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.

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    Default Caroline Lindsay - Thank you TJC!

    Just seen Caroline Lindsay in her new job.....................on Price Drop TV!

    All I can say is :mysmilie_687: :mysmilie_687: :mysmilie_687: :mysmilie_687: :mysmilie_687: :mysmilie_687: :mysmilie_687: :mysmilie_687: :mysmilie_687: TJC!

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    Don't speak too soon Klos. Stacey is bad enough, I just hope they don't recruit Jerrilooney next.......:mysmilie_701:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkpussycat View Post
    Don't speak too soon Klos. Stacey is bad enough, I just hope they don't recruit Jerrilooney next.......:mysmilie_701:
    Just burst my bubble why don't you

    Nah, they wouldn't do that..................would they? :mysmilie_81:



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    Is it my imagination or are the presenters all playing musical chairs at the moment?

    How many presenters does TJC have? I can't believe they need this many do they? Are they going to be on air 24 hours? They've got - in no particular order:

    Chloe
    Derek
    Jim
    John
    Vicky
    Stacey
    Anoushka
    Steve
    Sara-Lou
    The bloke who's been there from the start always wears a pin striped suit and does the late shift (can't remember his name - I can't believe I've forgotton that)!!!
    The Scottish lady from Rocks and Co (apologies don't remember her name)

    Who have I missed?

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    They do seem to have an awful lot don't they?

    The Scottish lady from Rocks & Co is going to Rocks TV not TJC (Sarah Coutts) but it's easy to get confused just now with the roundabout of presenters that is going on! The pin striped suit man I think you're meaning is Ian Gardner.

    If I could chose who to keep it would be:-

    John - of course!
    Derek
    Jim
    Steve
    Elisa

    Sorry but the rest could go for me. I would have liked wee Derek too but sadly that's not to be. If we need another female then Ruth would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meeshoo View Post
    Is it my imagination or are the presenters all playing musical chairs at the moment?

    How many presenters does TJC have? I can't believe they need this many do they? Are they going to be on air 24 hours? They've got - in no particular order:

    Chloe
    Derek
    Jim
    John
    Vicky
    Stacey
    Anoushka
    Steve
    Sara-Lou
    The bloke who's been there from the start always wears a pin striped suit and does the late shift (can't remember his name - I can't believe I've forgotton that)!!!
    The Scottish lady from Rocks and Co (apologies don't remember her name)

    Who have I missed?

    Funny that, I made a similar observation on Gems. xxx

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    TJC have just under 40 presenters past/present, so god knows how many freelancers they have.

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    My favourite on TJC is Anoushka
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