Awards & Nominations
From time to time I enter my creations into competitions.
These competitions are always difficult as the artists who enter them are all very talented.
A few of my bears have been lucky enough to have won an award or been nominated to win an award.
Here they are below.
This bear deserves a special mention.
Made in honour of and named after Sophie Lancaster.
I never met Sophie, but I was in tears after hearing her story and wanted to do something to help.
So I made Sophie bear and she was raffled off at Whitby Gothic Weekend to help raise money for the Sophie Lancaster memorial bench in Whitby.
Since Sophie’s death on August 24th 2007, Sylvia Lancaster (Sophie’s mum) set up a charity in Sophie’s name.
The charity, known as The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, focuses on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in our communities.
This is a subject close to my heart as this could easily have been me or one of my friends.
If you would like to find out more about the foundation, please visit http://www.sophielancasterfoundation.com/