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Our Charity Collaborations

At Alex Monroe we are proud and honoured to have partnered with some incredible charities over the past years, using our jewellery and the strength of our community to raise awareness and much-needed funds for a spectrum of worthwhile causes! From Great Ormond Hospital and Breast Cancer Haven to our environmental campaigning on ocean plastic pollution and the need for increased tree cover with Friends of the Earth, scroll down to find out more about the organisations we have worked and are working with, and how you can get involved!


The Kassandra Lauren Gordon Fund

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, the Kassandra Lauren Gordon Fund is a hardship fund for black jewellers in the UK. Established by Kassandra Lauren Gordon, a fine specialist jeweller and founder of The Black Jewellers Network in collaboration with Goldsmiths Company Charity, the fund will provide  21 bursaries of £1000 to black jewellers in support of their jewellery practise. Alex was honoured to be chosen by Kassandra as a judge of the KLG fund, and we donated our signature bumblebee necklace to an auction raising sponsorship for this vitally important cause.

In our commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement, Alex has been working closely with the Goldsmiths Company and other influential bodies in the UK Jewellery Industry to push the conversation on systemic racism and use our privilege of experience and position within the jewellery industry to take action against discrimination.

Find our more about the Kassandra Lauren Gordon Fund here.


Mind Charity

In the height of the 2020 coronavirus crisis we were delighted to be able to launch our very first design competition, ‘Designs For Hope'.  We asked our community to design a piece of Alex Monroe Jewellery, inspired by their personal notions of hope, optimism and resilience, in what has been an incredibly challenging time for so many.  The 6 chosen ideas are currently the hands of Alex and our Design team, who are busy crafting away in our workshop to bring this special, limited edition collection to life.

Proceeds from the upcoming ‘Designs for Hope’ collection will be supporting Mind Charity - an incredible and lifesaving organisation for better mental health. Campaigning to knock down stigmas, improve services and promote understanding so that anyone facing mental health difficulties gets the support and respect they deserve.

Find out more about Mind charity here.


 

Raised: £11,645

Friends of the Earth
Raised: £11,645

Since 2018 we have been a charity partner of leading environmental organisation, Friends of the Earth, supporting a variety of their campaigns through our nature-inspired and sustainably-made jewellery.

We are known for our signature bumblebee necklace - the celebration of an incredible creature vital to human survival, which is increasingly under threat from a lack of environmental protection. In the summer of 2018, we gave away a free Bee Saver kit with every purchase from our Beehive collection, containing all the resources for our community to support and sustain their neighbourhood bees.  This additionally drew attention and support to Friends of the Earth’s Save the Bees campaign.

In 2019 we launched Oceans - a collection of jewellery born from environmental concerns regarding the high levels of plastic pollution in our waters across the globe. Celebrating the beauty and majesty that dwells within our planet’s oceans, £10 from every piece of Oceans sold was donated to Friends of the Earth in support of their Drastic on Plastic campaign until August 2019. Thanks to the support of our incredible customers, our final donation total was £8000 for this campaign.

In 2020, our Bespoke team imagined and handmade an extra special One of a Kind 18ct gold ring set with a forest green, trillion-cut ethical sapphire. £2045 from the sale of this ring was donated in support of Friends of the Earth’s Trees campaign, working to double the UK’s tree cover by 2045, as a barrier against rising levels of CO2 contributing to climate change.

Find out more about Friends of the Earth here.


Raised: £2,430

Spotlight Sales
Raised: £2,430

Between May and June 2020, we conducted three ‘Spotlight Sales’, supporting a number of small charities supporting vulnerable groups during the coronavirus crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement.  £10 from each piece was donated to Campaign to End Loneliness, Women’s Aid and the Stephen Lawrence Trust. 

Find out more about Campaign to End Loneliness, Women’s Aid and the Stephen Lawrence Trust.


