FUC Clothing is a brand of sports, leisure and lifestyle attire created by Charlie Lowe, to help raise money to help those affected by cancer. Charlie tells us about her journey in creating this exciting new venture.
So how did FUC come about?
I’m not sure exactly when. I know myself and a group of my close girls were all in a WhatsApp group we set up after I was diagnosed, which I named FUC.
It is bolshy and ballsy and in your face but then so is cancer. I know it doesn’t appeal to everyone, but most people I have come across who had either been diagnosed or were affected, that’s how they felt.
It’s the one thing most of us have in common, young, old, male, female, it doesn’t matter. It’s something so many of us have no control over so I suppose this has helped me regain a little control in my life and also be able to help out those affected by it.
Where did the idea come from?
The idea came to me one day and it started to evolve in my head, I knew what I wanted to do but wasn’t sure on the details. That’s where Gemma from Combat Dollies comes in. A friend of mine who owns a popular ladies sports clothing range. I knew her leggings were great as I chose to wear them when training my self, and my brother and I had actually worked with her before on limited edition leggings and sports tops for our gym Wassmuffin Martial Arts Academy.
I discussed the idea with Gemma the main part of it being that a percentage of profits should go to cancer charity. Gemma was incredibly supportive and excited by the idea herself. She was, and still remains, a great help to me.
What made you choose Wessex Cancer Trust as your charity?
I chose the Wessex Cancer Trust as they do fantastic work for not only those diagnosed, but their families as well. They offer counselling, treatments, yoga, reki, massage, book club, drop in centre, just somewhere to chat or hide away if that’s what you need.
When I first found out about the centre they were only funded enough to open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am till 4pm. Since being able to give them my first big cheque I found out they are now able to open four days a week thanks to donations like these. I would like to say a huge thank you to every fantastic person that’s purchased something from FUC. Please check out the Wessex Cancer Trust link so you can see how far your help goes and what a huge difference donations make.
FUC Clothing is my way of turning a negative into a positive. To see our full range of clothing take a look at our website www.fucclothing.com