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For all you budding artists out there, The Angel Hands Foundation is holding an art competition…

No need to be a trained or experienced artist. If you think you have an artistic flair, we’d love to exhibit your work on this page. You’ll have the opportunity to sell your work and the thirty best pieces will also go on display at our pop-up shop in Harrow and Wealdstone where they’ll be judged by professional artists. We have five prizes to be given away (to be announced soon) and the winning designs will be used on our charity Christmas cards!

Angel Hands is a charity which focuses on helping those who are isolated, to reintegrate back into society. The name ‘Angel Hands’ seemed perfect for us, as many people associate angels with a feeling of friendship and care.

So what’s the competition theme?

Angels, of course :)

Artists are always pushing the boundaries of how we perceive and present things. Use your imagination and creativity to the max here..

Your work can be any size, although if you want it exhibited in our pop up shop, it’ll need to be not larger than A2 (approx 42cm x 59cm) and you will also need to frame it in a simple BLACK frame. Sculpture and 3d work is also a welcome option.

Buyers can bid for your artwork online, and 20% of the sales will go to Angel Hands charity. Details of this to be announced.

Please forward your entries to Emma at emmamooreillustration@gmail.com and we’ll post them onto this page.

If you are struggling to find the extra budget for materials please pop in after the 15th of November or get in contact for one of our art packs.

Get creating and good luck!

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Please don’t forget to join us tomorrow at the North Bushey Community Fair, Cambel Mclaughlin will be hosting a free drum circle at our stall, we will have Angel Card readings and hopefully cakes 😉 to raise awareness and funds for Angel Hands. We will have some of the latest events at Attico Art Gallery advertised and it should just be a really fun (and sunny) day for everyone local to the area! See you there, at very least pop over and say hello!

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Just to say loving our new sign at Attico, will be updating shortly with our groups and events there but we pop down regularly and there is plenty of informal Angel Hands work and meetings going on. Please feel free to get in touch if you want to meet to discuss a way we can help you, or if you would like to get involved in anyway.

 

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On the 18th of July we look forward to doing a stall at the North Bushey Community Fair. To let people know more about Angel Hands and how we help the community. We will also be doing some drumming at the stall with Cambel McLaughlin  and also promoting the wonderful venue which is Attico Art Centre. Look forward to meeting some new people who may either help with our work, or know people who we could assist! Meanwhile dreaming it will be a sunny day then!

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Simbo Nuga the Ambassador for Herts and Beds Business Biscotti and owner of Social Enterprise Teach Wise has recently been discussing with Angel Hands how we can work together to create change and empower people in our local area. We have some dynamic projects up our sleeves due to our shared goals of creating opportunities and educating those who are struggling due to various crisis situations. September we will be starting some new programs and there will be places advertised via Simbo’s network and also here on our Website!

 

 

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Angel Hands feels privileged to be the chosen charity of Attico Art Centre in Watford. Andrew Horn the owner of Attico Art has many plans for its future, including cutting edge exhibitions, cultural musical evenings as well as dance and art classes. We hope to compliment the gallery with some charitable activities and fundraising. Its an awesome space and the fact they have chosen to support Angel Hands in our eyes makes this even better! There is also an Art Cafe with tasty vegetarian snacks open Tuesday to Sunday.

Will keep you updated with some of the events as they manifest!

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Rachel had the pleasure to attend the yearly awards for Surfra in North London. A wonderful North West London based charity, we hope to work alongside in some ways. They currently run a food bank to make sure noone in the area goes hungry (please let us know if you now anyone who can benefit from this and we can refer you). They also have a fresh fruit and vegetable scheme allowing people to purchase fresh goods at very reasonable prices per box – power in numbers!

Alongside this is an awesome food academy and food growing project. Sufra is a well run and extremely relevant and well run charity. It was a great pleasure to hear their news and try to see how we can work together.

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Our regular get togethers for survivors of domestic abuse are going from strength to strength. Its possible to feel quite emotional and upset hearing about some of the tough issues that our ladies and gentlemen have encountered. However, focusing on the positive steps forward and enthusiasm to make change is an absolute inspiration. We have seen huge progress, in both inner confidence and also practical strength to move forward and bring about change.

With skills such as interview pointers, public speaking tips, financial planning and CV advice on the agenda we have helped with a more confident approach to job seeking which has been a great favourite for regaining self confidence and financial freedom. Our open discussions with experts in areas as diverse (or linked as the case maybe!) as law, housing, therapy, fitness and health, natural health, finance and teaching have provided hours of thought proving and sometimes painful advice.

People have made friends, and become frustrated, gone 5 steps forward and sometimes 1 step back. But we can honestly say things haven’t stayed the same and the feedback so far is thats a good thing, and means the light is closer to the end of the tunnel.

Its hard to write updates about groups of a private and confidential nature but I just wanted to share, that don’t be scared to reach out in times of darkness. If you are feeling alone in your relationship and spending more times scared and in tears, it could be that something is seriously wrong and this could implicate you and if you have children their future too. Don’t be scared to see if you could benefit by joining our ongoing help to move on from abuse.

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It can feel a bit cold and bleak some days during the English winter, especially for those who don’t have much money to heat their homes, or friends and family to take their mind off the weather!

Angel Hands has been working on a new initiative around the country for those who are feeling isolated in their homes. We are working with 3 groups of people.

* Elderly members of society who are not having much interaction and due to financial hardship are becoming more and more isolated and spending a lot of time at home.

* Families who are struggling financially after ill health or serious relationship breakdowns.

* Motivated individuals trying to rebuild (or simply build) their lives and become financially secure, with regular employment and a sense of fulfilment.

We may be small but it doesn’t take much to help someone on the path to fulfil their dreams. Thank you to all the support we have received lately and will be updating more shortly. Please get in touch to find out more and either attend an event, or assist us.

 

 

 

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Today, tomorrow and Sunday we are back in Hertfordshire at the Elstree Morrisons doing a can and trolley collection for Angel Boxes. Been a very busy week, lots of items donated from lovely ladies in Bushey. Good trip to Wrexham to help out and also received some help, the same in Crewe and Stafford. Will update all our news shortly but for now if you are in the area please pop by Morriosns today and say hello or help out! We plan to distribute Angel Boxes on Monday so this is the last call for donations!

Have a great day!