Nina’s Living Fund
Meet our amazing Nina. A daughter, a partner, a sister, a friend and mother to 12 year old Ilani.
At just 39 years old, Nina was diagnosed with stage 4 triple negative metastatic breast cancer - a rare type of breast cancer that typically occurs in women from ethnic backgrounds.
This devastating diagnosis came in August 2021, three years after she had faced her first breast cancer diagnosis for which she underwent gruelling rounds of surgery, chemo and radiotherapy. For a while, it seemed like it had worked but then Nina began experiencing excruciating back pain that grew progressively worse. Initially, this was dismissed as being a side effect from her treatment and she was prescribed painkillers. Finally, a routine MRI scan showed that the cancer had not only returned, but had also spread to her lymph nodes, chest wall and sternum.
Proceeds from this bonnet goes to Nina
The Milk Honey Bees Charity Bonnet
Yeye Mi would be nothing without our teachers, our coaches, our inspirations, those who took the time to each us the ropes and helps us do what we do today.
In appreciation of this, £1 from every bonnet goes towards teaching young people tailoring. Over Easter half-term 2018, your support helped 3 young ladies: Pelumi 13, Sai 14 and Manny, 16 learn how to cut patterns, sow and seam ties, pocket squares and bonnets!