Giving something back
All our lives are all shaped and supported by others.
I am fortunate enough to have my health and skills so it is only right that my work is not just about profit, but also giving something back.
My chosen charity is Pancreatic Cancer UK. Most people who get PC die within a few months. Three people I have known, one of them a friend, have died from this awful illness in the last couple of years, and I frequently hear of others when I speak to customers and friends.
Early detection is a priority, and the charity needs help to fund this research.
So far over the last year or so I have raised about £600 for them (every little bit helps).
We have an active branches of the British Legion in our village and nearby Withernsea, so I have auctioned curves to support their work.
That same Withernsea is our local seaside resort, and is aiming to restore its long lost pier, I have donated items for the organising group to raise funds, and pre-lockdown had weekly stall in the pier towers.
In response to the COVID pandemic I created glass rainbows, which were sold at cost plus a £5 donation to PCUK.
The Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington near York is a charity which had a hard time during lockdown, so a spitfire curve was donated for sale in their shop.