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All Counties Craft Challenge

Former Create and Craft employee, John Bloodworth, is embarking on a 12-month challenge - to spread creativity across the nation and raise money for a charity which is close to his heart.

John (42), who is also known as the Gentleman Crafter, will be touring all 92 historic UK counties, crafting with communities along the way in a bid to raise £20,000 in aid of Mind, a UK-based registered mental health charity.

John, who has suffered periods of depression and anxiety, said: "I know from my own experience that crafting is therapeutic. I’m hoping this trip will promote the benefits of crafting, raise awareness of mental health and raise valuable funds for Mind." We’re supporting John's epic adventure - following his journey, helping to fund-raise and bringing you the latest news from the All Counties Craft Challenge


How You Can Get Involved

EXCLUSIVE All Counties Craft Challenge Colouring Book - All Donations To MIND

Some of your favourite crafting celebs have helped create this book of 24 postcards - so you can give a donation and receive a truly special product. Designers include Stephanie Weightman, Nancy Watt, Pollyanna Pickering and the Crafty Gentleman himself, John Bloodworth, among others! Each pad comes with 6 colouring pencils, so you can create your own, personalised postcards, while helping charity at the same time!

Simply click on the amount you wish to donate below:

Our presenter, Dean, has been unwinding with a bit of colouring - have you?

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This UK charity provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Local Minds support over 375,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.

Mind is a charity which relies on donations.

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