A PAISLEY mum is ecstatic after a design she created was printed on a t-shirt and sold online to raise money for charity.
Whitestuff, a British fashion and lifestyle brand, has contacted Home-Start UK to ask mums supported by the charity to get involved in a new project to empower women.
Laura Ross entered the competition to design a t-shirt and was thrilled when her artwork was chosen along with two other mums.
Laura, who was supported by Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, said: ‘My partner and my dad always say they like what I draw but you never know if they’re just nice. I couldn’t believe other people really liked my stuff. I was so surprised when I heard that White Stuff had selected my design. It gave me so much confidence. I’m so excited to see what they do with my design. It has been a beautiful thing to be a part of this and it has made me realize that I am capable of so much more than I realize.
Home-Start UK is a charity which supports families through a range of issues such as; isolation, physical health problems, postnatal depression and bereavement among many others.
In September 2020, White Stuff donated £50,000 to Home-Start UK’s emergency relief fund to help families in need of extra support due to Covid-19.
Paula Bonham-Carter, Buying and Design Director at White Stuff, said: “We wanted to make it a fun and creative competition where everyone felt they could have a go. The designs we’ve chosen look great and we hope the t-shirts have given the mums who designed them a big boost of confidence, as well as inspiring others to step out of their comfort zone and try something. again.
There are over 180 Home-Starts across the UK, parents are matched with a trained volunteer who helps and supports families through any issues they may face.
If you would like to become a volunteer trained by Home-Start, you can find more information on: https://www.home-start-renfrewshire.org.uk/