Gentleman Crafter goes on the road to raise funds for Mind Charity
John Bloodworth, also known as ‘Gentleman Crafter’, will be setting off on Monday 25th April on a one-man tour of all 92 historic UK counties, crafting with communities along the way in a bid to raise £20,000 in aid of Mind, a UK-based registered mental health charity.
Sponsored by Create and Craft TV, John will live and travel in a motorhome, visiting craft groups, organising workshops and sharing his crafting knowledge, all while promoting Mind.
John (42) has suffered periods of severe depression and anxiety disorder in his life and has found Mind to be a valuable resource in understanding his condition and finding ways to move forward in life.
He said: “A year ago I hit rock-bottom and suffered an extended period where my mental health difficulties began emerging as physical symptoms such as shaking, sweating and being short of breath.”
“Fortunately, I discovered the Mind website and was able to identify why this might be happening and different ways in which I could tackle these issues. I went to my doctor and, after a discussion about the options available, we agreed on a course of action. I was initially prescribed medication which would have the benefit of reducing my overall distress and thereby provide the space in which to seek further support from local talking therapy services. My recovery was then monitored by my GP who recommended adjustments as time progressed.”
Over a period of time, John reached a point where he could look back and understand what had happened to him… and now he wants to reach out and help others.
Sarah Bennett Jewellery - The Truth?
Did we ever find out the truth behind the Sarah Bennett Jewellery?
Did we discover if she did actually do the designs or if they were just bulk purchased?
I don't think I would want to buy anything unless I saw her drawring.
Hope you are well.
It's always good to know what people are thinking.
Yes, I have designed the vast majority of the Sarah Bennett collection. Probably around 80%.
I have just returned from India ( unfortuately with a bad stomach!!) after spending a week out there working on the new collection, which is bigger and better than even before.
As always we are very transparent, and whilst I design the vast majority, with such a large variety of jewellery it is almost impossible to do it all, which is why we also work closely with our manufacturing partners and their design teams to assist with this process.
You are more than welcome to come to the offices at any time to see what we do.
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