Meet the Crafters – Episode Three

Neil Marshall

Age: 52

Location: Stafford, Staffordshire

Craft: Metalwork Upcycler

About Neil: Petrol-head Neil loves turning scrap metal into something new and exciting. However, his unique business is struggling, and he may have to soon go back to a day job.

Website: www.uniquemetalworks.co.uk

Backstory:

• Neil has always had a passion for motorbikes and cars, and being a builder by trade he’s always been very handy. However, when he turned 50, he decided that he wanted a change in life and decided to take his passion for upgrading machines and turn it into his business.

• Neil gets all his metal from scrapyards and donations from people in the local area. He says he can usually tell straight away what he will turn a piece of scrap into and loves transforming something that would otherwise go to waste into a completely new product.

• His product line is extremely varied and ranges from mini aeroplanes and animals made from old springs and screws, to lamps made from gear cogs, to figurines and log burners made from old petrol tanks. He likes to do something that no one else is, and has an extremely unique product line.

• Neil says the majority of the work goes into cleaning up the old metal before constructing it into a new item. Most of his products can be made from start to finish in a couple of days. His products range vastly in retail price, with the smallest items starting at £25 each, the lamps ranging anywhere from £100-£250 and the largest or most complicated items selling for over £500 each.

• Neil sells his products at weekly street markets, but would love to do larger craft fairs. He says the thing stopping him from upscaling the business to bigger events is the fear that he will fork out for a stand and then nothing will sell leaving him out of pocket. He doesn’t think he is a natural salesman and finds this part of running the business most difficult.

• Neil needs to sell roughly £500 of product per week to stay afloat. However, this year has been slow sales wise and Neil is unfortunately having to consider going back to working as a labourer for a few months to get some extra income. He says he can keep going for a couple more months before he has to make the decision.

Wendi Trasmundi

Age: 50

Location: Mold, Flintshire

Craft: Glass painting, fusing and torch Artist

About Wendi: Wendi wants to take her craft to the next level by exploring larger craft fairs to enable her to sell higher ticket items.

Website: http://www.trasmundiglass.co.uk/

Backstory:

• Wendi originally started her career working in stained glass, but after having children life took her in another direction. It was only five years ago after her husband bought her a kiln and told her to ‘get on with it’ that she started getting creative again. She finally gave up her class room assistant day job a year ago to pursue crafts full-time.

• Wendi says her main focus since starting back up has been carrying out workshops where she can teach glass art, and then selling things she makes on the side to promote the workshops.

• Wendi describes the products she makes as “all sorts of weird stuff”. She started with smaller items such as coasters and tree decorations, and has since moved onto mirrors, wall plaques, lanterns and most recently robots. She says she loves making weirder and wackier pieces and finds part of the thrill is trying to sell them and see if people like them.

• Wendi says she feels like when you go to craft fairs, there are a lot of glass sellers, but she likes to think that her range of products makes her a bit different to all the others because she combines painting, fusing and torch work in her pieces. Her product prices range from £5 to £100+.

• The first craft fair Wendi went to sell her glasswork, she only made £50. However, she feels this has gotten better over time.

• Wendi thinks people at the fairs local to her aren’t prepared to pay for more expensive items such as her wall panels as she believes that these are more suited to an exhibition style venue, so this restricts her to sell mostly her smaller items at the fair.

• Wendi admits that she would find going further afield more difficult because of the long traveling hours and although she works hard to talk to people, explaining different techniques and methods in her work can be exhausting.

Olivia Goodwin

Age: 23

Location: Treforest, Pontypridd

Craft: Weaver

About Olivia: Full-time crafter Olivia wants to expand her business, but she’s never been to a craft fair before through fear of rejection

Website: www.oliviagoodwinart.com

Backstory:

• Olivia is a passionate Weaver and Embroider, she loves creating tactile and sensory items. A lot of her pieces have elements of touch – like her handbags and wall hangings. Olivia creates pieces with fun fibres like banana and nettle, she calls herself ‘The Hippy Weaver’.

