My solo exhibition is rapidly approaching and I hope to see you there – It's running from the 6th of August till the 31st August and it's being held at South Scene Cafe , 112 Albert Road, Southsea.
It will feature scenic shots of the local area and the prints will be for sale at “put me on your wall” prices!
40% of the sale of each print will be donated to a charity I support , Headway brain injury charity and I'm going to talk a little about them in this post.
Headway are a national charity with branches all over the UK. I volunteer for the Portsmouth branch which is at the Mountbaten center and honestly it's one of the most worthy causes I've come across in a long time.
People from all walks of life are affected by brain injury – regardless of wealth, class, race or education. Fate rarely discriminates. Brain damage can happen at birth, from an accident or from illness. Headway understands this and everyone is treated as an equal with kindness, patience and understanding.
The people I meet there (service users and volunteers alike) are some of my favourite people in the world. It's often very difficult for the service users to attend, but when they do, they are welcomed warmly and find a friendly environment to relax, chat and beat me at rummikub (a game that I'm terrible at!) as well as find practical support.
There is a strong sense of community at Headway Portsmouth. It's a nurturing and supportive place that I'm proud to be a small part of and I wish I could do more to help.
You can find out more about Headway Portsmouth and the good work they do on their website, http://www.headwayportsmouth.co.uk/ or they can be contacted directly by phone on 023 9266 4972