Perkins & Morley has joined up with 11 other artists from around the country to produce a range of Christmas cards where the beneficiary charity, Action Medical Research, receives all of the money. Designers, printers and even envelope makers have all collaborated and donated their services for free. This year’s cards are now on sale and cost £3.50 for a pack of five. They are available to order from https://www.action.org.uk/christmas_cards
Jill, who designed Wild Patterns, commented ”I was very excited when I got the call from Lynn to participate in this project and felt very privileged to have been asked. It is such a great idea to take twelve members of the Ladder Club to produce a range of Christmas cards for Action Medical Research. I am proud to support this project and I have really enjoyed producing a design for this wonderful charity.”
The ‘real deal’ cards are the brainchild of Lynn Tait. Lynn, a gallery owner in Leigh on Sea, has owned a greeting card business for more than 20 years. A long-standing supporter of the children’s charity, Lynn again this year invited 12 Ladder Club attendees to design and donate an exclusive piece of artwork for the venture. The Ladder Club seminars are crash-courses in greeting card publishing run on a not-for-profit basis by Lynn.
Other artists who have donated their artwork for the cards include: Aianna, Dry Red Press, I Drew This, Lorraine Stylianou, Molly Mae, Olivia Goddard Designs, Pink Pig Art, Red Berry Hill, Rose Hill Designs, The Bees Knees, Trumpers World.
Sherwood Press, The Imaging Centre, Enveco and G F Smith have all agreed to donate their services for free to produce the cards.
Last year’s range of ‘real deal’ cards raised £13,000 for the children’s charity. Money raised will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Medical research can save and change children’s lives. Yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. Action Medical Research is currently supporting work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. We want to make a difference in:
tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.
Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world. Charity reg.nos 208701 and SC039284.