Some of us have had relatives or friends taken away from us all too soon but have been blessed by the presence of truly caring and passionate people who have helped us care for them and cope with loss and despair We at The Creative Collective wanted to give something back to these special people so what better way to do that than the only way we know how, through creativity and art.
A number of young artists and friends of the gallery got together, brainstormed and came up with an idea – not original by any means but with a bit of a twist – and worked very hard to produce a final piece. The collaboration resulted in a 2016 Calendar, and we now need your help to raise funds for our local heroes at the Pilgrims Hospice.
We brought together 12 of our own local male heroes to make it possible. John, Scott, Mason, Natty, Tiger, Joe, Anthony, Toby, Ben, Harry, Jordon and Dane bare it all – or almost all – for the benefit of the charity. We had lots of fun and laughter putting it all together so we hope to make you smile when you turn the page at the end of every month for a whole year. To give you a taste of what’s inside, here are some photos of our shoot.
So now we’ve done our bit, we ask you to please do yours. We leave it up to you to decide how much you would like to donate, but please bear in mind the MINIMUM DONATION is £10 to allow for printing and promotion. Make sure to leave your address if you would like the Calendar sent to you by post. Or you can collect them from The Creative Collective Art Gallery in Park Mall and AHBS Community Radio at Platform 5 for now by showing your payment receipt. More collection points and venues will be available from mid-September so we will keep you updated. We can even post them to you but there would be an extra charge for that which will be added when you visit Paypal. Click HERE and donate generously now. Should you wish to buy a single photo of any of our lovely lads, email us for more details and prices simply visit the gallery on 26th September when they will be on display and easy to choose from a range of photos.
We would like to thank all of your lovely models, Chloe LeCarpentier our photographer, Maria Connolly for project Managing, and anyone who donated towards the props and the project, including some of our local charities and businesses. A special thanks also to John ‘Webbo’ Webster of AHBS Community Radio for his support, now and always.
Well that’s it, let’s get the ball rolling and raise lots and lots of money.
Thank you all. The Team