Roses for Cystic Fibrosis
The 9th of April is "65 Roses Day" and this is Cystic Fibrosis Irelands national fundraising day. The purpose of "65 Roses Day" is to raise awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research, development and supports for people with CF and their families.
Today, “65 Roses” is a term often used by young children with cystic fibrosis to pronounce the name of their disease.
Ireland has the highest rate of CF per capita in the world, with approximately 1,300 children and adults in Ireland living with the condition.
This year myself and my girlfriend Claire decided to create a fundraiser to help CF Ireland to get to their target amount this year. We decided that a good way to incentivise people to donate was by giving back to people that donate to CF Ireland. We decided that a nice way of doing this would be by giving every donator a one-of-a-kind A6 mixed media artwork made by me of a rose on Fabriano paper.
We set our target at €650 for the fundraiser. We ended up making over €3,107.24 ( well over trebled the target)!!!
We have been absolutely blown away by the response. Thank you so much for your support, we are truly grateful for your kindness.
I will putting up a scanned image of each artwork on Instagram everyday. We have decided to put up pictures of the artworks here on my website together as it will make it easier to look at the artwork in a clearer manner.
Again thank you so much for your help and your support.
The plan was to make 65 Roses for 65 Roses Day but due to overwhelming kindness of people we have gone over the 100 mark (and happy to do so).
If anyone would like to receive an artwork all we ask is for you donate something to https://www.cfireland.ie - you can message me and I will organise an artwork for you.
I hope you like the artworks.