How a Bucklebury watermelon started the demand for 7-year-old cards for charities with special needs
A seven-year-old girl who put her creativity to good use over the summer has found her designs so popular that they’ve been turned into cards which are sold by a Woolhampton store to raise money for two charities that bring her hold dear.
Amelie Turnbull, from Caversham, had painted in watercolors during the school holidays and the art was so beautiful that she started selling them through her mother Davina’s Facebook page. They turned out to be so popular that her family quickly realized that they would have to print them as cards to sell and “Little Amelie Art” was born. Her mother Davina Turnbull said Amelie’s very first card, the watermelon, was created while her father and wife looked after Amelie and her brothers for the afternoon in Bucklebury.
Miss Turnbull said: “Amélie has two brothers, Harry and George. George is 14 years old and suffers from complex disabilities due to a brain defect. Amélie has decided to donate 50% of the profits from the sale of her cards to Camp Mohawk and the Music Club, two local charities that support our family tremendously because of George’s needs.
Camp Mohawk is a multi-functional day center for children with special needs and their families, located in five acres of beautiful countryside, just outside of Wargrave. Throughout the year, the center offers a range of activities, facilities and natural spaces to encourage children with special needs to play, socialize and learn in a safe and caring environment.
The Music Club is an extracurricular / extracurricular activity for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs. It offers a short break activity using music and movement to provide fun, play and recreation for children and young people with disabilities and their families who may be at risk of social isolation and social exclusion.
Since the cards arrived recently, they are selling in huge numbers, gaining immense support. The cards, priced at £ 3, are now stored in The Corner Shop in Woolhampton. They are eco-friendly, printed on a 100% recycled card with biodegradable packaging. The store carries a selection of his designs, including the ever popular Snowman Christmas card which is already in the process of being reprinted as it sells out less than a week after the cards launch. In two days, Amélie had 550 likes on a Caversham Gossip Girls Facebook post and hundreds more on other social media sites, attracting very positive comments such as “I will definitely be going to the store to buy some” . My son had a wonderful time at Camp Mohawk ‘, showing his support for local charities.