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Cherrie Mansfield | bold, expressive artwork

50 for 50

Next month I celebrate 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’m giving you the chance to purchase some of my bold, expressive artwork at a significantly discounted price.  What’s more I will share half the proceeds from every painting sold between two fantastic organisations who are supporting hungry people here in Worcester and hidden homeworkers in Southern Asia. You can find out more about them and their work below.

I've selected 50 pieces of artwork and each Sunday up to 8 December I will post ten of them here and on my Facebook page.  You can see the first 20 below.   There are a variety of styles and formats to choose from with prices starting from as little as £25. Click on an image for more details and contact me if you have any questions or would like to make a purchase.

Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to treat yourself to a piece of vibrant, original artwork or to buy a unique gift for friends or family and raise funds to support vital work with people who need a helping hand. 

 

I'd love you to help spread the word by sharing this page or my 50 for 50 social media posts.  Thank you.

 
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 1 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.