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CREATIVE FUNDRAISING BY KATIE!

SMART CJS is delighted to receive a share of £151 raised by Bedford based illustrator, Kate Allen.

“My followers on social media are always excited to see my new stationary and prints,” said Katie Allen, Director of Katie Allen Illustration. I thought I might be able to make a little money for charity by raffling off my most recent new products before they are released for sale. The only requirement to enter the raffle was to provide proof of a donation to SMART CJS or SEVA Trust UK.

“I wanted to help local smaller charities who’ve needed to adapt quickly during COVID, and I knew SMART had to make big changes to continue supporting the homeless of Bedford. As someone who was furloughed, I have benefitted from staying safe at home and am grateful for all the key workers and volunteers who have worked so hard during this time. I hope this is just a small way to say ’thank you’!”

Pictured below is a sample of the competition raffle prizes.

In response to Katie’s act of kindness, Jen Robus, SMART CJS Bedford Manager said: “We are very grateful to Katie for helping to raise awareness and money for our homeless services in Bedford. The illustrations look fab and all donations made from the raffle will be used towards feeding the homeless of Bedford who are using our temporary accommodation.”

Katie describes herself as a clunky, messy, grainy, scrappy illustrator who loves texture and typography. She is a committee member at The Circus of Illustration in Bedfordshire, and has extensive experience working in art education. Read more and view some of Katie’s fantastic artwork>>

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