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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    Quote Originally Posted by LE lover View Post
    She was brave letting him design her wedding dress.

    Am i the only person on this forum who doesn't mind JF?
    I don't mind her .... most of the time.

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    Minim, we need some more Miss Meg pictures please, she is cuter than cute.

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    Go on to the drop China Girl and you will find lots of our heroine in the pet section.
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    There's loads of people like it out there. A few years a go I wanted to borrow quite a large six figure sum for my business. My so called Corporate Bank Manager (who had just been promoted) said to me in front of two of my Directors ' You may have been able to borrow money in the past without all the proper checks, but if I'm going to lend you my money I want you to provide x,y,z'. It was the tone of the 'my money' that got my goat. I can't remember my exact reply but it involved me sarcastically saying I didn't realise he owned Barclays Bank!!!

    These type of people are known in the real world as ars3hol3s!

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    I don't mind JF...Can't say I like her particularly either.Claire Sutton is my bug bear,really cannot stand her presenting style.

    One another note,I must be the only person on this forum that DOESN'T think the model Ali is beautiful.

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    A few years ago I often used to see Ali in our high street, heading for the tube station, so wondered if she either lived or was working near here. It was unmistakably her and she always looked stunning and happy.

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    I was watching a Sarah Chapman hour on the Beauty Channel yesterday and heard JF say that the ultimate cleanse helped get rid of some marks on the side of her face caused by her mobile phone. Trouble is earlier on this year she said Exactly the same thing during a Decleor hour only this time it was Decleor's life radience which had helped. Now I don't for one minute believe that JF is alone in being economical with the truth in her selling techniques. I don't trust ANY of them anymore.
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    Im fascinated as to how a mobile phone caused marks on her face, is it glued to her ear. I use mine a lot but suprise suprise no marks
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    I was watching a Sarah Chapman hour on the Beauty Channel yesterday and heard JF say that the ultimate cleanse helped get rid of some marks on the side of her face caused by her mobile phone. Trouble is earlier on this year she said Exactly the same thing during a Decleor hour only this time it was Decleor's life radience which had helped. Now I don't for one minute believe that JF is alone in being economical with the truth in her selling techniques. I don't trust ANY of them anymore.


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    I've never had any marks either.

    Maybe it's all the gunk, oops sorry Premium brands she uses. layer upon layer of Perricone, LE, Sarah Chapman, Decleor, Elemis, gatineau, prai, Lulu, Judith Williams, new CID, mally, Perricone(again), LG and Be she uses.
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