We’ve been working with our charity partner Marie Curie since 2018 and have raised over £200,000 in that time – which could help fund 10,000 hours of care.

To celebrate and showcase our incredible partnership with Marie Curie, we arranged a floral workshop at McQueen’s Flower School.

Gorgeous arrangement of yellow and white flowers at McQueen's Flower School flower arranging workshop, in aid of Marie Curie.
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Our limited-edition daffodil print canvas shoe, Tara, displayed amongst a blossoming group of yellow flowers.

On Tuesday 15th March 2022, we welcomed VIP guests to take part in our flower arranging workshop in Mayfair, London. All was to celebrate our fundraising efforts for Marie Curie, as well as our launch of our limited-edition Marie Curie Tara shoe.

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Marie Curie began by introducing themselves and our partnership, going into detail on all the fundraising efforts that have amounted to the amazing £200,000 raised to date. A Marie Curie Bereavement Counsellor from a local hospice then briefly spoke to the group, sharing her personal account of our partnership and how the fundraising helps.

From there, our guests were given a class in creating a spiral hand-tied flower bouquet with a range of beautiful flowers, including poppies, daffodils, wild-flowers in blue and the iconic Marie Curie yellow.

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Overall, it was a highly successful, informative and (not to forget) enjoyable night. Our attendees loved hearing about the partnership and were amazed by the amount raised. They loved to see our Spring Summer 2022 collection on display and were impressed with the finish and quality of the products.

If the evening wasn't fun enough, all our guests left with Hotter goodie bags. Along with their potted arrangements and Hotter branded McQueen's apron from the night, they also took home our SS22 look book, a biscuit bouquet from Biscuiteers, Marie Curie daffodil bulbs and a pair of Hotter shoes.

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Our guests included:

Boo Hill
Platinum Magazine

Rachel Fanconi
Woman & Home and stylist of Helen Mirren

Megan Horsnell
This Morning

Jill Wanless
Hello Fashion Monthly

Jillie Murphy
VIP stylist of Joanne Lumley

Anne Hartness
Prima & Good Housekeeping

Antonia Kraskowski
Woman & Home

Sammy Duder
Influencer
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The group of VIPs who took part in Hotter and Marie Curie's flower arranging workshop.

Thank you to all who joined this incredible evening. Thank you McQueen's Flower School for holding the event (and for showing us how to make such beautiful arrangements).

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Our limited-edition daffodil print canvas shoe, Tara, displayed amongst a blossoming group of yellow flowers.

We’re proud to support the Great Daffodil Appeal this March and have been doing our part to raise money through the likes of bake sales, wearing yellow in the office and launching our limited-edition Tara canvas shoe with a daffodil print in Marie Curie’s iconic yellow.

For every pair of limited-edition Tara sold, we pay £10 to Marie Curie.

Our Tara canvas Deck shoe, white and sporting the yellow daffodils of our charity partner, Marie Curie.

Take a step for Marie Curie by purchasing your own pair below.

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