Worthy causes: Salcombe Town Regatta & Hope Cove Lifeboat

Last week was twice as busy as usual with Anne and I supporting two local worthy causes. At both events, one of my latest images, Walking Back to Hope Cove, the featured image above, proved very popular.

Salcombe Town Regatta logo | Worthy causesBank Holiday Monday, 5 August

On Monday, we were in Whitestrand, taking part in the Art Day of Salcombe Town Regatta, and had a very early start.

At 8am, the Regatta organisers were on top form, marshalling us to our respective spots and making sure everyone was safe, what with cars and vans delivering materials for sale.

We were selling my affordable art in support of Salcombe Regatta: cards and cushions, coasters and place mats, purses and pill boxes, and fine bone china mugs …

Anne and our stand at the Salcombe Regatta Art Day

Anne and our stand at the Salcombe Regatta Art Day

We lost count of the number of people who visited the stall, and bought something or took my business card.

All for a worthy cause

Staying cool in the shade on a hot sunny Salcombe day

The wind was a bit of a trial! We were glad of our stock of water botttles and that we were on the shaded side of the car park.

Gazebo sae form the wind

The gazebo, held fast with water bottles

All in all, a fun day. We will be back next year …

Thursday 8 August

On Thursday, it was the turn of the Hope Cove Lifeboat.

Hope Cove Lifeboat | Worthy causesThis is another regular event for us and it’s always a joy to take part. The organising team, together with the staff of the Cottage Hotel couldn’t be more helpful.

We had our usual stall in the dining room of the Cottage Hotel, donated a prize for the raffle and sold our wares during their fundraising day, donating a percentage of our profits to the Lifeboat charity. In total, they raised a wonderful sum: £4,028.

Anne assures me I could have taken a better shot but, at least you can see, at closer range, the products now available (as well as our morning coffee pot), and she is smiling despite spending hours on her feet.

Our next outing: Tuesday 10 September

On Tuesday 10 September, we will be at Burton Farm for a coffee morning 10.30am-12.30pm in support of The Triangle Centre.

Can we support your charity?

Yes! We are keen to support local worthy causes.

Let us know when your event is, and I’ll check if that date is clear in our diary. Just contact me, and we will help as best we can.

Cards galore – all in a good cause

This time next week, the Hope Cove Fundraising Day will be just starting.


When is the Hope Cove Fundraising Day?

12 noon until 3pm on Thursday 4 August



The Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove


WHAT WILL I BE selling?

My fine art greetings cards, including the one of Hope Cove (featured above)


How much are the cards?

My full range of fine art greetings cards will be on sale at £2 each or 3 for a fiver.

However, there are 52 cards, and my twirly display stand only holds 48. So I’ve decided not to stock four designs once the current supply runs out. These four designs will be on sale at Hope Cove Fundraising Day, at a special price.


Special offer? How much?

£1.25 each or 5 for a fiver

Choose from these four designs: Rose Dawn, Leaving Ditch End, Morning Drift and The Creek.

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For less than 1% of the sales price of an original painting, you can invest in a fine art greetings card.

Send it to a friend or frame it for yourself. Whistlefish sell frames that fit … about £10 each.