Art on a Postcard
Art on a Postcard raises money for The Hepatitis C Trust
The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C. It was founded and is now led and run by people with personal experience of hepatitis C and almost all of our Board, staff and volunteers either have hepatitis C or have had it and cleared it after treatment.
Historically, hepatitis C has been neglected, partly because there has been no concerted patient voice. People with hepatitis C have typically kept quiet because it is infectious and because it has been wrongly stigmatised as ‘a drug users’ disease’.
The Trust is committed to changing this, by:
Art on a Postcard raises money for The Hepatitis C Trust through an annual secret postcard auction and ‘postcard lotteries’ which occur throughout the year. We have had work donated from well established artists such as Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Harland Miller, Gavin Turk, Rachel Howard, Gilbert and George, Polly Morgan, John Wragg RA, Stephen Chambers RA, Micheal Craig-Martin and Cecily Brown and emerging talent such as David Shillinglaw, Hayden Kays and Daisy Cook as well as urban artists, Ben Eine, Pure Evil, Lidia de Pedro and Inkie and photographers Dougie Wallace and Rankin.
We believe that Hepatitis C can be eliminated as a major health concern by 2030 and all funds by raised by us support The Hepatitis C in their campaigns to achieve this goal. In 2015 Scotland signed up to our program of elimination. This year we hope to lobby Westminster to do the same.