Friday, 1 April 2011

A print for a great cause!


Whilst taking part at one of my craft fairs I met the lovely Strawberry Kitten and her husband Simon. After chatting with them both on twitter I had an email from Simon telling me all about the challenge he is setting for himself... he is planning to run a 100 mile ultra race later this year and trying to raise money for Sight Savers. To me this is a huge challenge in itself but I then learned that Simon is registered as blind due to a degenerative eye disorder (Retinitis Pigmentosa). To me this guy is an inspiration!!

To help raise more money for Sight Savers, Simon is asking artists for artwork to sell as prints - every print sold will raise enough money to restore someone's eyesight! So here is my contribution that Simon will be selling as prints pretty soon (as soon as they are available online I will let you all know). So treat yourself to a print and help save someones eyesight too...

To find out more about Simon's challenge pop by and visit his blog. You can also donate to his fundraising by clicking here and help him reach his £5000 target.

4 comments:

Catherine said...

Well done, it's fabulous! A very kind donation to a very worthy cause :o)

Annie said...

Ooh I love this quote by Thoreau! Love the illustration too :)

Abz said...

Wonderful! I like the colours a lot!:)

Missy said...

Cute piece and a great cause. Simon does sound like an inspiration!