Patrons: Bill Beaumont & Mark Lawrenson Reg Charity No: 512186

Jennifer creates beautiful book for St Catherine’s

Jennifer Brown book donation (2)A unique book which spells out ‘St Catherine’s Hospice’ and features the charity’s poignant butterfly symbol has been donated by supporter Jennifer Brown for display in the reception area.

Jennifer, 26, from Kirkham, got crafty for a worthy cause after taking inspiration from art shops and researching the ‘book-folding’ craze online.

It involves using patterns, including letters of the alphabet and shapes such as love hearts, to cut and fold a design within the pages of a book.

Jennifer explains: “I’ve always enjoyed making things and have done plenty of cards, and recently I’ve started doing book-folding and creating gifts for friends, particularly as wedding presents.

Jennifer Brown book donation (1)“I’ve done about 20 in the last year and I really enjoy it. I choose the book based on the number of pages, depending on how many letters and words I need to fit in, and then put a cover around it to complement the particular theme.

“They take about nine or 10 hours to complete, but I like a good challenge!”

Jennifer has backed St Catherine’s for a while, after her grandma was supported by the hospice. Jennifer has volunteered with the hospice’s newsletter distribution, and is also a member of the charity’s lottery.

“St Catherine’s is close to my heart and is very important to me,” she added. “I hope my creation makes a few people smile when they come to the hospice.”