Rothbury-born celeb shows his creative side

Alexander Armstrong
Alexander Armstrong

Rothbury-born television presenter and comedian Alexander Armstrong is just one of a range of familiar faces to have put his craft skills on show, all in aid of Coram, the UK’s first children’s charity.

Alexander has come up with a comic-card creation, which is signed and contains a witty limerick.

Other stars to have designed unique cards are current Dr Who Peter Capaldi, musician and campaigner Annie Lennox and director Richard Curtis.

All of the mini works of art are being auctioned on eBay until 3.30pm today.

All proceeds from the Cards for Keeps campaign, run by leading crafting company Stampin’ Up! UK, will be donated to Coram.

Dr Carol Homden CBE, Coram CEO, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Stampin’ Up! UK for coming up with such a wonderful initiative.

“Coram has been transforming the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children for more than 275 years and the Arts have always been at our heart. Today, the art and music therapy services that we deliver help children recover from traumatic early experiences. Cards for Keeps offers people a chance to own a unique piece of artwork while supporting a truly valuable cause.”

For more information about the charity, visit the website.

To bid for any of the cards, click here.