Saturday, 25 June 2016

Lives & Times Limited Edition Charity Prints - Fourth Layer

This week has seen the introduction of the human head to the Lives & Times charity prints being created by Guildford artist, Adam Green. This fourth layer sees the the first similarity to the original book cover. The prints are really taking shape now, and Adam still plans to add another 2-4 layers. I must thank Adam once again for embarking on this very generous fundraising project. All materials being used have been donated by the Ochre Print Studio where Adam is working on it. Take a look at Adam's website.

My Mum was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer in 2012, and had a successful operation to remove a section of her bowel. Unfortunately the cancer spread to other parts of her body, and over the last four years she has had four lung operations to remove cancerous nodules. At the end of 2015 it was discovered that the cancer had also spread to her brain. She had treatment in January, but her condition has recently got much worse and she is now in Wexham Park Hospital awaiting further treatment.

Bowel cancer is the second highest cancer killer in the UK, and yet if caught early it is one of the most treatable with over 90% of patients surviving five years or longer. Much work remains to be done in raising awareness about this awful illness, and these prints, limited to just 25, will play a small part in helping to do this. These prints will be sold on a first come first served basis, and anyone interested can contact me on email. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Beating Bowel Cancer charity.

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