If you’re looking for a gift with a local flavour which also helps the on-going work of an Island charity, then here’s the opportunity to pop into any branch of Crossroads Care to pick up your copy of next year’s calendar and their Christmas cards.
The charity’s beautifully illustrated calendar, entitled As Manx as the Hills, has been designed by local artist Felicity Wood and depicts a number of original designs alongside a selection of Manx expressions. They have been chosen specifically for their relevance to the Isle of Man, using a mixture of well-known phrases and other which are a little more obscure – with explanations also provided. This year’s Christmas card design has been taken from the calendar.
Felicity, who has been associated with Crossroads Care for eighteen years, specialises her work by developing a modern twist on Celtic design using a range of medium, including clay and watercolour.
Her work has raised thousands of pounds for the charity.
Crossroads Care is an independent Manx charity which provides support to all carers and individuals with care needs, regardless of disability, illness, or age, and is currently the leading provider of both practical and emotional support for carers living on the Isle of Man – with a view to improving their lives.
Both the calendar and cards can be purchased from the charity’s main office at Eden Park, or from any of their local shops. Alternatively, purchasers can phone 673103 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The calendar is priced at £6 with a pack of ten Christmas cards costing £4.
© November 2019
(Courtesy of Manx Life)