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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    Exclamation Beulah - QVC Model

    If I've missed this then apologies, but I just noticed on Catherine Huntley's twitter feed that she mentioned QVC model Beulah is battling cancer. She mentioned a Facebook group called Beulah's Support Group which has been set up. Not sure of the exact details, I think it's a place for sufferers to chat. (I may well be wrong, I can't seem to find it when I searched)

    I thought I hadn't seen her on air for a long time. Very sorry to hear this news and I hope she regains her health very soon. My very best wishes to her.
    "When I was a child, I won a poetry competition. First prize was a box of paints. What sort of a message is that to send to a child? Well done! Now give up..." ~ Simon Munnery



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    Thank you it's the first I have heard of it.
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    That's sad news, hope the treatment goes well for her.



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    Found the group on FB, here is link, looks like it has been on and off since 2005.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/4969...2511358801549/

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    Ah bless her, Im so sorry to hear that, wishing her & the lovely Amica well xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latchi View Post
    Ah bless her, Im so sorry to hear that, wishing her & the lovely Amica well xx
    Yes all the best to both of them !
    Last edited by Nora; 21-02-2013 at 09:00 PM.

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    Wishing Beulah all the best.x

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    Just read the Facebook page,it's heart breaking.

    wishing her all the best x


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    Hope the treatment works for her

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    Oh no. That's so sad. I like Beulah. The QVC models and presenters have had their fair bloody share of the dreaded cancer. I wish her well. Can't see the Facebook page as I don't do Facebook.

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