Entrepreneur turns family heartache into a successful Enterprise
A Newcastle Entrepreneur has taken the heartbreak of personal loss and turned it into a thriving clothing business.
Online PR News – 03-January-2013 –Emma Reilly (31) has spent the last year putting together a range of t-shirts for a new independent clothing line known as ‘Brave & The Bold’ after watching her sister lose her partner to Cancer. Ross MacMillan was just 32 years of age when he was diagnosed with secondary liver Cancer and endured 9 months of treatment before passing away on November 5th 2011.
After suffering years of health problems herself, Emma began designing graphics that would inspire, encourage and motivate people to capture what they want from life by being brave and bold. Now, twelve months on and with the help of the Prince’s Trust, Brave & The Bold apparel has launched to rave reviews.
“I’ve always loved design”, explains Emma, “but when Ross died and I realised that life is just so short, that even if you’re terrified of it, you have to just put your battle face on and do it anyway. This is what Brave & The Bold is about”.
Ross, who was an avid T-Shirt collector, even has his own t-shirt named after him, with 15% of the sales going to Cancer Research UK. “It was important to me to honour the guy that made me do this, as well as raise money for a very vital cause”.
Emma was recently awarded the Princes Trust Award for Enterprise (North East region) and now volunteers as an Ambassador; giving talks to other young people who want to start up in business.
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