A range of stars from award-winning actors to critically acclaimed artists have displayed their crafting skills to raise money for Coram, the UK’s first ever children’s charity.
Current Dr Who Peter Capaldi, musician and campaigner Annie Lennox, director Richard Curtis, illustrator Quentin Blake, and reality TV favourites Chris Steed and Stephen Webb from Gogglebox are just a few of the stars to have designed unique cards. But it is artist and illustrator, Ralph Steadman, famous for his work with writer Hunter S Thompson, who fetched the highest sum; his three card designs raised an impressive £1580.
The campaign, launched by leading crafting company Stampin’ Up! UK, ran on eBay from May 4th – May 13th, with the total sum raised reaching £5,184.45.
Paula Gorry, UK Business Development Manager, Stampin’ Up! UK says: “Stampin’ Up! has a long and proud reputation for supporting philanthropic causes and this is the second time we’ve run the Cards for Keeps campaign. We’re absolutely delighted with the amount raised and we know the money will be put to important use to help Coram in its work transforming the lives of some of the UK’s most vulnerable children.”
The seven top-selling cards were:
Ralph Steadman - £620.00
Ralph Steadman – £510.00
Ralph Steadman – £450.00
John Finnemore (Radio 4) – £590.00
Sir Quentin Blake - £535.00
Peter Capaldi – £380.00
Anita Klein – £206.00