As a specialist cancer physiotherapist, it was my great privilege to work with cancer patients in Ireland for many years. I'm so proud to continue supporting cancer patients as a jeweller also, through my partnership with Tanzanian charity TLM.org. TLM is a children’s cancer charity set up in Tanzania by Irish Paediatric Oncologist Dr Trish Scanlan.
Dr Trish, along with her team, has dedicated her career to bringing cancer treatment to children who may otherwise not be treated. I'm fortunate enough to know Dr Trish and be familiar with the outstanding work that the charity carries out. Our partnership means that for every piece you purchase, 10% of the profits are donated to TLM Ireland to help them to combat childhood cancer.
Tanzania has contributed greatly to the jewellery supply chain as a rich source of gemstones and gold. The global jewellery industry historically did not always support their communities and workers. Along with choosing to use recycled gold and carefully source my gemstones, I think it’s important that my pieces give something more back to those who are living in less fortunate circumstances.