Sheffield artist designs Christmas cards for hospital charity project

Children's Hospital Charity Christmas Card'Pete McKee
Children's Hospital Charity Christmas Card'Pete McKee
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A charity got an early Christmas present when a top artist unveiled his design for a set of festive cards that will help boost funds.

Sheffield artist Pete McKee has come up with some of his fun cartoon-style designs for special Christmas cards which will help raise cash for Artfelt, the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity’s arts programme.

This is the fourth year the well-known artist has designed a range of charity cards to support the work of Artfelt, of which he is a patron.

Pete said: “Last year’s cards were a huge success, so I am chuffed to be working with Artfelt again for this year’s designs.

“The work they do to bring art to the children’s hospital is amazing, so I am proud to support them.”

Pete’s colourful designs for his 2014 Christmas card range feature a pair of his favourite pooches, Frank and Tony, indulging in the all the joys of the season – from Christmas TV repeats to selection boxes and board games.

They will be sold in packs of 10 for £4, with all proceeds going to Artfelt.

Last year his eye-catching creations raised an impressive £7,000 for the arts programme which aims to brighten the children’s hospital wards, make the young patients smile and engage them in creative workshops.

Cat Powell, who is manager of Artfelt, said: “Pete is an incredible patron of ours, and we are so privileged he has chosen to support us with charity cards again this year.

“Our surroundings have a powerful effect on how we feel, and that’s especially important in hospital, where the environment can influence wellbeing and comfort for our patients and visitors.”

The Pete McKee charity cards will be available to buy from the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity office located inside the main entrance at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and at Pete’s A Month of Sundays gallery on Sharrowvale Road.

Or log on to www.artfelt.org.uk and www.petemckee.com to buy the cards online.