Gentleman Crafter goes on the road to raise funds for Mind Charity

John Bloodworth, also known as ‘Gentleman Crafter’, will be setting off on Monday 25th April on a one-man tour of all 92 historic UK counties, crafting with communities along the way in a bid to raise £20,000 in aid of Mind, a UK-based registered mental health charity.

Sponsored by Create and Craft TV, John will live and travel in a motorhome, visiting craft groups, organising workshops and sharing his crafting knowledge, all while promoting Mind.

John (42) has suffered periods of severe depression and anxiety disorder in his life and has found Mind to be a valuable resource in understanding his condition and finding ways to move forward in life.

He said: “A year ago I hit rock-bottom and suffered an extended period where my mental health difficulties began emerging as physical symptoms such as shaking, sweating and being short of breath.”

“Fortunately, I discovered the Mind website and was able to identify why this might be happening and different ways in which I could tackle these issues. I went to my doctor and, after a discussion about the options available, we agreed on a course of action. I was initially prescribed medication which would have the benefit of reducing my overall distress and thereby provide the space in which to seek further support from local talking therapy services. My recovery was then monitored by my GP who recommended adjustments as time progressed.”

Over a period of time, John reached a point where he could look back and understand what had happened to him… and now he wants to reach out and help others.

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    The presenter on with Sheena right now? I've never seen her before but so far I think she's great, hope she's going to be a regular.

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    Zoe-Ann Phillips. Replacement for Ellis maybe?
    She comes across quite well, doesn't she!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosilee View Post
    Zoe-Ann Phillips. Replacement for Ellis maybe?
    She comes across quite well, doesn't she!
    She certainly does.Like I say, I hope she stays, she seems so friendly and genuine. I love her style.




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    I was just wondering that as everyone else who is new has had a bit of an introduction so perhaps she is from Ideal World or been on before. She is really good with a pleasant voice, no umming or erring and asking sensible questions as someone completely new to craft would do.

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    Only saw a few minutes of the show but really impressed with the new presenter

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    I agree with everything you said, Jenty. It really is lovely to see (and hear) someone with nothing irritating about her at all. Very professional indeed and a lovely manner.


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    I liked her too - makes a change, doesn't it!!!
    Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you are going to get...!

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    Thanks for the thread title janj - I've now got the song going round and round in my head! God forbid if I start to sing - everyone will move!!!:nod:

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    Thanks for the thread title janj - I've now got the song going round and round in my head! God forbid if I start to sing - everyone will move!!!:nod:
    Tee Hee, sorry about that.

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    She is lovely!

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