Last summer, I ordered a mobile phone case for my gorgeous new Samsung Galaxy S5. Having previously dropped a phone and lost everything, I wanted something that was tough but that didn’t make my phone look clumpy. I also wanted a cover that I could personalise with a photo of Abi, so I could see her face anytime. It was a big ask as choice is actually pretty limited out there – either expensive but dull or cheap and flimsy. So I was pretty excited when I came across Getincased.com, an online company specialising in premium design mobile phone covers.
It was so easy to create my custom case and it arrived within a couple of days. The case was perfect in every sense. Really good quality, discreet and eye catching.
The owner of the company was so touched when he heard about Abi and our sad loss that he wanted to help. And so it was that Getincased.com started to donate proceeds from sales of their mobile phone cases to Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the official charity of Bristol Children’s Hospital where Abi was cared for at her death.
A few months later, the design team had worked really hard and presented me with some beautiful designs focused on my blog, Chasing Dragonflies. Proceeds from sales of these would go straight to the charity.
The company also nominated Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal as their business charity, meaning further funds in the pot and have also pledged a box of iPads to be sent to the hospital for the poorly children to use while they are there. In only nine months, they’ve donated an amazing £2,000!
We’ve built up a lovely rapport with a company that puts people before profit, that is using their business to do good things – for no other reason than because they are compassionate human beings who want to help.
I’ve always loved my Abi phone cover and, indeed, as I use my phone as a camera, every time I take a photo the picture of Abi is smiling at whoever I photograph. This has been particularly poignant with our rainbow baby who never knew his biggest sister but can now recognise her in photos.
However, with my recent feelings about the focus of my grief shifting slightly, I thought it a good idea to get a new phone cover. This was more with my children in mind than me, who I wondered might feel a little put out that Abi is the only child I have on my phone cover (sibling rivalry doesn’t stop with death!). But, I also really wanted to own one of the gorgeous Chasing Dragonflies designs so it’s a good reason to get a spare! And here it is…
I’ve bought a number of different phone cases in the past but these are by far the best. I think they are worth every penny. My original case is still as good as new, and it’s survived a fair few knocks in the nine months I’ve had it!
If you’ve got an iPhone (4, 5, 6 or 6 Plus) or Samsung Galaxy S5, or are getting an upgrade to one of these models, and you want to make sure you get a phone cover that makes it look even better, please consider choosing from one of the designs at www.getincased.com
They have lots of on-trend designs to choose from and if you buy a cover from the Chasing Dragonflies collection your money will be doing good for the patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital, the main intensive care hospital for children covering the South West, UK.
And, if you do buy a case, please do share a photo of it with me on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/blogchasingdragonflies or Twitter @BlogDragonflies
8 thoughts on “My new Chasing Dragonflies phone case”
That’s so pretty. The dragonfly on your new case means there is still the connection to Abi, even though her photo isn’t on it. I keep looking at them but alas I have a Samsung Galaxy S 4, and I’ll be able to upgrade next year. I shall hold on. xxx
Thanks so much, Leigh. I love it because it could be a random design, yet I know how special it is. Thank you for thinking of getting one too. I realise upgrading a phone isn’t something that comes around often but I’ll put reminders up every now and then to job people’s memories 🙂 xxx
Ever since I read about the dragonflies phone cases I’ve thought about ordering one. I’ve been emailing the company as I have an iPhone 5C and they don’t have a dragon flies case in this style. However I’ve found out I can order a customised one and they can still put their dragonflies design on it. I thought this might help others in same situation. They will still ensure profits go to Wallace and Grommet appeal. Sound like a great company
What a fabulous idea Sue! Thank you so much for persevering and for sharing this tip! Do share a picture when you get it xxx
And it’s free postage to Australia! Abi’s influence is crossing the world! Xxx
That’s amazing! It’s so uplifting to think her story has reached other countries! Thank you again Sue xx
My I phone 5C dragonflies case arrived yesterday. So quick! A constant reminder of the beautiful Abi and also my most dearly loved son Phil. Always in my heart ♥️♥️
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