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Artist's personal thanks to Windsor hospice

Artist's personal thanks to Windsor hospice

Francis Batt

Artist's personal thanks to Windsor hospice

A successful visual artist whose mum was cared for at Windsor's hospice has found his own way of saying thank you.

Jonathan Velardi's mum Lilli died in 2009 after a long battle against cancer.

Now Jonathan, 28, who is a graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art and founder and creative director of Windsor-based Studio Velardi, has come up with a range of fundraising hospice Christmas cards. The designs (above left) range from the town's world famous Windsor Castle and the Copper Horse statue to images of serving soldiers.

Jonathan said: “I have been buying hospice Christmas cards for many years and know it’s a vital source of income. I wanted to add to this success and generate further income by creating a contemporary card with a Windsor theme."

Wisia Sokol, E-Trading Manager at Thames Hospicecare which runs the hospice in Hatch Lane, said: "We were really impressed by Jonathan's designs. It wasn't just that the cards are bold and colourful but amusing too."

The cards can be bought at the hospice shops or online at www.thameshospicecare.org.uk

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