Regain and UNICEF Charity Events
Its been a while! So, I thought I best write my summer blog! What a great couple of months we’ve had here. I’ve been so privileged to be asked to not 1 but 2 great charity events in the UK. The first event was in aid of Regain, which is the only charity dedicated to improving the independence of all British men and women who have become tetraplegic through sports injury. For my small part, I donated one of my seahorses, and we attended the most amazing night, held in a private home in Beaulieu. We got to meet the incredible people that have been directly affected and helped through this amazing charity.
The Second event, was the UNICEF soccer aid Gala dinner, held at the Science museum in London. I was truly flattered to be asked to be part of the event and help raise money for UNICEF. Not only was it a great night for the charity, I got to meet some of my sports heroes in the process. Mo Farrah was the kindest, and most generous of his time. He even gave me some tips on how we can encourage our son to Run and enjoy it! We met so many celebrities that night, my wife and I had to pinch ourselves. I was really proud to be able to be part of such a great event. Even my Crocodile sculpture got to have a few selfies with the rich and famous!
So, back down to reality with a Thud! I’m back in my workshop, enjoying this incredible weather we’re having, working on my next commission, which is 3 flying Geese sculptures. These are ready to be installed this week, and I’m looking forward to seeing the end result once in place in the client’s home.
Once that’s finished, I have a sculpture to complete, ready to fly out to Texas in the USA. That’s the great thing about my job, I’m lucky enough to have my sculptures reside in America, France, Africa, Switzerland, Dubai, even as far as Australia. I’m not sure how far reaching this could go, who knows, perhaps one day I could have work on Mars?…….. Always good to have a goal to work to I suppose……