Hope Quest UK inspires, educates and empowers young people to improve their mental well being through the arts and nature.
The Hope Quest team is made up of myself, Cora-Laine, my sister, Ellie-Marie, and a close friend, Rowan. Together we hope to share our adoration for art and the outdoors.
Postcard Poems is a series of art pieces on A6 paper with personal poems written on the back, all created by our team members. By giving these postcards to people, we hope to brighten their days with these small positive creations. The postcards are handdrawn by myself and Ellie-Marie, with the poems written by me.
We can either post them to you or send a photo/scan through email!
This started as a completely free project, but we are now selling the postcards for £2 to raise money for our chosen charities: Safeline and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
Safeline is a charity that offers support to survivors of abuse and young people suffering from poor mental health. They have held a tremendous role in the lives of Ellie-Marie and I: boosting our confidence, giving us new skills and helping us to make new friends.
The Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is the leading local independent conservation organisation. Their mission is to bring people closer to nature and create a land rich in wildlife. Being outdoors and amongst nature has invaluable, positive impacts on our wellbeing. Keeping natural spaces safe and well looked after is vital to us as well as them. I adore nature walks and seeing all the wildlife, and so do my team. It is why we are supporting this charity.
A pack of 50 plain white postcards cost £2.99.
We make up to 5 postcards a day.
A 12 pack of stamps costs £7.80
A pack of 50 envelopes costs £2.90
The money raised will be split between our our two charities, with a small portion going towards the creation and postage of the postcards.