Hi Guys - Thanks to everybody for submitting their really excellent work for the Christmas card event. I have now got them all downloaded on to my machine. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic Queenscourt Hospice was unable to get them on to their website in time due to staff absences and part time working.
I have a favour to ask everybody. With your original consent being for your work to only be used for Christmas cards it stops Queenscourt from making any funds until next year. What I propose is, with your agreement, for Queenscourt and possibly other hospices to put your work on their websites and allow supporters to donate funds to make copies of your work for their own use or as gifts to family and friends. You will still own your copyright on your work and all you doing is giving them permission to make a copy. Hospices are really struggling to keep giving care to sick and terminally ill patients. With the epidemic reaching the current levels they will only struggle more and more.
The hospice, and I, really appreciates the effort you put in to your work and your kindness in allowing them to try and generate some funding to help keep them afloat and looking after patients. If they can use your original submissions to the Holiday Spirit event during the year it would make life a lot less stressful for them. Can I ask everybody who entered a piece of work into the event to put a comment on here either agreeing to the change or asking me to remove their work from the ones going to Queenscourt. Not a problem either way.
As a further thought, as the work will be on sale all year round, if you feel that you have a more summer or spring type of work that you can donate to the hospices then they would greatly appreciate it.
Many thanks again.