John Byrne boosts Teapot Trust charity

John Byrne boosts Teapot Trust charity
Yareah Magazine

John Byrne boosts Teapot Trust charity

John Byrne and Laura Young

John Byrne and Laura Young

Fine artist John Byrne met up with Teapot Trust representatives Laura Young and Katherine Shaw at Bourne Fine Art, Edinburghto view ‘Dark Victory’, one of John’s paintings used for the cover of Gerry Rafferty’s last album ‘Another World’.

The East Lothian-based Teapot Trust charity was founded in 2010 by Laura and her husband John after they saw the gaps in the care of their daughter Verity, who passed away following a struggle with Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE) and also cancer.

The charity provides art therapy to children with chronic illnesses in medical environments across Scotland, and recently started working with Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Chatting about the Teapot Trust, John Byrne said, “You do incredibly important work; in these days of entertaining children with technology, home-made entertainment is long gone.

“The place to go for safety, wonder and magic is your own imagination, available any time for free – there you can roam to your heart’s content.

“All you need is a pencil and paper – the battery never runs out and the screen never freezes.”

Paisley-born Byrne is a great fan of Elvis and the Teapot Trust ladies enjoyed sharing a joke about ‘TCB’, the letters on a badge that John was wearing.

“These are the letters painted onto Elvis’ guitar: Taking Care of Business,” John informed them.

“The Teapot Trust is certainly ‘TCB’ in terms of reducing anxiety for children who visit hospital regularly through the medium of art and with professional art therapists. Never leave the house without a pencil in your pocket!” John Byrne concluded.

Click to add a comment

More in Lifestyle

Eldon Watches creates world’s first fully interchangeable watch

Yareah MagazineOctober 21, 2016
Reader Awards 2016

National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2016, in association with Qatar Tourism Authority Shortlist Announced

Yareah MagazineOctober 21, 2016
Craig Franklin and a crocodile

What the Human Race Can Learn from Crocodiles

Yareah MagazineOctober 13, 2016
Will Smith MDGrand Teton National Park

A Hundred Years of Medicine in the US National Parks

Yareah MagazineOctober 11, 2016
Peter Skelton in Kathmandu, Nepal

Humanitarian Aid: What Happens When the Cameras Go Home?

Yareah MagazineOctober 11, 2016

Danish happiness trend alive and well in UK homes

Yareah MagazineOctober 3, 2016

Yareah Magazine

Art is Everywhere and Up to You.

About Us - Press Kit - Contact Us

YM on Twitter

Top Posts & Pages

Yareah® Magazine is a Registered Trademark in the United States