Business: Chadwell Heath jeweller donates products to young cancer patients
PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 September 2014
An online jeweller is using her celebrity clientele and custom jewellery to help bring smiles to young people.
Emma Thompson, of Chadwell Heath, has been made a patron of the charity Edgar’s Gift after the 25-year-old started to donate jewellery and use her celebrity contacts to try and uplift the young people.
Emma, who owns Gemz By Emz, is supporting the charity by helping put together gift boxes of jewellery for the young men and women who use the charity.
Edgar’s Gift provides support to people with cancer between the ages of 18 and 30.
The Gemz By Emz owner, who started the company after getting bored of high street jewellery, sells her unique pieces to the likes of TV presenter Sian Lloyd, Emmerdale actor Lisa Riley and EastEnders actor Danniella Westbrook.
Emma said: “I was quite honoured to be made a patron to be honest – it’s such a great cause.”
The idea is inspired by gift boxes filled with toys which are given to children fighting cancer. The jewellery gift box idea is designed as something that young adults can enjoy.
Emma said of the charity: “They started talking to me about my jewellery and they asked if I could help them out – they’ve only been going for four years and I really liked the idea behind what they do.”
She added: “I have always donated to charities and I just wanted another way to give something back to people who need it most.”
The jewellery-making philanthropist, who is planning to offer jewellery making classes to children, is also working with charities The Alzheimer’s Society, Crisis, Help for Heroes, Make a Wish and Cancer Research UK.
Emma said of her jewellery: “I used to find my jewellery used to breae quite easily, so I started to make my own and the jewellery I make isn’t like regular jewellery either – I like to create very unique pieces.”
Visit edgarsgift.org.uk/donate to donate.
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