Friday, 14 September 2012

Friday Finds: For Charity

This weeks Friday Finds theme is a little bit different. Rather than picking something to base the products around (e.g. sunflowers) I have decided to feature items by crafters who donate some of the proceeds to Charity.

I've been thinking a more about Charities recently, as I'm helping to organise a Charity night at Shakespeares Pub on Friday 12th October in aid of St Lukes Hospice, who care for adults with life limiting illnesses. For more information, please check out our event page.

Charity is a bit of a funny one, we all see the adverts of children suffering during a famine in Africa, sleek posters and websites all designed to guilt you into signing up to £2 a month for this charity. But then you see another, equally important Charity raising money for another worthy cause, such as race for life. Do you do that too? Another day you could be shopping and be approached by a friendly face asking you to sign up for their charity. And what about all of the small local Charity's, such as the local air ambulance or hospices. Where do you start, how do you decide which cause is most worthy of you're hard earned cash, and where does it all go anyway? It can be so overwhelming to decide who to support, and who to say no too. However, some crafters on Etsy have cleverly helped make that decision easier. With these great products, you don't need to support just one Charity, you could support several as well as spread awareness about them.

Can you guess the Charity supported by jcudesigns? The pink and the ribbon are a dead giveaway. It's simple, cute and raises awareness subtly. Added to that, 50% of the proceeds are donated to Cancer Research UK.

If you like creepy crawlies, then check out this dish by Seaurchin. I love the colours used. The whole price of the dish (£5) is in support of The Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal which raises money for Bristol Children's Hospital and High dependency Neo natal Unit.


I love the boldness of these bobby pins in aid of the Royal British Legion Riders. All the profits are donated by the designer, Adorn jewels to help ex service men and their families. it is a cause we should not forget, service men sacrifice a lot for their job.


Angel Silver is behind the beautiful personalised silver pendant of your childs footprint. Every necklace sold raises money for Project sweet pea, a charity founded by parents whose children were in intensive care, to help others like themselves.


These quirky 'vandalised British Flag' cards by the Nosuch Disco help spread the word about the Lancaster charity, Alexandra House, that provides short break care for children and young adults with additional needs.

I will be donating a Gold Anchor on a black background earring, ring and necklace set to the raffle for Shake rattle and Roll Charity Night for St Lukes Hospice. If you are interested in donating, or want more information then please check out our event page, or email us at shakerattleandroll@shakespeares-sheffield.co.uk

Happy Shopping!


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