A competition to design envelopes being sent to 30,000 island homes to encourage people to think differently about disability is being supported by Butterfield.
Children and islanders are being urged to have pens, pencils and other materials at the ready to enter the competition, which is part of the We All Matter, eh? Think Differently About Disability campaign.
‘We want to push the envelope when it comes to changing perceptions around disability. It only seemed apt to organise a competition to design envelopes to help raise awareness of the Think Differently About Disability campaign. Butterfield’s invaluable support has made it possible to print the envelopes,’ said Guernsey Disability Alliance executive director Karen Blanchford.
‘We’re looking for entries which present a positive image about disability from schools, children and other islanders. Three winning designs will be chosen, and one of those will each feature on 10,000 envelopes, which are also seeking to raise funds for the GDA’s important work.’
Richard Saunders, managing director at Butterfield Bank (Guernsey) Limited, praised the GDA for its work in changing people’s views about disability.
‘There are 13,000 people with a physical or mental health condition or impairment living in Guernsey, so the Think Differently About Disability campaign is incredibly important. Butterfield is delighted to be able to support the design an envelope competition to help raise awareness,’ he said.
To enter the competition, go to https://matter.gg/competition/ on the We all Matter, eh? website. Entries can also be delivered to a child’s school or the Guernsey Arts Commission at Candie Museum. The deadline for entries is 31 October 2017.
The envelopes will be delivered - thanks to support from Guernsey Post - on 28 November in the run-up to the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December. The winning designs will also be displayed in a public location at a future date in association with the Guernsey Arts Commission.