Spread the message of kindness
We could all do with a little kindness right now. With many isolating alone or concerned for loved ones, the British Red Cross has teamed up with a group of 11 UK-based artists to help reassure us that although the Covid-19 virus may be temporarily keeping us apart, kindness will help keep us together.
In addition to helping raise our spirits, this latest campaign also hopes to drive donations, offering 100 limited-edition prints for sale.
Along with iconic British graphic artist, printmaker and designer Anthony Burrill, Rob Lowe (Supermundane), Rose Blake, Rob Flowers, Yukai Du, Timothy Hunt, Ruby Taylor, Nina Cosford, Bett Norris, Cajsa Holgersson and Oli Frape have all lent their skills to the project to create individual artworks to help share the message.
While adults can get their hands on these, black and white versions are also available through the British Red Cross online shop for children (and adults) to download, colour in, and share on social media or in their windows.
Executive Director at the British Red Cross, Zoë Abrams said: “The British Red Cross has supported people in crisis for over 150 years. Throughout two world wars we connected people who wanted to do their bit to help with those who were in need.
“Today as our nation faces this virus, we want these inspirational artworks to encourage people to take action and join our kindness movement. Remember that though you may feel anxious and uncertain, you are not powerless and you are not alone.”
This artist collaboration is part of a wider campaign from British Red Cross demonstrating how small acts of kindness can make a difference. More than 50,000 people have signed up as community reserve volunteers for the British Red Cross.
To volunteer or get one of these limited-edition prints visit redcross.org.uk.