Deb’s 2.6 challenge

I’m fundraising by drawing faces!

I’m volunteering my spare time to draw, and hopefully sell, 26 faces, through donations of over £10.

You can make a donation of any amount to support me and VAST, but anyone who donates £10 or more will get a drawing sent to them in the post.

Any amount big or small will keep me motivated to carry on drawing over the next 2 weeks and 6 days, starting from Sunday 26th April 2020. ( My challenge will be ending 16th May)

Why I’m fundraising

I’m doing this because I want  to raise some funds and awareness about VAST and the Voluntary Sector in Stoke on Trent – for all the fabulous work that it does. With the current lock down many fundraising events and the income generation that keeps charities afloat has suddenly come to a crashing halt !

VAST does excellent work at the Dudson Centre in Hanley where lots of local charities are based, but also across the City of Stoke on Trent and at a similar site in Stafford too. VAST has been in existence 100 years this year – It was set up in 1920, after WW1, at a time when families were thrown into total crisis after the tragedy of war. This current crisis we face today through COVID-19 outbreak has hit everyone so hard, and the charities themselves are also feeling the impact too, as demand for their services rises each week to deliver food parcels, keep people connected, give good advice, support and care for the vulnerable and isolated.

VAST supports our local charities in many ways – check out the VAST website for more information about the various projects and services they deliver and how they help volunteers and organisations

Charities no matter how big or small they are, are the life blood of our communities, they are often quietly working behind the scenes plugging the gaps that stops lives falling apart. VAST is also a charity and it’s role is to help in any way it can to keep the sector alive and kicking.

Why faces? I’m drawing lots of different faces because each one of us is different, yet at times like this that we all need people and miss people
the most.

How to take part in my challenge with me:

You can make a donation, no matter how small yet if you would like to own one of these little artworks, please make a donation of £10 (or more if you are feeling super generous) and I will send it out to you in the post after I finish the drawing part of my challenge on 16th May.

  • You can choose the face you would like by simply looking at my FACES for VAST photo album on my Facebook page, ( link here : ) Take a look! More faces will appear each day as I do more drawings, so you may like to donate more than once! I wonder how many I will create?
  • Just comment on the photo in my Facebook album  – say I’M DONATING FOR THIS FACE,
  • Then pop over to the JustGiving Donation page and make your donation.
  • In your donation comment can you please say which face it was so I can match you up (I’ll number each photo to make it easy.)
  • I’ll then send the image out to you when I stop drawing in 16th

*** To avoid disappointment  – Please always make sure the image that you want is still available before donating ***

Hope that all makes sense! Together we can make a little difference through this fun 2.6 Challenge. I will stop drawing by 6pm on 16th May 2020 but the faces will stay online for  a few more weeks in case you want to donate after.


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.