The Biggest Design Task Of Our Life


If you follow us on social media then you will have undoubtedly seen us mention the Caudwell Children charity a fair few times over the last month. You may have also seen us discuss Cycle Monte Carlo as well as a few different names to our usual line up of equestrian followers. 

Just a few months ago, we were approached by the incredible philanthropist John Caldwell and his partner, Modesta Vzesniauskaite. Every year, in aid of the Caudwell Children’s charity, they throw the famous Butterfly Ball and run a 85km - 125km cycle race beginning and ending in the heart of Monte Carlo.

Modesta had seen and enjoyed the quality of Vivendi Apparel for herself, through the beautiful Nigora Bannatyne (who you will have seen wearing our leggings, bras, shorts and hoodie) and approached us to design the kit for the huge cycle race that’s hosted every year in Monaco. 

This would be the biggest design task of our life and despite incredibly tight deadlines, we were up for the challenge. Over the course of just a few months, Elizabeth, the owner and incredibly talented designer of Vivendi Apparel worked her fingers to the bone behind the scenes to ensure the best designs possible were created. Elizabeth worked on several different designs before creating the perfect kit that you’ll see displayed on all participants of the race today. She then spent time working with numerous manufacturers, before eventually deciding upon one right here in the UK - and so the Cycle Monte Carlo kit was created. Emblazoned with Vivendi Apparel, as well as a number of other incredible companies supporting the charity, such as Burgess Yachts, Arctic World Club and Edmond De Rothschild, the kit would be a fundamental part of the race and draw huge attention to the charity at hand - Caudwell Children.

Elizabeth Davies, Vivendi Apparel’s owner and designer has not only created amazing designs for breathable and supportive cycling kit but she’s done so in perhaps the shortest time frame possible. This years Cycle Monte Carlo kit is truly one of a kind and will be worn by some of the world’s most talented minds from Mark Cavendish, John Caudwell and Modesta Vzesniauskaite themselves. We couldn’t be more proud of the incredible things that Elizabeth has achieved and we cannot wait to see her kit racing through the streets of Monte Carlo today.

Want To Win Your Own Customised Vivendi Apparel Kit?

If designing the kit for the race wasn’t enough, here at Vivendi Apparel, we’ve also put forward an incredible prize for those attending the ball as well as those who wish to bid from afar. We’re offering one lucky bidder the chance to have their very own personalised compression wear designed and created for them by us. From colours to shape and size, we’ll create made to measure compression wear just for you. Want to bid? Simply head to the Caudwell Children website now to find out what’s being auctioned off and how you can get involved.

Caudwell Children Charity

We couldn’t be more pleased to be involved in such an incredible charity. Caudwell Children, founded in March 2000, was formed by John Caudwell in order to help disabled children reach their very full potential, with the help of both practical and much needed emotional support. Caudwell Children is committed to changing the lives of these disabled children and it does so by providing services, equipment, treatments and therapies - all of which simply couldn’t be done without the donations they receive through charity events such as the Monte Carlo Cycle today, the Butterfly Ball taking place this Saturday and of course, the numerous events that take place throughout the year. Both John Caudwell and Trudi Beswick have been the driving force of Caudwell Children and continue to see it’s growth year on year. To date, this incredible charity has provided a whopping £45 million worth of services to help disabled children and will continue to do so, with your help!

If you’d like to donate to this incredible cause, please don’t hesitate to do so right now on their website. Every single donation helps, no matter how much. As the Caudwell Children motto states, “Whatever It Takes” is exactly what we’ll do to achieve their vision, “A world where all disabled children and their families have choice, opportunity, dignity and understanding.”

If you can donate, please click here and hit the ‘donate’ button. All we ask is that you do what you can. Every penny means the world!


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