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 Tilley View Post
    I think this Debbie Greenwood thing is all a bit silly. If she has been sacked or left then why doesn't she just say so? All this speculation has turned her into a sort of celebrity - was that the point. I liked Julian and think it is a shame he has gone but people leave or get dismissed from their jobs all the time - that's life.
    I didn't know it had been announced, officially, that Julian had left the Q.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louise66 View Post
    I didn't know it had been announced, officially, that Julian had left the Q.
    It hasn't.
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    ohh intresting Derek on TJC has just said a new female presenter is starting next week and everyone had been guessing who just me over thinking most likely
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    So presenting "stonkers" maybe SCW?! She can swap shop channel exits with Ellis, who btw, is looking too thin.
    “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loveinamist View Post
    So presenting "stonkers" maybe SCW?! She can swap shop channel exits with Ellis, who btw, is looking too thin.
    im not sure if it is but its me just thinking thats all
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBX1000 View Post
    I'm not saying DG has gone but, when Dawn Bibby went not a word was mentioned, she just disappeared into the sunset. It was so odd it was farcical.
    I am sure db announced she was leaving on air but they
    then brought her leaving day forward.

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    OMG imagine Debbie Greenwood on TJC. What a comedown! Imagine her waxing lyrical over some tacky old cubic zirconia priced at £4,000, cue the tacky music and graphics as the price plunges, not just to £24.99, not even £19.99, but....£17.99!

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    Speaking badly of a former employer never generates anything positive. I'm sure Greenwood knows the value of keeping quiet about her departure. Personally I'm glad Ballantyne's gone. Never could stand his falseness and "asking the question we all know the answer to."

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    im leaving my job ...be it only part time after 7 years....it wasnt an easy decision as im not a spring chicken but i just knew the time was right for me to go and im very lucky to be able to atm...end of next month...i gave my boss 5 months notice so that has helps me adjust to the thought of it all and helps my boss have a bit of breathing space after seven pregnancies since last july!...im hoping to help people in some way ...it might be that some presenters have had enough and know the time is rigjht for them if this is the case that they have left\leaving....sometimes it starts a domino affect when somebody leaves and this has happend since i gave notice at my place of work......miost big businesses are the same ....they dont cherish you ..they employ you and i expect qvc might be the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loveinamist View Post
    So presenting "stonkers" maybe SCW?! She can swap shop channel exits with Ellis, who btw, is looking too thin.

    Oh heck, The manic housewife and Goneski on the same channel....LOL
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