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Catalina's organic lip balm raises £450

Published: 2 January 2016
NOM lip balm

Diagnosed with Crohn's disease when she was 9 years old and treated by the Southampton IBD team, Catalina Weston wanted to give something back. Two years on, she's raised over £450 selling her Naturally Organic Makeup (NOM), made using beeswax from a family friend's hive.

The lip balm already comes in many flavours, including mango, chocolate and choc-mint, and she's working to develop new ones. She has raised the money by selling these 'nom-nom' flavoured lip balms on Facebook, the Fleet Party Boutique and at fairs and markets, and hopes to continue to raise even more by getting celebrities involved.

All of the money she has raised has gone to Kids with Guts, and will fund further research into paediatric IBD, helping other children like her to receive the best possible care.


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