• Originally from Cheshire, Olivia has recently finished a degree in creative therapeutic art in Cardiff. Her mum runs her own craft business and taught Olivia how to knit and crochet. They would go to knit and stitch shows together. Olivia’s Grandma taught her how to embroider, and they’d spend lots of time making clothes together.

• Although Olivia buys her wool from her mum, they both have very different styles and tastes. Her mum follows rules and patterns, whereas Olivia crafts her own creations. She can create various items in a day, like scarves and wall hangings – depending on the detail.

• Because of Olivia’s dyslexia, her mum introduced her to weaving particularly as it didn’t require the crafter to follow patterns. Olivia fell in love with it. She has also learnt how to dye her own yarn, using bright colours to spark joy in people’s lives.

• Olivia has a part time job working for various charities, helping those with learning difficulties by teaching them how to craft.

• Olivia’s dream would be to have a permanent stand on a market or a shop whilst continuing to teach people with disabilities. She currently sells some of her items in a local café, and gets the odd commission through friends, but she’s not really got much of an online presence.

• Olivia would love guidance on pricing and how to reach more people. Currently she’s making coasters starting at around £5 for 4, along with placemats, table runners, sketch books, and scarves selling at £45. Olivia wants to expand her range. She’s recently started designing basket weaving plant pots, but isn’t sure what’s right for her buyers.

• Olivia is a qualified creative and therapeutic Facilitator. She also has a part time job working for various charities, helping those with learning difficulties by teaching them how to craft.

Meet the Crafters – Episode Two

Michael Smith

Age: 28

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Craft: Furniture Maker About Mike: Mike has been striving to make ends meet as a full-time furniture maker. He is looking to increase his public exposure in order to generate more furniture sales.

Website: https://www.idlefurniture.co.uk/

Backstory:

• Michael has always loved creating since he was a child, making things with his brothers in his dad’s outdoor shed. After school he decided to study Architecture at Newcastle University hoping that it would be the perfect blend of design and technical skills.

• Mike worked in architecture for around 5 years, but didn’t feel like it was the right profession for him. He wanted to be more hands-on and make his own designs.

• After teaching himself from industry professionals using online resources including YouTube, he and his girlfriend moved back home to the North of England where Mike had the freedom to set up his own workshop. Initially supporting himself with part-time work at local furniture companies before starting his own business ‘Idle Furniture’ in 2017.

• Mike’s work takes inspiration from mid-century and shaker design principles, blending time honoured craft techniques with contemporary design to create beautiful furniture that is made slow and built to last. A lot of furniture makers in Yorkshire have a traditional style, so he thinks this gives him the edge to stand out above others.

• Mike is still working out of a small outbuilding at the bottom of his parents’ garden, and although he’s been working full-time for the last 6 months, maintaining a steady flow of work is difficult. Without a back-up he will soon have to go back to working part-time.

• Mike’s prices vary based on the size, material and the labour that goes into each product. Currently, a side table ranges between £275 – £350, bespoke mirrors are £200 – £300 and one-off dining tables can vary from £1000 – £3000. Mike is looking expand his range further to sell more at the craft fair.

• It takes him around one week to make a small batch of 10 frames or 5 side tables.

• This will be the fourth time Mike has exhibited at a craft fair. He hopes that when people are able to speak to him and see his work first hand they will appreciate the care and attention to detail that goes into each piece, and hopefully be more inclined to buy or commission a piece of fine furniture from him.

• Mike’s dream is to get the opportunity to make furniture every day in his own workshop. He has put time into his website, but doesn’t really have the footfall or a strong reputation yet, and needs to work hard to turn his dream into reality.

Lynda Worthington (57) Katie Atkinson (54)

Location: Chop Gate & Emley, Yorkshire

Craft: Needle Felters

About Lynda & Katie: Best friends, Lynda and Katie, are eager to take their business to the next level so Katie can go part-time at her work, but admit they’re a bit nervous when it comes to craft fairs.

