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The 70,273 Project

The 70,273 Project was the brainchild of Jeanne Hewell-Chambers, who became aware that this was the number of souls who were deemed ‘imperfect’ and put to death, between January 1940 and August 1941. Two red crosses on their white medical record was all it took. Thousands of ‘blocks’ of white fabric and two red crosses have been created, all over the world, to match the number of lives lost. These are being made into quilts which are first being displayed in Rochester Cathedral and Durham to commemorate National Holocaust Day on 27th January 2018. They are then going on a World tour spreading the message of love, and we are raising funds for the transport costs. The blocks and quilts have all been created by people moved by this story and as an affirmation that we are all perfectly imperfect!

The Cinnamon Trust

The Cinnamon Trust, founded in 1985 by Mrs Averil Jarvis, is a national charity whose primary objective is to preserve the relationship between elderly owners and their much loved pets and to overcome difficulties that can arise. A national network of over 15,000 community volunteers provide practical help when any aspect of day to day care causes a problem, for example walking the dog for a housebound owner.

A national fostering service is provided for pets who’s owners face a spell in hospital. The Cinnamon Trust also provides long term care for pets whose owners have died or moved to residential accommodation that will not accept pets. The Cinnamon Trust is very close to our hearts here at the Gallery, our mum Audrey recently gave a home to Charlie Brown a Yorkshire Terrier who lost his owner and brother within a couple of weeks of each other. Charlie Brown is 15 and semi blind with cataracts. After the loss of his family he was a very nervous little dog, but to see the change in him after just a few months is wonderful and there really is life in the old dog yet!  We are sure you will agree this is a charity worthy of support.

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