This Friday, November 27th, I’m collaborating with independent designers Chocolate Creative and Sian Zeng on Bright Friday. As an alternative to Black Friday discounts we’re donating 15% of sales on Friday to Doctors of the World UK, a small charity who offer vital healthcare to vulnerable groups, primarily refugees across Europe, in Calais, Lesbos in Greece and in Germany. In London, they run a clinic in Bethnal Green who serve groups who feel uncomfortable accessing traditional GP surgeries; the homeless, refugees and sex workers. A friend who works at one of the largest aid agencies really recommended them to me as a smaller charity who are doing great work (they’ve been in the Calais camps for a long time) and who would really benefit from our support.
Here’s a comment from the Executive Director of Doctors of the World, Leigh Daynes:
“By supporting Bright Friday you are directly helping refugees, who are fleeing conflicts and war zones and are in search of a better life, even more urgent as we move into the winter and conditions deteriorate. To find out more please visit www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk.”
I’ve rounded up some items from our shops below, and you can visit our Bright Friday website for more info. We’d love it if you could help share the word too, via Twitter and Instagram, (@brightfridayuk). If you don’t want to buy anything, we don’t mind at all but please consider texting DOCTOR to 70660 to donate £3 directly (plus network charge.) The charity has been super supportive of our little idea and we’d love to make it a great fundraiser for them.
1. Rifle Paper Co Folk calendar 2. Giant bulldog clips 3. Dinosaur wallpaper 4. Winter snowdrift wallpaper 5. Creek scenery cushion 6. Hello Sunshine print 7. Geometric cushion 8. Tropical wallpaper 9. Wooden hooks.
(If you’d like to order anything from Papermash before then, just add BRIGHT FRIDAY in the order comments box and I’ll add it into my total.)