Website: https://www.needlebugsfelting.co.uk/

Backstory:

• Lynda and Katie have been friends for over 40 years. Lynda has a smallholding and Katie works as a social worker.

• They started making and selling needle-felting just over a year ago. They tried to sign up to a course but were told it was too advanced for them. So, determined not to be put off, they taught themselves from videos on YouTube. They say it is ‘great to learn something together and see the progress we’ve made. It’s brought us even closer.’

• They have a variety of products at different prices. The cheapest are a range of animal brooches at £10 – £18 each, to a rams’ head that retails for £290. They’ve also now started taking bespoke commissions as well.

• Living in Yorkshire, the pair have tapped into their interest in British wildlife through their needle-felting, making mostly animals found in their beautiful part of north Yorkshire. They use a combination of wool and wire to construct the animals, with the wire allowing the animals to be ‘jointed’ and repositioned.

• Lynda and Katie have done a couple of craft fairs to date. They say the takings were around £1,200 over two days and whole experience was a massive learning curve. ‘We didn’t have a clue what we were doing at the first one. Stuff like getting pricing right and being organised is important. We panicked!’

• They both feel that they still have a lot to learn about their craft, and Katie would love to be able to take her job part-time to enable them to expand the business. The fairs they currently sell at are small and local, but they’d love to sell at larger fairs as well as start doing workshops and sell needle-felting kits.

• Lynda and Katie also feel that their basic business acumen isn’t great and they need to learn about stock taking, keeping books, having a good range of stock and all the basics of running a business.

Christina Stephens West

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Craft: Plastic Sculptor About Christina:

About Christina: Christina has been sculpting with recycled plastic and factory off cut waste plastic for a number of years, recently taking her craft to brave new heights. She is determined to challenge herself by creating more ambitious pieces with the view to her work becoming a household name.

Website: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RococcoLcwVintage

Backstory:

• Christina has been crafting for years since her days as a fabric sculptor. Now she is passionate about making light sculptures and other pieces out of recycled thermo-plastic resin. She even recycles previous pieces, turning them into amazing new creations, so nothing goes to waste.

• Her house is full of her completed creations in situ, with pieces in her studio, dining room, sitting room, and any other space there is going.

• Christina’s interest in plastic began around 20 years ago when she wanted to change a glass bathroom window into a Perspex one. She’d gone to a powder coater to see if she could melt the plastic to shape into a design she wanted, and although the owner said it would never work, Christina convinced him to try – she proved him wrong.

• Christina is inspired by the malleability of plastic which she is able to sculpt into glass-like objects, like her lamp shades, vessels necklaces, photo frames and wall displays. Her designs respond well to artificial and natural light which Christina calls Light Sculptures.

• Christina has been crafting full-time for the past 5 months. Prior to this, she was a Design Technology teacher and part-time crafter. Her Design Technology skills help her in her product design.

• Christina’s product pricing ranges depending on size and material of her pieces from £20 to £1,000. Until now most of her sales have been through word-of-mouth, but she has started to take orders through her website.

• This is Christina’s first craft fair as an exhibitor. She hopes that people will catch the vision of beautifully recycled plastic, where the longevity of its life above ground, is now its unique selling point.

• Christina’s dream is to create bespoke sculptures every day, including an amazing outdoor plastic water feature, and is keen to find out how her products will be received and the income that they may generate. Eventually she plans build her own crafting studio at the bottom of her garden.

Meet the Crafters – Episode One

Heather Robertson

Age: 39 Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Craft: Polymer clay Sculptor

About Heather: Heather ploughed her redundancy money into her craft, and after two years, she needs to finally break even

Website: https://www.heatherrobertsonart.com/

Backstory:

• Heather returned to Basingstoke in her early 20’s, after she spent her childhood in South Africa. She was working full-time in customer services and then as a junior technical writer, but continued to paint, draw and sculpt as a hobby, always being drawn back to art and design which she studied at college.

