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Virtual art and craft exhibition to benefit Caithness General


By David G Scott

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DUE to lockdown restrictions an annual art and craft exhibition will now take place online with money raised going to Caithness General Hospital.

The charity called Mr and Mrs Blood Drop rose to the challenge of putting on a show after last year's successful weekend event in Latheron.

Joy Jackson from Lybster, who set up the charity, said: "Due to the cancellation of my art and craft exhibition this year, I decided to do a virtual one instead but running for a little longer than a weekend.

Joy Jackson at last year's successful show in Latheron.Picture: DGS
Joy Jackson at last year's successful show in Latheron.Picture: DGS

"My exhibition helps raise funds for Caithness General Hospital. As we can't do this in person, let's do it virtually."

Last year she raised £700 from the Latheron show for the hospital's blood laboratory.

Joy had suffered from a blood disorder in 2012 and was “fixed up” by medical staff at the hospital with blood donations.

“They gave me donor platelets and it fixed me right up,” she said.

“I wanted to repay them for all the great work they do and that’s when I got the idea for the charity called Mr and Mrs Blood Drop.”

Joy knitted two cute blood-drop gonks with googly eyes and with the creation of Mr and Mrs Blood Drop the charity is now in its very healthy seventh year.

The Mr and Mrs Blood Drop toy gonks as they appear on the charity's Facebook page.
The Mr and Mrs Blood Drop toy gonks as they appear on the charity's Facebook page.

For the online show, Joy is urging artists and craftspeople to donate 50p per piece posted and 10 per cent on a sale to her charity page.

"All you have to do is upload a photo of your work to the Mr and Mrs Blood Drop Facebook page and include name, material, size, by and price," she said.

"You can post as many as you like. Please comment on the photo of the piece you would like to purchase. Then message the seller to make payment."

The Mr and Mrs Blood Drop Facebook page is at www.facebook.com/Mr-Mrs-Blood-Drop-Caithness-908864022520074/

The crowdfunding page for Caithness General can be found at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mmbd-caithness


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