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Tuesday 29 March 2022
My friends 'Gavin Wren' and 'Uli Ap' are driving to the Ukraine border, carrying much-needed supplies and assisting refugees out of Ukraine into Europe.
They helped so many people with transport and money to buy aid on their first trip, so much so that they have decided to make a return trip on the 8th April.
All of the money received from the proceeds of my works will be go towards supporting their journey.
A few words from Gavin ~
As part of the Aid In / Refugees Out campaign, Steve, Uli and myself will travel from London to the Poland/Ukraine border to deliver high-quality aid and collect refugee families, to bring back to mainland Europe.
Your money will be used to pay for aid and travel to complete their journey. Any surplus will go towards additional journeys.
The funds from my auction will go directly to Gavin and Uli, to assist in buying provisions, such as clothing, medical supplies, tinned food and fuel.
Gavin will provide details to the winning bidder about how your money will be spent.
To make a bid for Blue Butterflies 2022 please click here
Blue Butterflies - Paper-cut sculpture in glass vitrine.
Size: approx. 18cm d x 26cm w x 28cm h
Please note shipping costs for the artwork Blue Butterflies are as follows: UK £75 - £150. Europe - £1,000. USA and the Rest of the World - £1,500.
This cost will be added to your final bid.
Supporting Ukraine: Aid In - Refugees Out; taking supplies to the Ukrainian border and assisting refugees to safety.
You can follow Gavin & Uli's progress and also make donations to their gofundme page.
Alongside the Art Auction above, I am also offering a Raffle Prize Draw
To enter, please donate a minimum of £5
Buttercup, Chicory and Forget me Knot Bouquet
💛 Go to my raffall page
💙 Donate a minimum of £5 to enter, £10 if you’d like your name in the raffle twice, and so on.
💛 I will pick the winner at 5pm BST on the 3rd April. I will then be in touch with the winner to organise delivery.
💙 The competition is for Worldwide residents
Please note you will need to pay for delivery costs, should you win!
Shipping costs for the artwork are as follows: UK - £75 - £150. Europe - £850 - £1,000. USA and the Rest of the World - £1,500.
IMPORTANT - feel free to donate anonymously, but be sure to enter your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS when prompted, so I can contact you if you win!
Thank you for considering donating!
Donations will be fed directly into Gavin and Uli's Appeal.
For more information, visit:
Buttercup, Chicory and Forget me Knot Bouquet in Glass Dome with Wooden Base
Size: approx. 20 x 30cm h
More about Gavin and Uli's Appeal
Gavin's visual diary from his first trip to Ukraine. https://www.instagram.com/gavin.wren/
They will be making this journey again on 8th April.
Please help to raise funds.
A bit of background: I met Gavin several years ago when he was running a printing business close to where I lived in London, and he did some large format printing for me. He has been following and supporting my work ever since. In recent years, he left the printing industry, and now works as a food systems consultant delivering nutritional education.
His girlfriend 'Uli' is a digital artist from Poland, living in London. Gavin, Uli and their friend Steve saw what is happening in Ukraine and felt compelled to help at a grass roots level. They raised enough funds to buy an MPV and drove to Ukraine border with their car full of supplies.
They now want to repeat the journey and to help more people.