• Heather took redundancy from her job 2 years ago and quit the rat-race to become a full-time polymer-clay sculptor. She has tried many crafts, but this is the only one she has a real passion for, and enjoys the varied creations she makes, especially the chance to incorporate other materials into her creations.

• Heather’s pieces are heavily influenced by fantasy fiction like ‘The Dark Crystal’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘The Never-Ending Story’. She predominantly works with polymer clay, testing its limits and getting completely immersed in the craft world.

• Heather makes art dolls and figures, collectable wands, fairy doors, dragons, pen pots, gift jars, book covers, wall plaques and jewellery. The time it takes Heather to create a finished piece varies from a few hours to several days, depending on the complexity of the piece, and her prices range from £10 – £200.

• Heather is planning to run workshops from home as she is struggling to find an affordable workspace to hire. Her craft takes place in what used to be the dining room and her art work spills out all over the house.

• Her business has a many ups and downs, and there is always something new to learn. Heather has had to learn how to build her own website and online shop (which is still an ongoing process), and is still learning how to use social media effectively to promote her work and online shop. She is hoping to make her first sale through her website soon.

• Heather’s a good procrastinator and isn’t sure how to get seen, so she has to rely on word of mouth and orders from social media. Her problem is that she can never stop making things, experimenting and trying new ideas. Heather isn’t sure if she needs to focus on selling certain items or to keep expanding her range.

John Cole-Morgan

Age: 42

Location: Tring, Hertfordshire

Craft: Long-Arm Quilter

About John: John has been quilting for 5 years. Will his self-doubt about his ability get in the way of him succeeding at the Clare Priory Craft Fair?

Website: https://www.beginnerquilt.com/

Backstory:

• 5 years ago, John started quilting and very quickly fell in love with it. Now it’s taken over his life as the main focus of all his time and energy.

• John has heaps of enthusiasm and passion for his craft, dedicating close to 7 days a week to it. • John has integrated himself into a group of female quilters although, as the only male, he sometimes feels like he doesn’t quite fit in.

• John loves the craft community and learns a lot from all the women he quilts with, whom he describes as much more talented than himself.

• • As the creator of the Facebook group ‘Beginner’s Quilt Support Group’, with almost 6,000 members from all around the world, John has been able to create large-scale projects involving a multitude of quilters.

• 26 people created a quilt for the Queen’s 90th birthday, a number of sunset quilts were created to support cancer research at the Festival of Quilts, a poppy quilt was made to celebrate the centenary of the First World War. All of these projects were headed-up and designed by John.

• A big fan of double-sided quilts, John has designed a few of his own patterns and enjoys putting kits together to encourage others to take up quilting.

• John loves pretty, colourful fabrics and has a bit of an obsession with buying fabrics from all around the world. He currently owns over 16,000 metres of fabric.

• John used to store all his materials at home, but has moved to a large studio where he can organise all his different fabrics and store his many quilts.

• John’s real lack of confidence in his ability is the main thing holding him back, along with the fear that people won’t respond well to his quilts.

Toni Godolphin

Age: 41

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

Craft: Crocheter

About Toni: Left-handed Crocheter Toni loves browsing at craft fairs. She’ll need to take a leap of faith to sell her own wares at the Clare Priory Fair

Website: https://www.instagram.com/thecraftingcow1/

Backstory:

• Toni crochets intricate brooches and hairclips, like flowers, owls and hearts, playful patchwork rabbits and colourful hippos.

• Despite being left-handed, Toni was determined to learn how to crochet and taught herself 5 years ago. By watching YouTube videos, she would mirror image the right-handed tutorials and now reads patterns backwards.

• Working part-time 3 days a week as a Compliance Officer, the rest of Toni’s time is dedicated to creating a range of different crochet items and teaching crochet in coffee shops and village halls.

• One of the things Toni loves about crocheting is the variety of different materials that can be used, so she also creates clutch bags and purses by combining old coke can tabs into her design.

