Local Artist supports Springboard

Colerne based Kate Davies has designed and drawn Springboard Chippenham’s charity Christmas card this year. Meeting on regular dog walks in the Village, Springboard’s Community Fundraiser, Helen Ashton talked to Kate asking if she would create a Christmas card using her favourite animals to characterise the children playing in garden at the centre.

Kate said;

“I was delighted to be asked to paint a Christmas card for Springboard, and to be able to support this very wonderful cause. I am thrilled the cards are ready to go on sale and hope they will raise a nice lot of money!”

Helen Ashton, Springboard’s Community Fundraiser added;

“Kate has been so kind; we were absolutely thrilled when she agreed to do this for us. I supplied photographs of the play area and the children and Kate has captured the whole essence of Springboard. Lots of people have stopped sending cards and donate to charity instead so we wanted to find a way that people can donate but also keep alive the tradition of sending a card at Christmas – I think Kate has helped us achieve this!”
Kate Davies studied Design and Illustration at Bath Academy of Art and has since enjoyed a career illustrating mostly children’s books. She lives in a Wiltshire Village (which features regularly in her paintings), with her dog and husband (who also make frequent appearances).

Jane Boulton, manager of Springboard said;

 “As a small local charity we are very grateful to have Kate’s creative input. Every child attending Springboard past and present is unique. Having new fundraising initiatives such as this will help us to raise the funds towards to providing the additional support and care needed by the children “

The cards will be on sale at Springboard, in the Post Office at Colerne and at various events including the Rugby Legends game at Colerne on Sunday 1st September. £1.50 per card or 5 for £6.00.

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