Celebrity Beauty Chat: Frankie Bridge – FeelSuper Campaign For Marie Curie
The Saturdays star and mum of two, Frankie Bridge is once again supporting the Superdrug and P&G FeelSuper Campaign, which hopes to raise at least £200,000 for Marie Curie in 2016.
Tell us about the Feel Super campaign?
The Feel Super is campaign is all about raising funds for the amazing work Marie Curie nurses do. I’ve once again teamed up with P&G and Superdrug and together we’re committed to raising £200,000 for the charity in 2016. This is the second year of the campaign. In 2015 we raised over £200,000, which is helping to fund 10,000 hours of vital support and care for people with terminal illnesses, which is easier to visualise as the equivalent of 10 nurses for a year! This year we want to raise more funds to help even more people living with a terminal illness to get the most they can from life
How can people get involved?
It’s really simple, from 9th March to 5th April this year, each time you buy a selected P&G product including brands such as Olay, Pantene and Oral-B, from Superdrug, your purchase will trigger a donation to Marie Curie. 1 product = 1 donation. This is only available at Superdrug. And after the 6th April, a selection of brands which appear alongside the Marie Curie logo, including Max Factor and Oral-B, will continue to trigger donations, only at Superdrug.
Why did you decide to get involved and support the campaign again?
I decided to get involved with the campaign again because this is a really special charity which I’ve supported for a number of years. The wonderful care and support it provides to people living with terminal illnesses is so important. This initiative is an amazing way to help others just through picking up your everyday essentials.
Is there anything in particular which you like about this campaign?
What I like about the campaign is that it’s so easy to get involved and we’re not asking you to do anything over and above buying your usual everyday P&G essentials – these are products that we all have in our shopping basket like shampoo, toothpaste, moisturiser and razors. Suddenly those little pick me ups like treating yourself to a new shade of lipstick, or even just everyday tasks like stocking up on toothpaste start to feel super because they are helping others too.
When did you first hear about or get involved with Marie Curie?
I first got involved with Marie Curie when I was touring with The Saturdays. I became an ambassador and have been so for nearly 5 years! I have seen first-hand the incredible support that Marie Curie and its nurses provide the terminally ill and those around them.
What else have you done in your 5 years as a Marie Curie ambassador?
As well as supporting the Feel Super campaign last year, The Saturday’s and I had the honour of performing at Marie Curie’s Christmas Carols in the City concert at Southwark Cathedral in 2010, we joined other volunteers to collect in Westfield for their Great Daffodil Appeal and also served as the face for Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party.
The Saturdays, were also invited to the opening of Marie Curie’s Solihull Hospice, alongside HRH Prince Charles. For me, the most amazing thing is just vising the hospices and meeting the incredible staff to see first and how important the care and support they provide is and how appreciative the patients and families are. I’m really proud that the money that will be raised through this campaign will enable them to help so many more people.
Have you visited a hospice/ met a Marie Curie Nurse, and how did you find the experience?
I have met some of the lovely Marie Curie Nurses at the hospice and most recently I met 12 of the Marie Curie nurses on the Feel Super video shoot. They were fresh off of a night shift but had some much positive energy, it was incredible. I’ve met so many people who have been helped by the charity. I’ve found it really moving to hear first-hand how special their nurses are and how important their support can be in tough times. And the biggest thing I’ve learnt is that it is the little things that they do that make the big difference! Simply making a family member a cup of tea or playing a patient their favourite song give those living with terminal illness and their families such an important boost.
You’ve been a supporter of Marie Curie for a number of years now; what would you tell others about why it is important to support Marie Curie?
It’s important to support Marie Curie because it’s a fantastic cause that really makes a difference to people with terminal illnesses and their families. The nurses work night and day, whether it’s providing hands-on care and vital emotional support at home, complimentary therapies at a Marie Curie hospice or simply making a cup of tea for a family member – often it’s the little everyday things the nurses do that are so important.
Marie Curie doesn’t just care for people living with a terminal illness; they also offer support for their families.
How can we find out more about the Feel Super Campaign?
It’s so easy to find out more – just pop into your local Superdrug or visit Superdrug.com/feelsuper. You can also order the full range of Feel Super products on the website – it’s super easy to take part!
What are your ‘must-have’ beauty products you can’t live without?
A good moisturiser is big thing for me. I can’t put makeup on without using a moisturiser first. I love Olay 2 in 1 Hydration – it’s a really great daily facial moisturiser with a radiant glow, it makes your skin look illuminated all day. I also think beauty starts with a great smile and using Oral B Complete Extra White Toothpaste for just 2 weeks is such an easy way to achieve a beautiful, naturally whiter smile.
How do you combat a bad hair day? Any tips?
Since I’ve had longer hair I’ve been using Pantene shampoo and conditioner. Dry shampoo is a necessity! It’s always the quickest solution to a bad hair day. Pantene do a great dry shampoo which is nice and small so fits in your bag easily.
Tell us about your skincare routine
I make sure I take my make up off as soon as possible. It feels so good to give my skin time to breath. I never sleep with it on. I’ll wash my face with a cleanser and tone and moisturize using Olay at least once or twice a day – it makes skincare simple with a day cream your skin loves. I also try to do a face mask once a week.
Finally, What makes you feel super?
For me, spending time with my mums is guaranteed to make me feel super. It is the little things we do together – like popping round of a cup of tea, just getting our nails done together or having a nice family dinner – which are so special. It makes you realize that it’s all the little everyday things Marie Curie do that are so important. Whether it’s providing vital emotional support for someone at home, complementary therapies at a Marie Curie hospice or simply making a cup of tea for a family member, often it’s the little, everyday things Marie Curie Nurses do that are so important.
Frankie Bridge is supporting the FeelSuper Campaign to raise £200,000 for Marie Curie.
From 9th March to 5th April, each time you buy selected P&G products in a Superdrug stores nationwide or at Superdrug.com, including brands such as Max Factor, Olay, Gillette, Pantene, Oral B, Pampers, Tampax, Always, Venus and many more, P&G will make a donation to Marie Curie. One product = One donation.
After the 6th April a selection of products bearing the Marie Curie logo on pack or at shelf will continue to trigger donations to Marie Curie, only in Superdrug stores and at Superdrug.com
For more information visit superdrug.com/feelsuper