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We’re proud sponsors of charity colouring book ‘Lockdown Legends’

June 6, 2020

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During the Covid-19 lockdown, our wonderful digital agency created a fantastic charity colouring book. They invited us to be a sponsor, and we jumped at the chance to get involved!

When you’ve got a lot of time on your hands, like many of us had during the pandemic lockdown, sometimes there’s nothing better than doing something creative! Midlands-based illustrator Sabina Gran teamed up with our digital partner PLOTT Creative to create a fantastic colouring book to help raise funds for NHS workers.

Raising vital funds for the NHS

Inspired by the drawings people are putting in their windows in support of the NHS, Sabina created a series of hand-drawn colouring-in boards which she originally uploaded to her social media accounts for people to download.

Overwhelmed by the response – including messages from NHS staff and their patients – Sabina teamed up with PLOTT MD Anna Plotnek to create a book of images including the Her Majesty the Queen, Colonel Tom Moore and Joe Wicks, with four dedicated to the NHS. Lockdown Legends was born!

Anna reached out to Fuel Bank Foundation for support with Lockdown Legends, and we were more than happy to contribute to the printing and distributions costs for such a fantastic project.

“Lockdown Legends immediately struck a chord with the Foundation and our trustees. It’s a small, localised concept that we could really get behind. Supporting individuals and communities in times of need is central to what we do as a charity, and we really felt like the Lockdown Legends project could benefit from our support. We were excited to watch it grow, and we celebrated the success it achieved.”
Matthew Cole, Fuel Bank Foundation

The project has raised over £20k, and every penny from the sale of the Lockdown Legends colouring-in book has gone to University Hospitals Birmingham Charity’s NHS ‘Superheroes Fund’, which provides support for frontline workers at the Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope hospitals. Cash raised funds snacks and treats for staff, overnight packs for those staying away from home and tablets so patients can video call their families from their hospital beds.

The book costs £12.95 and is available to buy via PLOTT or through the Hospital Charity website.