East Lancashire Hospice

Local Jewellers Shine bright for East Lancashire Hospice

Phil Ainsworth and his wife Helen Dimmick of Ainsworth Jewellers, Blackburn have chosen to support East Lancashire Hospice through a new incentive that will allow jewellery left behind by loved ones to be treasured forever.

The local jewellers, who have a wealth of experience within the industry, will help people remodel jewellery, resize rings and even create bespoke items through ‘Wendy’s Legacy’ with a 15% profit contribution being made to East Lancashire Hospice for all work or purchases made in memory of a loved one.

The new and exciting partnership with East Lancashire Hospice has been named ‘Wendy’s Legacy’ in memory of one of Phil and Helen’s loyal customers and dear friend.   Phil Ainsworth explains, “For over 30 years of being in the family business, Wendy was not only a customer, but she became a dear friend.­  Wendy loved her jewellery, most especially diamonds. After inheriting significant pieces from her parents, she particularly loved remodelling them to her style.  Indeed, the pieces she bequeathed have been adapted with her blessing and our support.­  She was passionate that everybody should enjoy wearing their jewellery as much as she did and together, we agreed this as a fitting memorial and tribute to her, whilst supporting a local charity that does so much for our community.”

The initiative came from Phil’s wife, Helen Dimmick, who has recently featured on Gok Wans ITV daytime show ‘Bling’.  Helen was extremely close to her Grandmother, who was her inspiration to become a huge part of the jewellery industry and encouraged her to follow her dreams and love for diamonds leading her to become a qualified gemmologist, diamond grader and jewellery specialist.

After Helen’s Grandmother sadly died at East Cheshire Hospice, Helen wanted to give something back to them and came up with the idea of ‘Annie’s Legacy’.  After the success of this campaign, she decided to share the idea with East Lancashire Hospice on this occasion in memory of their dear friend Wendy.

Helen said, “We are passionate about both jewellery and people and see our role as bringing the two together, but personally I am motivated by the important role jewellery plays as a symbol of love, friendship and the repre­­sen­­ta­­tion of significant moments in our lives.”

Helen goes on to say, “Wendy’s legacy will ensure that the memories embodied by jewellery passed down, are treasured, safeguarded, or given a new lease of life.   At Ainsworth’s store we can offer trusted authority with precious inherited jewellery for repairs and remodelling. We also offer an engraving service, full valuation portfolio and purchase jewellery second hand.”

Leanne Green, Fundraising and Lottery Lead finished by saying, “When we were approached by Phil and Helen about Wendy’s Legacy, we felt so privileged that they have chosen to work with East Lancashire Hospice.  It’s great to have built a partnership with Ainsworth Jewellers and we can’t wait to see how far ‘Wendy’s Legacy’ will go to benefit the care of patients in our community.”

If you would like to find out more on Wendy’s Legacy, please get in touch with Ainsworth Jewellers direct by either popping into their store - Ainsworth Jewellers 57 - 59 Darwen Street Blackburn BB2 2BW or call them today on (01254) 59367.

Alter­natively, if you would like to make a donation to support Wendy’s Legacy, please visit Ainsworth Jewellers online giving page – https://­www.­justgiving.­com/­fundraising/­wendys-legacy-ainswo­rt­hje­wellers

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