• Keen to encourage more people to crochet, Toni has started a few ‘one ball’ projects. As the cost of a ball of wool can be expensive and few people want to buy more than one ball if too pricey, she has designed a set of mermaid fingerless gloves and a mermaid hat that only requires one ball of wool for the set.

• She mainly sells through her Facebook page ‘The Crafting Cow’, although has tried to sell at some local craft fairs and school fairs. She finds that the people can be a little critical on prices when it comes to handmade, the shops can sell a lot cheaper, mass produced items.

• Toni is interested in developing crochet kits and dreams of one day owning her own shop and crochet book with all her patterns in it. Interestingly, she writes all her patterns for right-handed Crocheters, despite being left-handed.

Helplines

If you’ve been affected by issues raised in any of our shows, please see a list of useful helplines below.

Mental Health

Rape and Sexual Abuse

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Child Abuse

Addiction

Money Difficulties

Storylines from Home & Away

Storylines from Neighbours


Mental Health

Mind
mind.org.uk

The Samaritans
Tel: 116 123 (Free)
samaritans.org

The Mental Health Foundation
mentalhealth.org.uk

Campaign Against Living Miserably
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
thecalmzone.net

Maytree
Tel: 020 7263 7070
maytree.org.uk

B-eat (Beat Eating Disorders)
Helpline: 0808 801 0677
Youthline: 0808 801 0711
b-eat.co.uk

National Centre for Eating Disorders
Helpline: 0845 838 2040
eating-disorders.org.uk

RETHINK
Helpline: 0300 5000 927
rethink.or

Time to Change
time-to-change.org.uk

 


Rape and Sexual Abuse

Rape Crisis
Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2:30 and 7-9:30)
rapecrisis.org.uk

RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre)
National Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)
rasasc.org.uk

The Survivors Trust
Helpline: 0808 801 0818
thesurvivorstrust.org

Women Against Rape
womenagainstrape.net

 


Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Think
think.direct.gov.uk

Talk to Frank
Helpline: 0300 123 6600
talktofrank.com

The Mix
Helpline: 0808 808 4994

Drugwise
drugwise.org.uk

Drinkline
Helpline: 0300 123 1110

Drink Aware
drinkaware.co.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous
National helpline: 0800 9177 650
alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

 


Child Abuse

NSPCC
Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours, every day)
nspcc.org.uk

ChildLine
Helpline: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
childline.org.uk

Papyrus
Papyrus HOPElineUK – 0800 068 41 41
papyrus-uk.org

 


Addiction

NHS Choices – Gambling
Addiction

Gamcare
Helpline: 0808 8020 133
gamcare.org.uk

Gamblers Anonymous (UK)
Helplines: See contact page for regional phone numbers
gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Gam Anon
Helpline 08700 50 88 80 24 hours a day every day National rate
gamanon.org.uk

 


Money Difficulties

Step Change
FreeHelpline: 0800 138 1111
stepchange.org

National Debtline
Free Helpline: 0808 808 4000
nationaldebtline.co.uk

Business Debtline
Free Helpline: 0800 197 6026
bdl.org.uk

Citizen’s Advice
citizensadvice.org.


GENERAL HELPLINES

Storylines from Home & Away

Army storyline: Jett is seriously injured following an explosion at the his Army Base.

  • British Legion which supports members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their family. They have many programmes to support people through mental and physical hurdles. Their helpline is 0808 802 8080, and their online chat service is info@britishlegion.org.uk.
  • Combat Stress 24-hour mental health helpline for veterans of the Royal Navy, Amy, Royal Air Force, Merchant Navy and other allied services who suffer from mental health problems. Helpline – 0800 138 1619
  • SSAFA Forcesline is a free confidential telephone helpline and email service giving support to ex-service people from the armed forces and their families.
  • Defence Medical Welfare Service (by St John and Red Cross) gives practical emotional support to the armed forces and their families to help them through illness or injury. Helpline – 0800 999 3697
  • Help For Heroes – offers all sorts of services for ex or current members of the armed forces and their families and loved ones
  • Blesma helps all serving and ex-service people who have lost limbs, or the use of their limbs or eyes to rebuild their lives and receive lifelong rehabilitation and welfare support.

