Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving 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. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
So, what's the deal? Well, I have MS (Multiple Sclerosis - not to be confused with ME, which is totally different. MS is a neurological disease that can cripple, cause paralysis and eventually, death). And I hate it. It gets in the way and prevents me from having a normal life. So when I saw the Kiss Goodbye to MS "Gameface" video I thought that it was an opportunity to do something to help. Some might say it's selfish because I suffer from the very disease I'm trying to raise money for - after all, new research can benefit me, right?
Well, yeah. It can. But it can also benefit the millions of other sufferers around the world. And THAT is why I'm doing it.
And this is how I want to do it.
I'm an artist. An illustrator. I've drawn sketch cards, portraits, book illustrations, all kinds of stuff. And so as that's really the only thing I'm competent at, that's how I want to raise money and there are three ways in which I want to do it.
I’m going to make you an offer:
1. If you donate £5 or equivalent). Just a fiver. That’s what? The price of a large Big Mac meal? A fiver and I'll draw you a sketch card on my personal card stock. It can be of whoever or whatever you want.
2. If you donate £10 (or equivalent) then I’ll send you a print of one of my A4 animal portraits.
3. If you donate £25 (or equivalent) or more, then I will hand draw you an A4 portrait of your choice.
Now I don't think that's a bad deal. My sketch cards can go for upwards of £50 on eBay (there are several up now from various sellers. Just search "Paul Cowan SketchCards”) and portraits are worth a minimum of £60. So for a fraction of that, you could become the owner of a hand-drawn piece of art. There are a few examples on this page too and you can see more at www.littlefilmsltd.com
Of course, whatever you choose to donate, you will receive my (and every other suffer from Multiple Sclerosis’s) everlasting gratitude.
Many, many thanks.