Emergency appeal to save Arran House

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An emergency charity appeal has been launched to save Arran House in Nepal.

The halfway house set up by Arran artist Gordon Davidson urgently needs £3,000 or it could face closure. Now a collaboration of Arran crafters have joined forces with Gordon to raise the urgent funds.

Arran House which caters for orphans and destitute children, was set up with the help of a donation from the Isle of Arran Distillery and the groundwork done by Gordon with the support of the people of Arran.

Facing increasing challenges and providing refuge for a greater number of children, the Kalaa Jyoti project, which provides accommodation and skill learning through art, is facing a funding crisis.

An emergency charity appeal to save Arran House will run alongside the Craft & Company craft fayre on Sunday June 17, in the lesser hall at Whiting Bay Hall from 11am till 3pm.

Utilising artworks and images from the children at Arran House, Craft & Company will have for sale, a range of product that they have created and whose profits will go towards the charity.

A spokeswoman said: ‘We were upset to find out that Arran House was in danger of closing unless £3,000 could be raised.   With this in mind Craft & Company collaborated with Gordon and we hope to be able to help raise the funds to save Arran House through our emergency appeal. We would be very grateful for your support of this very worthy cause’.

Gordon will be at the event on the day and would be happy to explain to visitors what the charity does and the life changing effects it can have on the children’s lives.

Some of the members of the Crafts and Company collective who will be hosting an emergency appeal to save Arran House.

Gordon Davidson pictured with some Nepalese children during a recent visit. No_B23kalaa01