Makers 4 Refugees for Help Refugees
Founded by Pip Wilcox in 2016, Makers 4 Refugees is a fluid and global collective of Makers who want to make a difference. 2016 was a year in which the world witnessed more than its fair share of horror. The unimaginable happened. Again and again. In Syria, in Calais, in Greece - and many other places too. There were days where many of us felt powerless and ineffectual - and aware of our privilege. On those days making can seem like an insignificant activity. But it's what us Makers can do. Our collective ability is to make objects of use and beauty. This project is about giving our making extra meaning and purpose by raising funds to support some of the people currently living through such desperate times.
2017 was our inaugural year of fundraising during which we were able to raise over £31,700 for the charity 'Help Refugees'. Pip is currently developing plans for the direction that Makers 4 Refugees will be heading in next. After taking a brief break we'll be returning in 2018 with further fundraising.
Thank you for your interest in this project.
Making a difference through our making
For our inaugural fundraising year a number of individual Makers were brought together by Pip Wilcox for this Project and each of them selected a week from the 2017 calendar. During 'their' week each Maker offered a piece or a batch of work which was auctioned on Instagram - and the entire auction proceeds were donated to Help Refugees through this fundraising page.
More information about this project can be found here: www.pipwilcoxceramics.com/pages/makers-4-refugees
On Instagram we are @makers4refugees and we would welcome you following us there.
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with gift aid: £32,032.60