In June, the ten members of the Gynaecological Cancer Fund Fund Committee spread the word about the importance of gynaecological cancer awareness when they were invited to a photoshoot for VANITY FAIR ON TIME at the Clifton Nurseries in London in June 2016.
Our Committee were featured in the magazine’s Philanthropy Portfolio speaking about the Gynaecological Cancer Fund’s current Lady Garden campaign. They talked about how motivated they are to support the cause because many of them have experienced the very painful loss of relatives and close friends to one of the gynaecological cancers.
See below for a short video of the photoshoot and the VANITY FAIR ON TIME article.
Article from VANITY FAIR ON TIME
THE LADY GARDENERS
THE GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER FUND
The Gynaecological Cancer Fund is the 21st-century version of the ladies’ charity lunch, without the twinset and
pearls; instead, there is what founder Mika Simmons calls a “tongue-in-cheek” Lady Garden campaign,
combined with social media nous that maximises the networks of the 10 founders. “Our goal is to make a significant difference to funding and awareness of women’s gynaecological cancers,“ explains co-founder Chloe Delevingne Grant who can rely on superstar sisters Cara and Poppy to spread the word.
For many of the team, motivation came from personal loss. As Clare van Dam, wearing a very special Panthère de Cartier given to her by her mother, explains, “When I lost my mother I was determined to help other women suffering.” Such loss is also a bringer of perspective. “As one gets older, one realises that time is precious and every moment should be savoured,” says Astrid Harbord, who alternates between a navy-blue Bulgari watch and a vintage Seiko that belonged to her father. C.O.
Photograph from left to right: Emily Hambro, Tamara Beckwith Veroni, Astrid Harbord, Kate Percival, Chloe Delevingne Grant, Jenny Halpern Prince, Josephine Daniel, Clare van Dam, Mika Simmons and Bridget Barker, wearing Cartier, De Grisogono, Bulgari, Cartier, Cartier, Chopard, Graff, Cartier, Chopard and Chopard respectively.
Photographed by Frederic Aranda at Clifton Nurseries on June 14th 2016