In February I was commissioned by Radio Borders to photograph various models wearing a pretty cashmere scarf, I was intrigued by why the radio station was promoting scarfs for Valentines and Mothers Day so when I heard that Sinclair Duncan had been making limited editions, designed by a local school girl and that all the profits were going to Cash for Kids (a borders children's charity) I was very keen to be involved.
Here is the story behind the scarfs.
In late 2015, Sinclair Duncan asked 70 Primary and Secondary schools in the Scottish Borders were invited to enter a competition. They asked them to design a scarf for a local charity "Cash for Kids." The scarf would be 100% cashmere and it would be made in Scotland by Sinclair Duncan.
Sales and Marketing Director at Sinclair Duncan, Debbie Paterson, announced the winner live on the radio at the winner's school assembly: 'The entries received were of such a high standard, but there was one that stood out for all of us. The careful choice of colour and contemporary design shows a talent beyond her years.' Little did the winner (9 year-old Eve McKenzie from Knowepark Primary School in Selkirk) know what an impact sales from her scarf would have on her community:
All profits of the scarves would go to the charity and the profits ensured that:
7 children children snuggled up in their own bed for the first time.
3 autistic children can play in specially adapted safe places.
1000 children woke up to gifts at Christmas of 2015.
45 children will have warm clothes and shoes.
A family can sit down to warm cooked meals.
Here is Eve getting ready to model the scarf.
CLICK HERE to watch the video showing some of the manufacturing process of the winning scarf and also, proud Eve showing off her amazing talent.
These scarfs are limited edition and are bound to sell out fast, remember all profits from every scarf in this design goes to local children's charity Cash For Kids, CLICK HERE to buy now.
Even Lorraine has one (not my photo, Lorraine took her own selfie, cheers hen)
Here is one of the Valentines themed photographs
Here's a couple of the Mothers Day themed shots
Remember, the scarfs are limited edition and selling out fast, ALL of the profits from every scarf in this design goes to local children's charity Cash For Kids, CLICK HERE to buy a lovely scarf.
Well done Eve!!!