Adorable Wreaths is supporting AWARE this Christmas
24-year-old entrepreneur Rebecca Martin, from Lisburn started not 1, but 3 businesses during Lockdown; Social Thread Marketing, Bridal Bird NI and Adorable Wreaths. Having experienced mental health illness herself, Rebecca has decided to team up with AWARE and donate 50% of each wreath sale to the charity this Christmas.
Rebecca told us, “I struggle with my mental health and I have for many years now. I’m only beginning to talk about it now, as I feel like I becoming stronger than before. Many people can see my posts on social media, and assume everything is great, and I hope that by speaking out about my experience I can make it clear that although I love social media, it does conceal a lot of reality and can sometimes do more worse than good.
I believe it’s so important for companies to be aware of mental health issues amongst their staff. Employee well-being is so important and some businesses are great at it, but many may not know what their staff are going through. This is why I wanted to raise funds for AWARE.
My anxiety is a part of me, it shapes me, and I’m learning how to manage it and not panic when I get anxious. I do ask that people think about what others may be going through and although you may not have experienced any mental health issues personally, it does not mean they are invalid.”
Lisa Abell-Farrelly, Corporate Relationship Officer at AWARE said, "We are delighted to be receiving Rebecca's incredible support this festive season. It's great to see Rebecca's passion for raising vital funds and awareness of mental health, particularly in the workplace. All funds raised from Rebecca's wreath sales will make a huge difference to those living with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder in Northern Ireland. Thank you for sharing your story, Rebecca."
Interested in buying a wreath for yourself or a loved one, with an important message behind it this Christmas? Head over to Adorable Wreaths Instagram page by clicking here and simply drop Rebecca a message.