Candy Creates for Claire House

This year, our chosen charity is Claire House. The hospice provides care for seriously ill children and young people and their families. It is a comforting place for ill children and their families to go and make memories together. Their service is unique and can adapt to the needs of each individual who stays at the hospice.

In January I visited Claire House with some of my fellow Clicky colleagues, and found the experience to be incredibly moving. The staff were truly inspirational people who sacrifice their time and energy to improve the lives of the children who visit the hospice. The fundraisers told us that Claire House is looking to open a new location in Liverpool, and therefore donations now are more important than ever. I knew that I wanted to do something to help to raise money for Claire House.

I’m not great at running, climbing, or swimming, and I can’t ride a bike to save my life, so I knew that a sponsored marathon or cycle race wasn’t going to work for me. What I can do well is draw, and so I decided to sell my artwork to raise money for Claire House.

After advertising my intentions on Facebook to my friends and family I received plenty of orders, and my co-workers at Clicky also had a few requests for me. I have made personalised notebooks, wedding portraits, lettering prints and greetings cards so far, and the money I have raised from selling the pieces has been donated to a good cause: so far, I have raised £200 for Claire House.

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I hope to continue to raise money for the charity in the best way that I can, and I am still open for charity commissions. Claire House accept donations through bank transfer, so you can make a one-off donation directly. Visit to make a donation today.

To get involved in fundraising for Claire House, you can contact the charity here:

To help with my fundraising, if you have a request for me please let me know! You can contact me through Clicky or message me on Instagram. I can’t wait to hear your big ideas!

Written by Candy Sinclair-Ford

Digital Designer