Taken by Jack Thompson during my gig at Congleton’s Jazz & Blues festival in 2014, these original and unique prints signed by myself are available to purchase (unframed) through ArtWork Studios & Gallery and ALL sale proceeds will be donated to the mental health charity ‘SANE’ in aid of their essential and increasingly necessary life saving work across the UK. These prints are also currently on display in Wetherspoons in Northwich.
Here’s my press statement on why I’m involved in this project…
“I’m really proud to know Jack and be the feature of his wonderful photographs which are raising money for the charity SANE. I think it’s incredibly important we support mental health charities like SANE so that we can help those who need it most. Sadly I only started playing guitar after inheriting my Uncle’s acoustic following his suicide when I was 12. Whilst music and particularly songwriting has allowed me to keep my Uncle Chris’s memory alive in a positive way, I’m aware that currently, the suicide rate for men is still at its’ highest since 2001 according to statistics released by the Samaritans. For me that just isn’t ok. We must continue to help charities like SANE so they can help others and prevent future family tragedies.”
Jack, who himself lives with mental health conditions, would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for all of their help, support, and involvement in this including: Artwork Studios & Gallery; Lucy Zirins and family; SANE and their Fundraising Department; Wetherspoons Penny Black; The Northwich Guardian; and to all of his own family & friends x.
More information: www.sane.org.uk
SANE is a registered charity - number: 296572