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 Who is your favorite Ideal World Presenter ?

    My favorites are Debbie , Lottie and Loen. Denice is bearable so is Andy and Sean. My least faves are Howard , Genvieve and Jacqui

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    Ellis Ward.

    Ooops...



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    I rarely watch IW, but my favourite presenter is Loen. In my opinion she can even make the repetitive items (Halogen ovens, Karcher etc etc) watchable. But it's the fact that nearly every show is a clone of one a few days before that stops me from turning onto channel 22. In some cases I'd rather watch paint dry (and I've no doubt that Loen could make that fun too. )



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    They all remind me of the worst type of market spiv, who sell you a piece of tat one day and are gone the next. However, with this bunch they're back selling differrent tat the next day.

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    Debbie is the only one I like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn View Post
    My least faves are Howard , Genvieve and Jacqui
    You don't like Howard? :eek:


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    I no its shocking but i dont :( sorry to all his fans out there lol and yea i likes Ellis too was a shame she left.

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    Probably Dean is the best presenter on there...was never keen on Elis so don't mind her leaving


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    I like Lottie and Loen, I like Howard as well, he is so funny and harmless.Debbie is ok when she does sewing shows but when she does craft she seems stuck for what to say and there are long pauses where she is just flicking through paper or card. I thought Andy Love was ok but his drawling out of his words gets on my nerves more and more and I have to switch him off. My most favourite male presenter is Dean. I find Dave patronising and pushy. Genevive has grown on me now her voice has toned down. I have tried I really have to like Jackie Joseph but she has got no better at all and I just cannot bear to watch her. All the umms are bad enough without the constant I have to say. I cannot understand how she got the job in the first place.

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    I like Loen the best, don't mind Genevive, Debbie and Dean either.

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