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Many of you will know Amy Mattingly fondly. Perhaps from her tremendous creative talent that has helped shaped blubolt, or more recently from her public campaigning to help raise awareness of cancer.
In early 2017, after losing her baby to stillbirth, Amy received the devasting news that she had advanced bowel cancer that had spread to her liver. Initially Amy was told that she would have an operation that would erradicate the cancer and set her on the road to recovery. However, after multiple rounds of chemotherapy, it became apparent that the treatment had failed and the cancer was terminal.
Rather than accepting defeat, Amy used her experience of this horrible disease to incite change and educate the public, with the goal of trying to prevent others going through the same ordeal.
She gained huge following and support by raising awareness through media interviews and publications, sponsored charity walks, her Team Amy social media group, and many other campaigns that are testament to her strength and determination to help others.
In December 2018, Amy's partner, Chris Mattingly (Co-founder of blubolt), chose to write down what he had learned since Amy’s passing in a short book called The Five Pearls. He felt felt he had an important story to tell; not just as a legacy to remember Amy by, but to give hope for those who similarly have lost their loved ones.
You can download his book, The Five Pearls, here.
Today, we remember Amy's creativity and enthusiasm at blubolt in a very special way. As part of our new identity, her flamboyant make-up colours have been incorporated into our "b". We know Amy would have loved this and it's a way for us all to remind ourselves of how special she was to us all.
Inspired by their own rebrand in 2018, we have incorporated their brand colours of yellow and green into our own palette. The colours represent the importance of our partnership and our commitment to try and help make a difference against this disease.Explore our rebrand
"Amy was a constant source of inspiration and energy and gave so much to help others. blubolt is a shining example of doing exactly the same in Amy’s memory and it is this drive and determination which is helping us work towards creating a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer. Every pound raised means that Bowel Cancer UK can do more to stop the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. We are unbelievably grateful for everything blubolt do to help fund our vital research and lifesaving work. Put quite simply, their support means more lives will be saved"
In 2018, Bowel Cancer UK joined with charity Beating Bowel Cancer to become the UK's leading bowel cancer charity. Their mission is simple: to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.
Working with people affected by bowel cancer and the clinical and research community, Bowel Cancer UK campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care across the UK. The challenge is very real and it's only with the help of supporters that change can happpen.LEARN MORE
We'll be doing events such as 'slime a blubolt-er' (TV gameshow-style) and other fun campaigns to attract interest.
Who says 1/2 marathons can't be fun! We'll be getting involved in local Bristol and Bath events and getting fit at the same time!
We'll be hosting a variety of events throughout the year, including BBQs, bake sales, and even a charity ball.
We'll be helping Bowel Cancer UK relaunch their online shop to allow supporters to more easily buy clothing and accessories to help in their fundraising.
A tough obstacle race that saw our team pull together to get everyone around the course.
An elite team of blubolt runners pounded the pavements of Bristol, raising money and their pulses.
Having set up stall in front of our office, we encouraged passing tourists to sample our baking skills!
Our annual team summer social became a fundraiser, and were delighted to welcome Debora Alsina, CEO of Bowel Cancer UK.
A few brave blubolters quite literally took the plunge; an incredible experience for an amazing cause.
A traditional pub quiz pitted our team against each other as they battled for first place - we plan to repeat these regularly!
Another bake-off success on Queen Square with the passers-by and local offices getting to try and tasty treats!
We post regularly on social media about upcoming fundraising activities and you can follow us below!
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