 2009, we’ve been to festivals across the country, brought our message to schools, offices, bras and shower-cubicles, produced some epic campaigns…. and some slightly suspect ones, (we’re talking about you, Bang-babes takeover). It’s fair to say, we’ve learnt a LOT along the way.

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Boob Champs: The Guardians of Festifeel

23 October 2017

Every year we are lucky to have an amazing bunch of people lend their time, skills and creativity to help us make #FESTIFEEL a success, and it’s not an overstatement to say that there’s no way we could do it without them. So today we’re happy to be giving very well deserved boob champions their crown.

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A crisis at Boob Towers

09 October 2017

Last month Boob HQ had a bit of a problem. Whilst we were prepping for the biggest month in the boob calendar and getting ready to launch a new website, the gods of wifi unceremoniously (and without warning) cut us off. Then this lot came to the rescue…

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Boob Champions

26 September 2017

This May the world lost a glittering example of how life should be lived, but it’s fair to say that Laura’s incredible determination, her total inability to say no to a challenge and her immense propensity for fun live on in those who were lucky enough to be around her.

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