Something we haven’t really shouted about but which is a massive part of our brand is that we raise money for various causes that we feel strongly about. We decided that we would give a percentage of our profits from the craft & print fairs we take part in to different charities.
So far we’ve raised money for the Liverpool homeless and housing charity, The Whitechapel Centre. These guys do such a wonderful job for people who are living on the streets or struggling to maintain their accommodation, teaching them the life skills needed for independent living. Homelessness in the UK is soaring so we felt it only right that some of our profits went here, after all there is that saying that everyone is only a pay check away from becoming homeless. If you want to see what amazing things The Whitechapel Centre do, click here: http://www.whitechapelcentre.co.uk/
Half of the proceeds of the poster we did for the Independent Liverpool Gin Festival in April went to The Whitechapel Centre so if any of you bought one of these we hope you’ll feel very proud knowing that half of your hard-earned cash went to this worthy cause!
We have recently set up a Just Giving page for our charity donations. So, if you’ve bought anything from us this year you’ll be able to see that some of your money will have gone to the Alzheimer’s Society, a cause that is very close to our hearts: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Also, if any of you lovely people have purchased one of these ‘Bad Ass’ pins from us, we hope that you’ll be happy to know that for every one we’ve sold, £1 has gone to The Donkey Sanctuary. This brilliant charity makes a profound difference to donkeys and people all over the world. We love donkeys! Check out their work here: https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/
After the great opportunity we had selling at Liverpool Sound City as part of Screenadelica and Flatstock 60 at Primavera Sound Festival we decided to donate a percentage of these profits to Refugee Action in the light of the refugee crisis. This charity does a hell of a lot of work in the Liverpool region as well as nation wide, check them out here: http://www.refugee-action.org.uk/