Saturday 21st October 2017, 6.30pm
Missed out on seeing Lion? Or perhaps want to see it again? Join CCS on Saturday 21st October for a special screening with Adoption Q&A at Watershed, Bristol as part of National Adoption Week 2017. Read more
“I was thrilled to be asked to be patron of CCS Adoption in 2015, and can’t wait to get involved with future events to raise money and awareness. The difference that the charity makes to many young people’s lives is incredible and I’m very excited to be able to support their future work in any way that I can.”
Jenny’s bold and contemporary paintings reflect her life-long love affair with Bristol and the South West.Largely working from memory, she experiments with acrylic, collage, ink and digital mediums to create contemporary and colourful images of her favourite places!
Jenny’s work has been exhibited in galleries all over the South West of England, including The Royal West of England Academy. Her style of work is extremely eclectic, and largely results from being self-taught.
Originally from a scientific background, Jenny studied Biology at Oxford University and then went on to teach secondary science for ten years. In 2011, she gave it all up and decided to follow her dream of being an artist.
Jenny was thrilled to be asked to paint two 5ft Shaun the Sheep statues for the 2015 ‘Shaun in the City’ Arts Trail, a charity event to raise money for sick children in UK hospitals. The event is organised by Aardman’s Grand Appeal, who brought to Bristol the highly successful ‘Gromit Unleashed’ Arts Trail in 2013. This year, 120 sheep, decorated by artists, designers and celebrities, will be displayed around London or Bristol before being auctioned off in October. Jenny’s colourful ‘Lambmark Larry’ will stand proudly on Sion Hill, in front of Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Visit Jenny’s website.
“I am supporting CCS Adoption because of the valuable work they undertake to bring joy and happiness into the lives of children who through no fault of their own, find themselves in need of a family. I always say ‘Childhood lasts a lifetime’, so early life experiences matter as they will form a foundation for adult life.”
“So giving those children happy, wonderful, loving experiences and an understanding of who they are creates a strong identity which makes a huge difference when they grow up. It brings with it the confidence to face prejudice, adversity and helps to break down the barriers they may face. CCS understand the implications of not making sure this is delivered in children’s early lives and therefore do their utmost to practice this important philosophy.”
Floella is a tireless campaigner on behalf of children, and we are honoured that she feels that the work of CCS Adoption is worthy of her endorsement.
Baroness Benjamin understands the importance of encouraging a diverse range of potential adopters to come forward, as this will enable more children to experience the richness of stable, loving family life.
Floella has enjoyed a long TV career of over 40 years but describes her real passion as ‘inspiring children and young people’. For the last 30 years she has campaigned on behalf of children.