Kate was profoundly kind hearted and was very passionate about helping others in any way she could. Through Kate’s journey with cancer, she was always selflessly thinking of others and how she could make somebody else’s life or cancer journey that little better. Knowing all too well the emotional struggle and side effects of cancer treatment, she began giving treatments to other ladies who were going through the same journey, often becoming a friend and a source of inspiration and advice, in turn further inspiring Kate to help others.
Kate’s wish to support others and to raise awareness of cancer, particularly in young people, will continue to live on within her company. Below are some of Kate McIver Skin’s relationships and charitable contributions.
Kate was a huge supporter of breast cancer awareness charity, CoppaFeelPeople, with their aligned vision of raising awareness of breast cancer amongst young people. After Kate’s second diagnosis and the launch of the Original Secret Weapon, whilst continuing to support individuals going through their own treatment, Kate wanted to financially support CoppaFeel on a longer-term basis by generously donating 10% of all sales of her 30ml Secret Weapon Original Serum to this great cause. To date, £11,800.78 has been donated.
Kate McIver Skin continue to have close relationship with CoppaFeelPeople and has very recently been a supporter of their Festifeel event by donating the Secret Weapon Original Serum for their VIP’s and volunteers gift bags.
We have recently changed our pledge and increased the product lines whereby we donated a fixed amount to CoppaFeelPeople. £1 from every 30ml, £0.50 from every Original bottle sold.
Also, we introduce in December an additional charity giving product - 7 Cleansing Cloths and a Muslin bag with a £1 donation from every box sold to the charity, with the message of checking your breasts as often as washing your face.
Cancer Research UK
In the build up to Christmas 2018, celebrating the launch of Secret Weapon Limited Edition, Kate McIver Skin pledged to donate £5 of every bottle of 30ml Secret Weapon Limited Edition sold to Cancer Research UK, raising £4,895 for this vital cause.
In a very emotional and heartfelt day, in memory of Kate’s life, members of the Kate McIver Skin team, friends and family took part in Liverpool’s 10k Race for Life. The day’s runners started at the sound of the bell, proudly rung by Kate’s parents and daughter, Lucia. An incredible £2,200 was raised on the day by the Kate McIver Skin team, friends and family and donations from the sales of Kate McIver products sold on the day.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Kate McIver Skin team wanted to do something extraordinary. Up and down the country people gave their time to a Cancer Warriors with one aim to put a smile on their faces. Facialists, nail technicians, reiki healers, hairdressers so many businesses came together to remember Kate and reach out to their local communities offering some me time to those that have or are still going through Cancer treatment. With over 35 individuals businesses taking part. Our own clinic in Chester provided facials all day long and we teamed up with local businesses in the vicinity to give a full day of services and relaxation. The event was recognised by local paper - Chester Standard
Due to the love of the brand by many celebrities showed their support. The team reached out to some celebrities who have an affection for Kate's skin care products and her inspirational work. Three special ladies helped us to spoiling randomly selected few Cancer Warriors that we took on a trip to remember to London, Trinny Woodall, Gaby Roslin and Lisa Snowdon.
All travelled courtesy of Virgin Trains, First Class arriving to a courtesy Champagne reception at the Montcalm Hotel Marble Arch.
First stop - Trinny Woodall's HQ - Trinny London
Trinny met out Cancer Warriors and they all enjoyed a make up master class with Katie top MUA and came away with a whole range of matched Trinny London make up. Feeling glam and ready for shopping with then left with a spring in our step thanks to the incredible team.
Watch our Cancer Warriors meet Trinny and get a make up master class at Trinny London
Second stop - Gaby Roslins - "Shopping in her John Lewis Wardrobe"
Watch our Cancer Warriors laugh and smile with the infectious Gaby
Third stop - Nicky Clarkes - Mayfair salon for an incredible pamper time and lots of goodies for the team
Fourth stop - MontCalm Hotel Marble Arch - Club Lounge
Final stop - was at the very trendy Aqua Neauva Restaurant part who laid on a tasting dinner for our Cancer Warriors and they guests whilst chatting to Lisa Snowdon, hearing all about her time on This Morning, her modelling days and how she stays so youthful.
International Cancer Charities
It was Kate's desire to make an impact where ever she sold her skin care products. In October this year we had our very first engagement overseas in America with Painted Pink whose mission is to educate every millennial on breast health in the US. We provided all of their guests and volunteers with the Secret Weapon Serum and we are in discussions to provide further support in 2020.