Mawdesley glass maker smashes fundraising target

Mawdesley glass maker smashes fundraising target

by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A GLASS maker from Mawdesley has smashed her fundraising target of £10,000, which will be donated to a homeless charity.

Glass artisan Julie Langan has been selling fused glass rainbows and rainbow hearts during lockdown for Wigan-based charity The Brick. Julie glass workshop and gallery, at Cedar Farm Galleries in Mawdesley, sells bespoke glass artwork and giftware along with a range of glass-making courses.Julie initially launched her campaign to raise money for The Brick in April and set her target at £1,500 with a plan to create and sell 100 glass rainbow pieces.

The first batch sold within 24 hours and Julie made the decision to reopen her order book for a second phase of the campaign, which achieved over £6,000, in under four hours!

Julie said: “This particular project meant so much to me as so many people are facing enormous uncertainty, and it is a great comfort to know that The Brick is there to offer support, help and guidance.

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“I wanted to bring the campaign to a close, by raising £10,000 for The Brick, and to have achieved all of this in just two months really is incredible and humbling, and I want to thank everyone who has supported our campaign by purchasing a glass rainbow.”

Louise Green, CEO at The Brick said: “When we first heard that Julie was creating these beautiful rainbow pieces to raise money for The Brick we were so grateful, as Julie’s work is not only beautiful but this campaign has come at a time when the charity needs help from donations and fundraising, more than ever before, to ensure that our essential services continue.

“The COVID-19 crisis has really affected our charity and fundraising initiatives like Julies are providing us with much-needed funds to help keep our foodbank stocked and to enable us to continue to help the people in our community who need it the most.

“I, and everyone at The Brick, want to thank Julie and to thank everyone who has purchased a rainbow to help us reach the incredible £10,000 target. Thank you!”

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