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Caring Colouring: Keeping Us Connected During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on 05 April 2020 09:30 AM

Age UK West Cumbria have teamed up with JEHANE Ltd – an Illustration Agency in Brighton who want to help bring some care, colour and compassion to people’s lives during the coronavirus outbreak.

They have published ‘Caring Colouring’, a 32 page colouring book filled with wonderful illustrations designed to help people during their isolation.

JEHANE Ltd has kindly donated 200 copies of ‘Caring Colouring’, along with a kaleidoscope of 2,000 colouring pens to our charity. These will be distributed through our new Food Parcel Delivery service, an initiative created to deliver essential food items to vulnerable older people in Allerdale and Copeland during the coronavirus outbreak.

The partnership was created after Jehane Boden Spiers, founder of JEHANE Ltd, responded to a plea made by Jane Mindar on social media. Jane, the Deputy Chief Executive of Age UK West Cumbria, was in the process of temporarily closing the charity’s face-to-face services and was looking for ways to ensure people felt connected at home.

“Our clubs, groups and services provide a vital source of support and social activity for older people across West Cumbria. I wanted to make sure that these people still feel connected whilst isolating in their own homes. To some it might just be a colouring book, but to the older people we support it’s reassurance that there are people out there that care. Colouring is also a brilliant way to relax when things feel overwhelming. We cannot thank JEHANE Ltd enough for this incredibly thoughtful and generous donation, we are so grateful.” – Jane Mindar (Deputy CEO at Age UK West Cumbria)

“I was delighted to respond to Jane’s request. With all the experience we have and the fantastic artists I am working with, I immediately thought of making our own colouring book. The concept of ‘Caring Colouring’ seemed the perfect name for our collaboration. I hope it brings much needed reassurance, connection, and joy to the clients of Age UK West Cumbria. Our love and creativity are with them all” - Jehane Boden Spiers (Founder of JEHANE Ltd)

If you would like to support JEHANE Ltd and Age UK West Cumbria, you can download a digital copy of ‘Caring Colouring’ for a small donation here:

Caring Colouring: Digital Download

All proceeds will go to Age UK West Cumbria.