Stationery shop owner notes bright idea for Ukraine children’s charity

Sarah Laker and the Ukraine charity notebook

Sarah Laker, the owner of two Cheshire stationery shops, has joined forces with one of her customers to create special notebooks to sell for a Ukraine charity.

The charity notebook, which features a sunflower image (the national flower of Ukraine), hearts, doves and the message ‘peace – love – unity’ has been created by Dominic Phillips Art. All profits will go to Ukraine Bright Kids Charity, which supports children with disabilities and their families who are often unable to get to safety due to complex medical needs. 

The pair have produced an initial 100 notebooks –  each A5 size with a 100% recycled kraft cover and 32 pages of 140g natural ivory plain cartridge paper – and plan to take pre-orders if they sell out. They sell for £4.50 each via the shops or the shop website.

Sarah, who runs Stationery Supplies in Marple and Wilmslow, told Greetings Today: “I think that, like everyone, I’ve been so shocked by what’s happening in Ukraine and really felt the need to try to help in some small way. Supporting families with disabilities is very close to my heart as our youngest daughter has a congenital myopathy and so the Bright Kids charity felt like the right fit for us.

“Dominic Phillips is both a customer and a friend, and when I approached him about a collaboration he was only too pleased to help by designing the artwork and helping to spread the word to his followers.”

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