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Emily’s fundraising designs put the fun back into shopping

SHOPPING will be more fun after lockdown thanks to illustrator, animator and designer Emily Redfearn.

While she’s been living in isolation with her family, Emily has put her artistic talents to good use, creating a series of hand painted shopping bags.

And the unique colourful designs have already raised more than £100 for our patient care

Emily chose to support St Luke’s because her grandfather Trevor was a patient as he battled against stomach cancer.

“My grandad was full of praise for St Luke’s all the time,” said 24-year-old Emily.

“He was so thankful for everything the St Luke’s team did for him and so were the whole family.

“He died just before the lockdown started and when I found myself with so much time on my hands I realised it was the ideal time to give something back.”

Emily ordered blank cotton bags online and then set about the task of decorating them all by hand with a series of bold and bright patterns before putting them up for sale on her own website, with the money raised being split between St Luke’s and the NHS.

“It was good to be able to do something proactive and practical in my down time and I thought a re-usable bag would be something of use in the future.

“Sharing the designs on social media and selling them through my website got them some attention and I’m really pleased that they’ve started to sell.

“It’s been good fun and relaxing and I know my grandad would be delighted that we’ve been able to raise some money for St Luke’s.”

To buy one of Emily’s bags simply visit Emily's bags


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