Fundraising Feature: Every little penny helps… Raising funds and a smile with art | 31 October 2018

October 31, 2018


And these ‘pennies’ are all the more welcome because they are given in pure friendship, writes Helen Hyland, Fundraising Manager for the ME Association.

Isabel Butler has been a loyal supporter and member of ME Association’s Marketplace team for some years.

Making and selling cards and delightful festive gifts through her online etsy shop and Facebook page.

Some months ago, she joined an online community offering support, encouragement and, most importantly, laughter.

She did a watercolour painting of some of the members (about 18 were in it) and people loved it so much, they paid to cover costs and printing etc. with the leftovers coming as a donation to the ME Association’s Marketplace for ME fundraising page.

The image is now at over 15 locations around the U.K., another is going to Holland and one is off to America.

Isabel writes “I know that it is only a very small amount of money, but it has made people’s lives that little bit brighter and I know every little penny helps!”

What a lovely gesture. Thank you, Isabel, for thinking of the ME Association. And thank you too for sharing the image of all your lovely friends.

Isabel’s cards, paintings and rather special festive groups are available for sale on her etsy shop and Facebook page.

If you are looking for something unique and memorable for a special present, do have a look at her work, and remember that ME Association benefits from proceeds of her sales.

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