38 %
raised of £3,000 target
by 56 supporters
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Huw Thomas

Make Life Simple

Fundraising for Rainbow House

38 %
raised of £3,000 target
by 56 supporters
  • Event: Limited edition art sale

Rainbow House

We help children & adults with disabilities to learn independent life skills

Charity Registration No. 1127498


£15? For an A2 limited edition art print? Tell me more…

Get your hands on this beautiful signed and numbered A2 limited edition print of 'Make Life Simple' by Liverpool artist Pete McCabe. Printed CMYK by Identity Print, London on GF Smith Colorplan 175 gsm, you can see a larger version in the gallery below.

We've got 400 of the 1000 run to sell and all money raised will go to Rainbow House.

All you have to do is donate a minimum of £15 per print inc. P&P (UK only) or £25 worldwide. But please feel free to donate more if you’re feeling flush.

Once you’ve donated just email your delivery address to art@makecomplexsimple.co.uk and we’ll get the postie on to it.

Big thanks are due to Identity for printing the poster free of charge and to GF Smith for giving us the paper at cost price. But most of all to Pete – another of life’s good ‘uns!

Why are we doing this?

The gorgeous little girl whose picture is in the gallery below is called Libby May. She's the daughter of some close friends of mine, Jonny and Jo.

Born with multiple undiagnosed conditions, Libby was seriously ill from birth. As a result she put up with more pain in 4 years than the rest of us experience in a lifetime. She managed this because she was surrounded by so much love from her Mum and Dad and 4 brothers, Jake, Nat, Charlie and Harry who were devoted to her. 

As she grew, the level of Libby’s disabilities became clear. Despite numerous consultations and very painful tests, it seemed the specialist skills to help Libby develop basic skills such as walking and toileting could not be found within the NHS.

Then Joanne discovered Rainbow House. Based near Ormskirk, this charity was set up in 2001 by a young mum frustrated by the lack of any specific help for her two severely disabled young sons. It employs a unique approach to helping children with neurological problems, cerebal palsy, genetic/metabolic conditions and brain injuries. Based on conductive education techniques from the Peto Institute in Hungary it was a revelation. Libby made fantastic progress there and the family also discovered a strong support network within the centre.

Tragically Libby died suddenly and unexpectedly following an asthma attack on 26th January 2007. It was devestating.

So, to honour Libby’s memory and raise some much needed funds for Rainbow House, we thought we’d sell some art.

Thanks to everyone for reading and donating. Enjoy your art.