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Hannah’s inspired to help

New garden designs set to raise money for Scottish Borders Macmillan Centre


A NEW range of garden-inspired cards is the first stage of Scottish artist Hannah Longmuir’s bid to raise money for the hospital that cared for both her parents.

With her Jedburgh-based printers Footeprint donating the first 1,000 cards, the deal means the 55p from each will go straight to the fundraising appeal at Borders General Hospital, then at least 10 per cent from each sale thereafter.
And Hannah is also planning a raffle of the original artwork later in the year, alongside other prizes donated by fellow artists and makers based in the Scottish Borders to boost the appeal for improving and expanding the hospital’s Macmillan Centre.
“I’m really excited to launch my new A Garden For Wildlife range of five cards,” Hannah said, “The cards are all about plants and flowers that help wildlife to flourish. They feature bee-friendly foxgloves, leaf piles that give homes to hedgehogs, weeds that are essential for butterflies, evening-scented flowers that attract moths, and seed-heads for goldfinches to feast on.
“I designed these cards as a tribute to my parents who were both wonderful gardeners. Through their hard work and passion they created little wildlife havens in our back garden.
“Both my parents passed away while I was in my 20s and I wish I’d taken the time to absorb more of their knowledge about gardening.
“Mum and Dad both received treatment at the BGH, and Mum in particular spent many years being cared for by the excellent staff at the Macmillan Centre.
“Through their illnesses, I realised there was a shortage of beautiful cards that were appropriate to send to someone in hospital or at the end of their life. I wanted this range of cards to be appropriate for all occasions, for the joyful and the tricky times.”

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