 

Epilepsy storyline: Raffy is diagnosed with post-traumatic epilepsy, following a freak tunnel collapse.

  • Epilepsy Society has a helpline 01494 601 400 and an email helpline@epilepsysociety.org.uk that is confidential and available for anyone being affected by epilepsy – whether you have epilepsy yourself, are a friend or family member or are professionals affected by epilepsy
  • Young Epilepsy is the only UK charity dedicated to creating better lives for children and young people with epilepsy and related conditions. Their helpline is 01342 831342 and their email is helpline@youngepilepsy.org.uk
  • Epilepsy Action is the working name of the British Epilepsy Association, which aims to make life better for everyone affected by epilepsy. They do research, campaign and provide support services. Their helpline is 0808 800 5050.
  • Scope provides information and support for all disabled people, and they have a free disability helpline and email: 0808 800 3333, and helpline@scope.org.uk

 

Online grooming storyline: Bella falls victim to an online predator, and is in danger when she meets him face-to-face.

  • Childline is part of the NSPCC and helps children and young people (under 19) by providing a free and confidential service to talk about anything, whatever the worry. They have a chat service, an email address and their helpline number is 0800 1111.
  • Internet Matters is supported by industry partners like BT, Sky, TalkTalks, Google and the BBC and offers the best advice and information available on tackling online safety issues. It empowers parents and carers to keep children safe in a digital world. Has lots of information and tips about all sorts of internet matters, including online grooming.
  • The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse. They have a helpline called the Stop It Now! Helpline – 0808 1000 900.
  • Victim Support is for all those affected by crime who need support to move forward. They have a free Supportline to call – 08081689111

 

Storylines from Neighbours 

Huntington’s disease storyline: Chloe Brennan tests positive for the Huntington’s gene, a degenerative brain disorder, which has no cure.

  • Huntington’s Disease Association improves care and support services for people with Huntington’s disease, educates families and professionals and champions people’s rights
  • Marie Curie – providing care for families living with a terminal illness. They’re available to contact for practical information and emotional support on their support line 0800 090 2309
  • Rainbow Trust – supports families who have a child aged 0-18 with a life threatening or terminal illness
  • NHS – their section of advice and guidance on end of life care

 

Transgender Storyline: Mackenzie arrives in Ramsay street as Neighbours first transgender character and she struggles with school when she opens up about her transition.

  • LGBT Switchboard: 0300 330 0630
  • LGBT Foundation: 0345 3 30 30 30
  • LGBT Youth Scotland: 07786 202 370
  • National trans 24 helpline: 08443583204 / 07527524034
  • Mermaids: 0844 334 0550 (Mostly for young trans people)
  • The Beaumount Society: 07000 287 878
  • Gendered Intelligence: 0207 832 5848 (Info line that can point to advice services)
  • The Mix: 0808 808 499

Stalking storyline:  Scarlett follows Ned back to Ramsay street after meeting him at Sydney airport. Little does Ned know how much danger he is in.

  • National Stalking Helpline, run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, provides support and guidance for anyone who has been affected by harassment or stalking. Call them on 0808 802 0300.
  • Paladin is the National Stalking Advocacy Service and provides information and protection tools for victims of stalking.
  • Victim Support is for all those affected by crime who need support to move forward. They have a free Supportline to call – 08081689111

 

Men’s mental health support groups

National 

Samaritans:
https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/if-youre-having-difficult-time/other-sources-help/ 

