I'm keeping my Christmas Show schedule a bit more manageable this year, rather than the usual traipsing all over the country! First up is the Westonbirt Charity Fair on 23rd and 24th October. Proceeds go towards seven very deserving charities, including Marie Curie, a local Hospice and Gloucester's Intensive Care Unit. You can find out more details including booking tickets here.
It's my pleasure to be involved with an auction of art pieces and promises for St Michael's Hospice.
More than 20 lots, featuring a cross-section of mediums, will go on sale at the Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery near Ledbury on Friday 13th July at 7.30pm. I'm donating an extra large Inky Mallard framed print and also a bamboo pen workshop for 6 people.
The evening will be led by the BBC's Kate Bliss, an antiques expert on hit shows Bargain Hunt and Flog It! so come along to raise money for a wonderful cause and take home a piece you love. Find out more info by clicking here, hope to see you there!
Raindrops on Roses
I'm very chuffed to announce an amazing new stockist with such a good cause in St Albans - Raindrops on Roses.
"A place where you can buy and do something special. Not only do we sell stylish, distinctive products, including the best of local creative talent, but 100% of the profits go to charity. This store was created to help raise funds to combat cancer. "
Go on, give them a visit.
Festival of Nature
The Festival of Nature was as lovely an event as I'd hoped. Perfect free day out in Bristol, with appearances with plenty of furry and feathered friends, free trees and activities and some rather nice nature-focused shopping. Here's a young chap enjoying trying out my bamboo pens. For a full write up, I recommend heading over to Erin the Giraffe, photo used with permission.
A charity in Hereford City wanted to document building works of a new premises. As no stranger to building sites from my days of working with a Property Surveyor, I got involved and just a little dusty!
I enjoyed putting together a leaflet for these lovely people with illustration and photography to advertise their charity shop and coffee shop in Hereford City. Check it out here. Hopefully it'll help them generate some much deserved customers to raise money for the anti-trafficking charity The Freedom Project. If you look closely you'll notice it matches a poster I put together earlier in the year.
Oh and they're always looking for new donations, so if you get some things for Christmas that really aren't your cup of tea, here's a great place to pass them on, guilt free!
I've asked the lovely people of Granthams to print my charity photo cards, as I wasn't entirely happy with the photo finish in their current state. I'm chuffed to bits with how they've turned out! They're on 350gsm silk card, which for those non-technically minded, just means they're super lovely and extra sturdy. For those who placed orders before on the old paper, I'll send you your order of the new finish, just because:)
Charity begins on the Internet.
I've made a whole new page on this wee site of mine for selling greetings cards with the sole aim of supporting charities.
Currently, I've only set up an arrangement with one - The Freedom Project, which helps to rescue women and children from abuse and a life of trafficking. They restore them in every sense of the word (often involving surgery), and place them in an environment where they are valued and loved.
So have a browse, receive something beautiful in the post, and know that someone somewhere is grateful.
If you are a charity and would like to collaborate, I would love to hear from you. Please use the contact form to get in touch!
The lovely people of Hope City Church have opened a charity shop to support the Freedom Project, which rescues women and children from a life of trafficking and sex slavery. A pretty worthy cause I'd say... Of course I'd design a poster for them to advertise the new shop.
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