Katherine Sheard is an artist based in Leicestershire who specialises in using graphite pencils to bring a unique likeness to her subjects, with much of her work having an animal focus.
When Katherine learnt of Charity Link’s work she was keen to get involved, and, as her work is featured on a range of products, including luxury cards, the idea of a special fundraising card was born!
Much of Katherine’s work is drawing commissions for people, such as a much loved pet. Discussing the subject matter for our design, we came up with the idea of featuring an animal that we can spot during Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge each September – the alpaca! This was perfect as Katherine had recently met a friendly local girl called Shadow – and she is now the star of our new fundraising card!
For each card sold (RRP £2.50 per card), Katherine is kindly donating £1.90 so – by just by purchasing this lovely card, you will be helping to provide essential items for people in need throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire!
Due to Charity Link’s unique way of working (for every £5 donated we can untap £25 for local people in need) …
- Every £5 raised will help to heat a home for a week
- Every £10 raised will feed a family for a week
- Every £25 raised will buy a child a bed
- Every £50 raised will buy a cooker for a family so they can cook hot meals……
For more information on how your support will change lives, click here.
The card is blank for your own message. It comes individually wrapped with envelope.
The card can be purchased via:
The Charity Link website shop
Via the Charity Link office (during office hours at 20a Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN) – available soon
At Charity Link events
Via Katherine at the many events she attends with her range of products (to find out more about these events and to see more of Katherine’s work, visit her website – www.katherinesheard.co.uk )
You can also find Katherine’s work in a number of Little Britain Pubs, so look out for our Shadow Card available to purchase at the following Leicestershire pubs:
The Curzon Arms – Woodhouse Eaves
The Windmill Inn – Wymeswold
The Blue Bell Inn – Rothley
The Crown Inn – Old Dalby
The Langton Arms – Church Langton
For full details of pub locations visit www.littlebritainpubs.co.uk
White Hill Night Shadow (Shadow for short!) was born on 2nd June 2014. She moved to live with Maggie at White Hill Farm in Markfield, Leicestershire, after her previous owners moved home and could not longer keep her and the small heard she lived with.
According to her new mum, Shadow is solid black with the biggest round eyes! She is a gentle and kind girl who likes to walk out on a halter. She is always first to eat and loves sliced carrots and apples as a treat.
Shadow has had crias before (the name for baby alpacas!) and is a natural loving mum. Shadow had a new boy crias (named Moon Shadow) in September! Mother and son are doing well!
Thanks to Print Monkey for their support with this card.