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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Joy of Living is a charity project that unites over 100 leading lights in the design community to galvanise support for Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres. I have set the challenge to a cross-section of new and established UK designers to create a desirable artwork that expresses the Joy of Living - all starting from a simple sheet of A4 graph paper. The signed works are being exhibited and on sale in London's space for art, culture and creative exchange, Somerset House, from 15-21 March 2011. Each artwork is priced at £250 and my aim is to raise £25,000 from sales, with the remaining £25,000 coming from donations on this page.

Maggie's is a charity that helps people to build a life beyond cancer, helping to manage the impact of a diagnosis of cancer and to live with hope and determination. After a very personal journey as I supported my mother through her 6-year battle with cancer, I vowed to contribute in some way to mankind's fight against this disease.

Artworks have been submitted by a stellar list of design talent including Terence Conran, Tom Dixon, Barber Osgerby, Sebastian Bergne, John Pawson, Tomoko Azumi, Daniel Eatock, Fredrikson Stallard, Martino Gamper, Rob Ryan, Stuart Haygarth, Michael Marriott, Max Lamb and many more.

If you would like to contribute to this cause, you can purchase artworks directly from Somerset House from 15-21 March (a handful of artworks are previewed on this page). Alternatively, give a cash donation on this page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Charity founder Maggie Keswick Jencks once said, "Above all what matters is not to lose the joy of living in the fear of dying," and this statement has inspired the design challenge and Joy of Living project. So please dig deep and donate now.

With best wishes to you,

Max Fraser

Raising money for

Maggie's Centres

Maggie's Centres

Charity Registration No. SC024414

Maggie’s Centres are warm and welcoming places built alongside NHS hospitals that provide the emotional, practical and social support that people with cancer and their family and friends need. www.maggiescentres.org

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Good Luck Max - hope it all goes well - don't go too fast or Mummy won't be able to keep up! Lots of love Fi, Chozzer and Milly xxxxx

Donation by Fiona Bruce-Smythe on 09/02/12

£50.00

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A little more towards the target!

Donation by Polly Glass on 28/06/11

£14.00

+ £3.50 Gift Aid

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A brilliant cause and we really enjoyed being involved in the Joy of Living event.

Donation by Polly Glass on 26/05/11

£80.00

+ £20.00 Gift Aid

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What a great cause!!!

Donation by Jonathan Selbie on 20/05/11

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by patrick clayton-malone on 08/04/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Proceeds from a Bring and Buy coffee morning in East Harptree last Saturday

Donation by Ann Shirley on 31/03/11

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Donation by Anonymous on 27/03/11

£500.00

+ £141.03 Gift Aid

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Roll on the big 25k, well done so far!

Donation by Giles Miller on 25/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done Maxi!! x

Donation by Anonymous on 24/03/11

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Very proud of you Smax .... As always Biggest Love Flipflops xxx

Donation by Clifford Leo Harris on 23/03/11

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Fantastic work Max. Hope to see you in Sweden soon. F

Donation by fred duthy on 21/03/11

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Well done Max for organising this amazing and inspiring project.

Donation by Yasuyuki Sakurai on 15/03/11

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Donation by Tracy Eberhart on 14/03/11

£75.00

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Well done Max. Good luck with the sales, too!

Donation by Christine Samuelian on 14/03/11

£20.00

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You Good Luck and I hope you reach your target. Christine Mitchell-11/03/11

Donation by Christine Mitchell on 11/03/11

£20.00

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This sounds like a wonderful cause Max-good luck with it all and well done so far!

Donation by Julie Simpson on 03/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Hope that you manage to reach your target. Good work - keep it up.

Donation by Jen Cooper on 02/03/11

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An inspirational cause. I do hope you make your target.

Donation by Gill Stobart on 01/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Lucy Clark on 23/02/11

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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A great cause

Donation by Barry Rider on 23/02/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good design,for a good cause. Good on you.

Donation by Roy Barker on 22/02/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Joy of Living is such a great project.Here's hoping it goes really well.

Donation by Anonymous on 22/02/11

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Donation by Mari Martin on 22/02/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Best of luck - hope you reach your target!

Donation by Anonymous on 22/02/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Amazing cause. Great work.

Donation by Anonymous on 22/02/11

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,709.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,709.00
  • Gift Aid£421.26

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