CALM:
https://www.thecalmzone.net/ 

Movember:
https://uk.movember.com/mens-health/mental-health 


Local 

Bridgend – Andys Man Club 

Bristol – Man Up Man Down 

County Durham – Man Health 

Cornwall – Man Down 

Dewbury – Andys Man Club 

Dundee – Andys Man Club 

Dunfermline – Andys Man Club 

Edinburgh – MEN’S Share 

Glasgow – Brothers In Arms 

Halifax – Andys Man Club 

Hartlepool – Andys Man Club 

Hebden Bridge – Andys Man Club 

Huddersfield – Andys Man Club 

Huddersfield – Platform 1 

Hull Bradford – Andys Man Club 

Leeds – Andys Man Club 

Leicester – Matt’s Meet up 

Manchester – Andys Man Club 

Newton Abbot – Andys Man Club 

Oldham – Andys Man Club 

Peterborough – Andys Man Club 

Plymouth – Andys Man Club 

Sheffield – Andys Man Club 

Stafford – Andys Man Club 

Somerset – Street Men’s Shed 

St Johnston Perth – Andys Man Club 

Wakefield – Andys Man Club 

West Lothian – Neilshugs Foundation 

Suppliers List

Episode 1: Rosehill House

Fabric for window panels supplied by Edmund Bell

https://www.edmundbell.com

 

Paint supplied by Little Greene Paint Co

https://www.littlegreene.com/

 

Green tablecloths supplied by Richard Haworth

www.richardhaworth.co.uk

 

White tablecloths and napkins supplied by Vision

https://uk.visionsupportservices.com/


Episode 2: New Lowndes Arms

Hotel Bedding and Kettles supplied by Out of Eden

https://www.outofeden.co.uk/

 

Episode 3: The Sea Croft

Sofa supplied by Forest Contracts

http://www.forestcontract.com/

Accommodation for the Theatre Professionals supplied by Theatre Dig Booker

www.theatredigsbooker.com

 

Episode 4: The Lawn

Tea Caddy Box supplied by 4 R Office

https://www.4roffice.co.uk

Logo Design and Signage supplied by Blue Lizard Signs

https://www.bluelizardsigns.com/

Cutlery supplied by Chef & Bar Supplies

www.chefandbarsupplies.co.uk

Printing supplied by Don Ruffles Ltd.

http://www.donruffles.co.uk/

Designed postcards, menu’s and business cards supplied by Guppy Graphics

http://www.guppygraphics.co.uk/

Hotel Toiletries supplied by Hotel Complimentary Products

http://www.hotel-complimentary-products.co.uk/

Mini Conserves supplied by Just Miniatures

https://justminiatures.co.uk/

Crockery supplied by Next Day Catering

https://www.nextdaycatering.co.uk/

Mini jam jar holders supplied by Out Of Eden

https://www.outofeden.co.uk/ 

Personalised Keyrings supplied by Perfect Gift Shop

http://www.perfectgiftshop.co.uk/

Personalised Pens supplied by Premier Print UK

https://www.premierprint.uk.com/

Episode 5: Zero Neuf

Throws supplied by Chalk Wovens

http://www.chalkwovens.com/wp/

Hotel evaluation supplied by Oliver’s Travels

https://www.oliverstravels.com/

Episode 6: Devon Bay

Resin stairs supplied by Harbron Home Improvements

www.hhigroup.co.uk

 

 

Available help

If you’ve been affected by the issues raised in The Murder Of Charlene Downes, please see some helplines below.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust:
Working towards a safer society. We offer advice on personal safety & stalking.

Missing People
Missing People is a national organisation in the United Kingdom that offers assistance to people who run away and/or go missing and their families.

The Children’s Society
Right now in Britain there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. The Children’s Society works with these young people, step by step, for as long as it takes.

Home Start
Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.

NSPCC
Abuse robs children of their childhood. Without help, the scars of abuse can last a lifetime. And as devastating as it can be for the child, society pays a heavy price too.

The Lucy Faithful Foundation
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.

Action for Children
We support families at risk of neglect through community projects and services. We lobby governments, work collaboratively with stakeholders and commission research.

Safe and Sound
The effect of child sexual abuse is devastating. It impacts upon a young person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Since 2002, we have been tackling child sexual exploitation by providing high quality tailored one-to-one support to victims and young people at risk.