RAINBOW HEART - Raffle Prize for MindOut Charity
With this month being Pride month and with the difficulties a lot of us have experienced during Lockdown I wanted to help support MindOut, the LGBTQ mental health charity.
I’m running a very special raffle to win a one of a kind Rainbow Heart necklace created by me during my lockdown in Wales. This raffle is open to everyone - to enter and have the opportunity to win I am allocating one ticket for every £5 donation that you make. The more you donate the more entries you obtain in the raffle and the more support we can provide for MindOut.
This raffle will run until 8pm on Sunday 5th July.
One lucky winner's name will be drawn on Monday 6th July but PLEASE include contact details with your donation so the winner of the Rainbow Heart can be notified. Only donations made between now and the 5th July via the Just Giving page will be eligible for entry into the raffle, however, you can donate at any time, should you wish. As this is a raffle, Gift Aid is not available on these donations.
Andrew has named this wearable sculpture, “Peace” and is particularly happy to be able to donate in June, recognised as Pride month, when the LGBTQ community come together in friendship and peaceful protest to challenge intolerance and discrimination. The work of art is in the shape of a heart and features Andrew's signature style of tessellated mirror, using glass in all seven colours of the rainbow, laid over resin and hung from a string of pearl beads. The dazzling piece can be worn as a necklace or displayed as a wall hanging, window decoration or mobile. As with all of Andrew’s creations, this is a one-off, handcrafted piece of art and he was inspired by the rainbow symbols showing support for Key Workers during the Covid pandemic.
MindOut, the charity to benefit from the donation, is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern. There has been a rise in mental health issues during the current pandemic and many people are experiencing a mental health crisis for the first time, dealing with a loss of support, living in inadequate and hostile situations and losing their livelihoods.
The heart pendant measures approximately 15.5 by 18.5 cm at its widest points. The pearl necklace has a length of 45 cm and the larger pearl beads have an approximate diameter of 12 mm and the smaller ones measure 5mm. The pendant and necklace weighs 225 g in total and the necklace has a silver coloured twist closure at the back.