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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    Nina Leonard on in the background, with Jackie Kabler and Chloe Everton - why does it take two to present a one hour show? -, and it got me to thinking : how many of them, if you asked their opinion of the fashion, would respond with 'I wouldn't be seen dead in it!'? That dress does nothing for Jackie, and the one Chloe is wearing isn't much better. As many other posters, along with myself, have said before, they are primarily sales people, working for the company who is selling the products so it is, consequently, their job to maximise purchases. Explanation : this is a clearance show!

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    i noticed that ch and simon were on earlier..i wondered what it was all about as well....im sure its because with qvc's obsession with guests and there were none for these shows



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    Yes I have to agree, two 'proper' presenters without a guest is overload, especially unnecessary I would have thought for clearance shows.

    The thing with these people is that they can speak for England and love the sound of their own voice so when you have two on it seems they are vying for pole position. One would have been perfectly adequate, in my opinion.

    I somehow cannot see Chloe choosing any of these clothes as her preferred attire but, the dress she was wearing was quite nice on her all the same



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    Trying to give kudos to clearance.
    “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”

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    The dress Jackie was wearing was reduced by a colossal £1.80! Hope you all rushed to the phones and bagged this amazing bargain!

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    They are hoping that if they use two presenters it will increase sales, no chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by louise66 View Post
    Nina Leonard on in the background, with Jackie Kabler and Chloe Everton - why does it take two to present a one hour show? -, and it got me to thinking : how many of them, if you asked their opinion of the fashion, would respond with 'I wouldn't be seen dead in it!'? That dress does nothing for Jackie, and the one Chloe is wearing isn't much better. As many other posters, along with myself, have said before, they are primarily sales people, working for the company who is selling the products so it is, consequently, their job to maximise purchases. Explanation : this is a clearance show!
    Well Catherine looked lovely (as always) but the dress didn't suit her at all :-)

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    I expect they wear whatever the producer tells them to fall in love with, and the producer no doubt has an eye on how many dollars they can make!


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