For International Women’s Day 2020, the Fearless Flowers Project is raising funds for research into Ovarian Cancer. Every year in Australia, 1600 women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and 1000 die. Hunter (NSW) researchers are involved in cutting edge work to improve this mortality rate but they need our financial support.
In Newcastle (NSW, Australia) an group of artists meets every Wednesday at the fibre art gallery, Timeless Textiles in Hunter Street, Newcastle East. The Wednesday Group will be making fibre/textile flowers and they will bloom and be sold amongst the Norfolk pines outside the gallery on 8 March 2020 .
Timeless Textiles and the Wednesday group's previous International Women's Day Projects raising funds for various local and overseas causes have been:
- Spreading Wings
- Prayer Flags for Peace
- Stitch-a-thon for White Ribbon
- Letting Go
- Flying Free
- Out of the Wood
In the past few years, through the sales of our art, we have donated over $50,000 to support women's refuges, anti-violence programs, tertiary education for disadvantaged women. This year, 2019, we have just donated $3,000 to Our Backyard, a car to home project which offers homeless individuals and families a safe parking space, kitchen and bathroom as well as offering support to transition to more permanent accommodation.
Please join our new and current project and make some fearless flowers to raise much needed funds for medical research - Wednesdays at Timeless Textiles, 90 Hunter Street Newcastle , 10.30am - 12.30pm or send some of your own fearless flowers to us to help us improve the life expectancy of women suffering from Ovarian Cancer. For more information, contact Anne or Wilma via the Timeless Textiles website