Camphill MK has launched
Friends of Camphill MK – Camphill Angels as a response to more and more people looking
to support their charity with their big fundraising challenge.

As recent winners of
the Milton Keynes Business Achievement
for Arts & Culture, the
charity will create handmade pieces made by their residents in their creative
workshops and gift them as a special thank you to individuals donating from £10
a month.

Camphill MK residents with
various abilities participate daily in horticultural, culinary and creative
workshops. Those in the pottery and ceramics workshop are making ceramic pin
badges. The badges, around the size of a pound coin, involve the residents
rolling out slabs of clay to an even thickness and stamping out the shapes with
the iconic angel icon for the middle, which is taken from the charity’s logo.
The badges are then glazed and fired in their onsite kiln.

Resident Andrew, who has been
creating artwork from clay for almost 5 years, told us, “I roll the clay and use the
stamp. I make circles. When they have dried, I use the glazes to make
Andrew has lived in a shared house at Camphill
MK for 30 years and has made lifelong friends in the community.

These lovely pin badges are
tactile and eye-catching and connect the residents to the fundraising programme
in a purposeful way.

Trustee of Camphill MK and
CEO of MK Community Foundation Ian Revell was the first to sign up for the
scheme: “I am
passionate about creating a strong community in Milton Keynes, and Camphill MK
personifies this vision along with delivering high-quality care and integrity.
I was pleased to support a charity I value through a regular donation and will
wear my handmade pin badge with pride”.

The Friends of Camphill MK –
Camphill Angels scheme is open to anyone and can sign up via the website or by contacting the fundraising team.