There will be 100 beautiful heart-shaped amethyst pendants made, each in a 2009 hallmarked silver setting on a toning twisted cotton cord. Each will cost £100, making an ideal birthday, anniversary, Christmas or Valentine's Day gift.
Margaret Turner said: "Every penny counts, every penny for the children. With help from our loyal clients we hope to raise £12,000 to fund the multi-sensory therapy room within the new Children's facility at Salisbury District Hospital in what will be our fourth year of raising money for local children's charities. Over the past three years we have raised a total of £42,000."
Dave Cates, Director of Fundraising at Salisbury District Hospital said: "This is a marvellous way to own a unique piece of jewellery and help the Caring 4 Kids campaign hit our target of £1 million. We are very grateful to Margaret for choosing to support us in 2009."
To reserve a limited edition piece of jewellery people can contact Margaret Turner direct on 01722 333633 or visit her in her shop at 75 New Street. To date 65 pendants have been reserved. Ends.
Notes to Editors:
The hallmark for 2009 begins the first week in January therefore all pendants will be available for payment and collection from the third week of January 2009.
About the Stars Appeal and Caring 4 Kids
The Stars Appeal Caring 4 Kids campaign aims to raise £1million by the end of 2010 to help fund additional children's facilities at Salisbury District Hospital. Over 6,000 children from across Wiltshire, North Dorset and West Hampshire visit the hospital each year and will benefit from:
• Parents' accommodation
• A multi-sensory therapy room
• Indoor and outdoor play areas
• Special rooms for children with cancer and those requiring high dependency care
• A truly child-focused environment
• Many other facilities over and above those provided by the NHS
This will help Hospital staff provide local children with the very best possible care. Find out more at www.starsappeal.org
The Stars Appeal (registered charity no. 1052284) was launched in February 2007 to raise funds for state-of-the-art equipment and new facilities at Salisbury District Hospital over and above those which the NHS provides. To date, the Appeal has successfully funded two major projects - the Keyhole Cancer Campaign for a specialist cancer surgery suite and the Little Lives Campaign benefiting premature and critically ill babies.
About Margaret Turner
Margaret has been creating the most exquisite, unique pieces of jewellery for over thirty years. She is ceaselessly passionate and prolific, often collaborating in design outside her usual media into brass, bronze, wood, colour and fabrics bringing a life of experience to her work. Margaret truly believes that jewellery should be comfortable to wear, reflecting individual personality and style and, above all, it should give the wearer and the giver great enjoyment.
Whilst many of her pieces are indeed unique they can be reproduced on similar themes in Platinum, 18ct Gold or Silver and can be enhanced by a variety of pearls and gems including diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and tourmalines.
Quality, originality and longevity have long since been the hallmark of Margaret Turner Jewellery. She offers a high degree of personal attention, which has been enjoyed by many of her clients since she first established the business in 1976.
Amethyst balances and connects the physical mental and emotional bodies, linking them to the spiritual. It cleanses the aura and transmutes negative energy.
Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers enhancing spiritual awareness. This stone facilitates the decision-making process bringing in common sense and spiritual insights. It enhances memory and improves motivation, making you more able to set realistic goals.
Amethyst also balances out highs and lows, promoting emotional centring. Dispelling anger, rage, fear, anxiety also alleviating sadness and grief. In addition it treats insomnia and brings restful sleep.
For further information please contact:
Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator, Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital. Tel: 01722 429005. www.starsappeal.org firstname.lastname@example.org