Raised: £3,120

WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation
Raised: £3,120

The natural world means everything to Alex and our team, and we were devastated by the impact of the Australian Bushfires.  In support of the urgent work still being undertaken to help and rehabilitate Australia's native wildlife, £65 from every Cockatoo Necklace sold since January 2020 until July 2020 has been donated to WIRES - The New South Wales Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service.  Amongst it’s unique, indigenous wildlife, Australia is home to over 14 species of Cockatoo. These funds will help to ensure Australia's unique and precious wildlife has a future in the wild. 

Find out more about WIRES Animal Rescue here.


 

Raised: £22,786

Great Ormond Street Hospital
Raised: £22,786

For Christmas 2018 and 2019, we have partnered with Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital (GOSH)  tin support of their groundbreaking work in the treatment of sick children across the world.

For Christmas 2018, we donated £30 from the sale of every Floral Alphabet Necklace. During this time our Floral Alphabet featured the optional addition of a blue topaz teardrop briolette, inspired by the teardrop in the Charity's iconic logo.

For Christmas 2019, we donated £30 from every sale of ‘Peter Pan’ - a whimsical capsule collection inspired by the ‘boy who never grew up’ and his magical land of dreams and adventures.  Peter Pan acts as both a mascot and symbol of the hospital, since it’s creator J.M Barry donated the full rights to GOSH in 1929.

Find out more about Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity here.


 

Raised: £3,448

Fight For Sight
Raised: £3,448

Fight for Sight is a charity close to Alex’s heart, and he and our team at Alex Monroe HQ have taken part in many physical challenges over the past decade to support them – from a series of half marathons, to Alex cycling 874 miles across the length of the United Kingdom from John O’ Groats to Lands End in 2010.  Proceeds from the sale of our Woodland Trunkshow in February 2020, was donated in support of this important cause.

Find out more about Fight for Sight here.


 

Raised: £5,505

Breast Cancer Haven
Raised: £5,505

Since 2015, £30 from every sale of our Haven Tree Necklace has been donated to Breast Cancer Haven – a charity providing vital emotional support for women diagnosed with breast cancer. This necklace is an interpretation of the charity’s tree logo, symbolising the cycles of life, hope and new beginnings.

Find out more about Breast Cancer Haven here.


 

Raised: £8,865

RSPB
Raised: £8,865

Alex was delighted to be approached by the RSPB to create a capsule collection of creatures with conservation status, in support of the RSPB’s environmental efforts to protect UK birds and wildlife. Including our Harvest mouse brooch and Wading Curlew necklace, since 2016 a donation of £35 has be made to the RSPB for every piece sold.

Find out more about the RSPB here.

 

Raised: £1,350

Shooting Star Children's Hopsices

2016 saw the 30th anniversary of Alex Monroe.  In celebration, Alex made a miniature sterling silver cake with 22ct gold plated frosting, which was sliced into 6 Limited Edition Cake Slice necklaces.  Our amazing community bid for a slice of Alex’s 30th birthday cake, with the highest bid of £1350 being donated to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices - a leading children’s hospice charity supporting over 700 children, and their families, throughout Surrey and across 15 boroughs of London. This charity was chosen by our good friend, DJ and radio presenter Jo Whiley and we were delighted we could contribute to their fundraising efforts.

Find out more about Shooting Stars Children’s Hospices here.

 

Raised: £2,020

British Beekeepers Association

Burt’s Bees and Alex Monroe joined forces in 2011 to  raise money for the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA).  Alex and our team designed and handmade the Burt’s Bee’s Honeybee and Flower Necklace with £30 from every necklace donated to the British Beekeepers Association.  This was sold through the Burt’s Bees website.

Find out more about the British Beekeepers Association here.

 

Raised: £2,020

British Beekeepers Association

Burt’s Bees and Alex Monroe joined forces in 2011 to  raise money for the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA).  Alex and our team designed and handmade the Burt’s Bee’s Honeybee and Flower Necklace with £30 from every necklace donated to the British Beekeepers Association.  This was sold through the Burt’s Bees website.

Find out more about the British Beekeepers Association here.