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Talented sister showcases artistic talents on supermarket jute bag

13 May 2024 CHSW

A talented youngster has seen her artistic talents featured on a leading supermarket’s reusable bag.

Evie Teixeira's colourful picture of Together for Short Lives’ butterfly logo was chosen to appear on a reusable bag for the supermarket Morrisons as part of a partnership with the children’s palliative care charity.

The design has been printed on thousands of bags, with 20 percent of the money raised from the sale of each shopping bag going to Together for Short Lives and children’s hospices.

Evie, 11, painted the design while staying at Children’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm in Wraxall with her family. Arthur, Evie’s brother, has Worster Drought Syndrome and Lennox Gastaut Syndrome and her family are regular visitors to the hospice.

I drew the butterfly logo picture when I was in the messy play room with the siblings team,” said Evie. I really enjoy spending time doing art at Charlton Farm and I was really proud that my picture was used.

The sale of the reusable bags is expected to raise over £20,000 for Together for Short Lives, benefiting children’s hospices across the country. 

A Together for Short Lives spokesman said: “We were immediately drawn to Evie's beautiful depiction of our butterfly logo, making it a perfect choice for the Morrisons reusable bag design. Using her artwork on these bags is helping the partnership to raise vital funds for Together for Short Lives and children’s hospices across the UK.”

The partnership, which began in February 2022, is raising vital funds for children’s hospices across the country, helping families make precious memories and reaching even more families caring for a seriously ill child.

To date the partnership has raised over £8 million, with a goal to raise a further £2 million by October 2024 when the partnership comes to an end.