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Helping homeless is on the cards

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Image captionImage 1: Pictured is the Panda Hug card designed by Guan

A painting therapy project has created a range of greetings cards to support a charity in Barons Court.

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Image caption: Image 2: Guan's Rose Heart card

The cards include topical Easter bunny pictures, perky daffodils to celebrate spring and all-purpose images for any occasion.

Buying the local artists’ work helps the Barons Court Project assist those living with mental health conditions, isolation, depression and homelessness.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council provides more than a quarter of the project’s annual running costs.

Home(less) made

The laminated cards have been painted by service users at the project in Talgarth Road, during their weekly ‘Home(Less)Made’ art group which encourages creativity and positively channelling emotions.

You can order the cards online here, with half the money going directly to homeless artists, and half supporting the project itself.

Project manager Michael Angus runs the centre with a team of volunteers, providing showers, meals, phone charging, computer access and clothes-cleaning services to those on the streets. The project relies on donations.

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Image caption: Image 3: A series of three Rainbow Tree cards designed by Guan

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