A Garston resident is using her artistic talent to spread Christmas joy and raise money for an important charity.
Jenny Bridger, 33, from Garston Drive is selling hand painted slates to fellow residents, with all proceeds going to Mind Hertfordshire’s Nightlight Mental Health Crisis Service; a countywide out of hour’s mental health service which provides a safe and welcoming space for people who are feeling distressed and experiencing a crisis.
Jenny said: “I’ve wanted to find a way to raise money for this service for a long time, because it’s really brilliant and I know that a lot of local people use it when in need.
“I’ve had help from Mind over the years, and I attend their arts and crafts groups on Thursdays, so this felt like the perfect way to give back.”
Jenny, who said she’s happy to deliver purchased slates to Garston homes, is selling most of the slates for between £3-£5 depending on the size.
She added: “The community has been really supportive on this so far, and I’ve been making as many bespoke slates as I can to keep customers happy.”
To see some of Jenny’s designs, go to @slatessupportingnightlight on Instagram or Facebook. You can message Jenny privately on either platform to speak to her about buying a slate.