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Designer Jo Downs' Marathon Effort to Raise Funds for Marie Curie

Huge public support as she runs the Dublin, London and New York Marathons

 

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Image: Jo Downs running the 2016 Dublin Marathon in support of Prostate Cancer UK

Fused-glass designer Jo Downs is putting her best foot forward this spring, running her first ever London Marathon in aid of Marie Curie. Jo's London Marathon run follows on from her recent completion of the 2016 Dublin Marathon, which raised £1000 for Prostate Cancer UK, and the Jo Downs team's regular entry in the annual Padstow to Rock Swim in aid of Marie Curie. The Jo Downs team have so far raised over £25k for good causes, and have many more charity events planned for 2017 including staff members' participation in Ride London this July and Jo's entry into the New York Marathon this November.

‘This is my first London Marathon' says Jo ‘and every step of my run is on behalf of Marie Curie and the wonderful work they do. Supporting local charities is very much part of the Jo Downs company ethos, and Marie Curie is an organisation close to all our hearts. I hope my run and our charity raffle will encourage our fantastic customers to give as much as they can. We are always so grateful for their support!'

You can support Jo's marathon effort by entering her charity raffle to WIN one of three gorgeous fused-glass wall installations. From 27th February raffle tickets will be available at her galleries in St Ives, Padstow, Fowey, Tintagel and Launceston for her spectacular Ocean, Reef and Mini Shoal collections worth £690, £460 and £250 respectively. 100% of the proceeds will go to Marie Curie and the three lucky winners will be drawn on 19th May. Prize includes free delivery within the UK.

If you would like to support Marie Curie and have the chance to win one of three Jo Downs Shoaling Fish installations, drop into one of Jo's galleries at St Ives, Padstow, Fowey, Tintagel or Launceston and buy your £1 raffle ticket. You can also donate at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jo-downs. Find further details at www.jodowns.com.

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 Jo running the Dublin Marathon

Ocean Shoal installation worth £690


 Notes for Editors:

Jo Downs Handmade Glass

One of the world's most prominent fused glass artists, British designer Jo Downs' handcrafted work is inspired by the coastal setting of Cornwall where she lives and works. Jo's range of beautiful glassware includes hangings, bowls and mirrors alongside her much sought after statement interior pieces such as wall panels and art frames.

Jo has also developed her studio to undertake large interior projects. Her innovative designs have earned her hundreds of private commissions, producing fused glass windows, mirrors, wall panels and other artworks for homes, hotels and corporate headquarters around the world.

Jo Downs galleries can be found in Ripley, Surrey and Twickenham, Middlesex, and in Cornwall at Market Place St Ives, Middle Street Padstow, Fore Street Fowey, Fore Street Tintagel and at her Launceston studio, where you can also see Jo and her team at work.

 

Further Information

You can find Jo's working studio and gallery at Unit 27g, Pennygillam Way, Pennygillam, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7ED, tel: 01566 779779. The studio and gallery are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, and the gallery on Saturdays 9am - 5pm.

Other galleries at: Market House, Market Place, St Ives, TR26 1RZ. Tel: 01736 797722 / Middle Street, Padstow, PL28 8AP.Tel: 01841 533854 / Fore Street, Fowey, PL23 1AH. Tel: 01726 832005 / Fore Street, Tintagel, PL34 0DB. Tel: 01840 770954 / High Street, Ripley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6AY. Tel: 01483 225742 / Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4BN. Tel: 020 8241 2296. You can also see and buy Jo's work online at www.jodowns.com

 

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