2015 Christmas cards now on sale

20 October 2015

Christmas cards for 2015 are now available to order, featuring a picture created by a client of Transform. Proceeds raised will support our work with homeless and vulnerable people in and around Surrey.

Clients were invited to send in their artwork for the Christmas card competition which launched in winter 2014. We received a number of entries from clients who face difficulties such as mental health issues, learning disabilities and homelessness. The winning entry was a picture called ‘Star in the East’ by Edward.

Before coming to Transform, Edward was struggling to cope with mental health issues. He had been living in a flat alone for four years, but was quite isolated. Because of that he became very ill and was hospitalised. He then moved in to a shared house run by us, where he lives with people who
have been through similar experiences.

Edward said: 

“When I first visited Transform, I immediately noticed it was peaceful. I was able to move in quickly, and I’ve now been here for six years. It’s the best place I’ve ever been, and my life is completely different now. It is therapeutic here, and that has been a big part of the healing process for me.”

Part of Edward’s therapy is to attend an art class which is where he created the winning entry for this year’s Christmas card competition:

“I was very pleased when I found out I had won the Transform Christmas card competition. I just created the image out of my head, at an art therapy class I attend in Farnham. I was very happy and encouraged with the news, and it has helped my confidence.”

Paul Mitchell, Chief Executive of Transform said:

“Our Christmas card for 2015 features a stunning picture by Transform client Edward. We received lots of fantastic entries to this competition and I would like to congratulate Edward on his achievement and all our other artists for their wide range of talents. We hope the cards will be very popular, raising essential funds to help us support homeless and vulnerable people across Surrey and beyond this Christmas.”

Each pack of Christmas cards costs £3.75 and contains 10 cards in total. Three packs can be ordered for £10. The funds raised will support homeless and vulnerable people and give them a second chance in life this Christmas.

To order our Christmas cards, please call 01372 387132 or email hadams@transformhousing.org.uk

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