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Cherrie Mansfield | bold, expressive artwork

50 for 50- last chance!

In December I celebrated a milestone birthday.  From a very early age, creativity and colour have been an important part of my life, so to mark the occasion I selected 50 pieces of my bold, expressive artwork and offered them at significantly discounted prices.  What’s more, I committed to sharing half of the proceeds from every painting sold between Worcester Foodbank, who support hungry people in the city where I live, and Traidcraft Exchange's Hidden Homeworkers project in Southern Asia.   To date my '50 for 50' birthday fundraiser has raised over £850 for these charities.

While the offer officially ended at midnight on 5 January I'm keeping it running here until Sunday, 12 January as I'd love to hit the £1,000 mark with my fundraising.  You can see the remaining pieces of artwork included in the offer below, as well as those that have already been snapped up.  

 

Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to splash out on some vibrant original artwork at a discounted price or to buy a unique gift that gives twice.  Click on an image for more details and contact me to make a purchase.  Don’t delay, the discount offer runs out very soon. If your finances are a little stretched, you can reserve now and pay at the start of February.

 
Photo: Traidcraft Exchange/Syed Shoaib Hosen

Traidcraft Exchange | Hidden homeworkers

 

For many women in India, Pakistan and Nepal, trying to earn a living while raising children, working at home at the bottom end of the garment supply chain is the only realistic option.  Often their children help with the work, sometimes instead of going to school.

​Typically the work is labour-intensive and poorly paid, despite many of the women being creative and skilled artisans in techniques like embroidery and decorative stitching.  ​Homeworkers often only get work at very short notice, for example when factories have too many orders for the factory workers to do by themselves.  They have no workers’ rights or security.

 

Traidcraft Exchange’s Hidden Homeworkers project is shining a spotlight on this group of workers.  Ensuring that international clothing and footwear bands are aware of the important role they play in the supply chain is the first step towards improving their rights, working conditions, and incomes.

 

​Please consider buying a painting to help improve working conditions for these women so they and their children can live better lives.

Worcester Foodbank

 

Located less than a mile from my home, Worcester Foodbank provides three days’ of nutritious emergency food and support to people in crisis.

 

Run by volunteers, it relies on donations from individuals and organisations to ensure it can continue its vital support to stop people going hungry. 

 

Referrals to the charity are a third higher than this time last year with benefit problems and low income plunging more people in crisis.

​Everyone who buys a painting will be helping Foodbank meet its aim of restoring people’s hope of a happier and more sustainable future where they can stand on their own two feet again.

 

“We can’t turn back the clock for our clients - but we can buy them precious time to get back on their feet.” 

The small print

  • The discounts offered are between 20% and 30% below the usual prices.

  • These discounts only apply to artwork included in the ’50 for 50’ offer.

  • Any unsold work will revert back to its normal price on 6 January 2020.

  • A minimum of 50% of all sales will be shared equally between Traidcraft Exchange and Worcester Foodbank.  Buyers are welcome to add an additional donation for one or both charities if they wish.

  • Pieces will only be marked as sold once full payment has been received.

  • All artwork is sold as described.

  • Except where stated, the cost of postage is not included in the price.