Simpson’s Memory Box Appeal

Simpson's Memory Box Appeal (SiMBA) helps those affected by the loss of a baby. As well as providing memory boxes to bereaved parents to help gather timeless and precious memories of their child, they host support groups and provide family rooms within hospitals for bereaved parents to spend precious time with their baby. They have also created Trees of Tranquility; beautiful sculptures, adorned with individual leaves, which each represent a baby and can be engraved with a personal message.

Graphic Good's aim in 2017 is to raise the funds required to donate a CuddleCot to a hospital. This specially designed, vital equipment keeps babies cool and gives parents the option of spending more time with their little one before they have to say goodbye.

To find out more visit the SiMBA website. To support our fundraising efforts please visit our online shop where 100% of sales will be donated to SiMBA.

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Our Supporters

We're so grateful to our print sponsor Blush Publishing for their support producing the launch material for Graphic Good.

A modern letterpress printing studio, based in an old paper mill in North Wales, Blush offer custom printing as well as their own range of beautiful products. They kindly printed us some lovely letterpress cards. Now offering hot foil printing, they're our recommended print house for beautiful stationery, labels, posters and limited edition prints.

G.F Smith has also supported the project by offering us a discounted rate on papers for our postcards and prints, and special thanks go to Creative Edinburgh for publishing our initial call for designers and putting us in touch with our exhibition venue, the Creative Exchange in Edinburgh, which is kindly hosting us for three weeks from 23 September 2016.

If you're interested in offering your support to Graphic Good, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. You can find out more about the people and businesses who have helped us on our supporters page.

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Helping CrossReach

CrossReach Perinatal Services offers counselling, support and information for pregnancy and parenthood to more than 200 families every week.

In 2016 our 'collaboration' project, which involved 12 artists, designers and illustrators, helped to raise a fantastic £1,000 for the charity.

Here's some information from the organisation's website, which explains why they exist and what they do:

"Many of us have heard of the ‘baby blues’, which affects 80% of mums shortly after birth. Fewer of us know that at least 1 in 6 parents experience significant emotional difficulties during pregnancy and early parenthood.

"For many parents, it’s a lonely and frightening experience. Undetected and untreated the effects can go on for years and impact the whole family. In addition, 1 in 1000 mums is affected by Postpartum Psychosis.

"Since 1988 CrossReach has supported those struggling with the impact of perinatal mental health difficulties. CrossReach Perinatal Services enable parents and their babies to move forward to secure a positive future."

Find out more about CrossReach Perinatal Services.

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Our Launch

Graphic Good is all about promoting rising talent, original products and creative projects.

We have an important role to play in supporting the development of the design community. The aim of Graphic Good is to raise the profile of upcoming designers, sell a range of limited edition prints, and support our chosen charity, CrossReach Perinatal Services.

Our first group of designers has been challenged with creating a custom print for Graphic Good on the theme of collaboration. We'll be launching this unique collection of designs in an exhibition running for three weeks from 23 September 2016.

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Good For Nothing

Good For Nothing is a community of thinkers, do-ers, makers and tinkerers. The organisation serves to bring people together to solve social challenges in a collaborative way. As participants, we were chuffed to be able to share our skills to provide real value and give support to a community-based organisation operating at a grass-roots level.

Chapters are now hatching around the world to help good folk collaborate, experiment and generally create solutions that help to solve big issues. Most of the meet-ups take the form of challenges, some of which are tackled at evening events, others over a weekend or even with friends or colleagues.

If you're interested in getting involved why not check out the current Good For Nothing challenges or see details of the next gig or social event. You can also submit your own challenge if you're tackling a social or environmental issue that needs support to accelerate and grow.

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The Tomorrow Campaign

Tomorrow is a campaign from The Prince's Trust that champions young people and inspires the creative minds of the future.

Much like ourselves, the programme aims to nurture rising talent as well as raise awareness of the opportunities available to support young people within the creative sector.

As part of Tomorrow, six leading UK talents from a variety of industries were partnered with six young people who discovered their potential through a programme of courses delivered by The Prince's Trust. Successful industry leaders including Wayne Hemingway, Rankin and Zandra Rhodes were invited to work with an up-and-coming designer to bring a product idea to market. The products are now being sold in aid of The Prince’s Trust, raising vital funds to help more young people into work and self-employment.

When learning about the campaign I was excited to find Tomorrow's Store, a London-based shop entirely stocked by young designers who have set up in business with support from The Prince's Trust.

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