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Koala prints save animals in crisis

Koala prints save animals in crisis

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Koala prints save animals in crisis

Wednesday 29 January 2020

A hobby illustrator in Guernsey is using her talent to raise money for animals suffering in Australia's ongoing bush fires.

Caroline Veron, who spent some of her early years in Australia, has a passion for digital illustration.

She was affected by the news of the fires and decided to fundraise for the WWF to help animals caught in the crisis.

Caroline Veron koala Australia

Pictured: Caroline's koala print.

"I love children's illustrations and I do that in my spare time, so I thought I would create an illustration with an animal from Australia," Caroline said. "I thought it would be nice to try and sell some of my work for charity.

"I purchase the prints and get them printed professionally, I have them packaged and sent and that is my input. Then people pay £18 for a print and all of that money goes to WWF."

The tragic ongoing incident is one that is close to Caroline's heart, having experienced the Ash Wednesday bush fires when she was very young.

"When I was a child I lived in Adelaide," she explained. "When I was about two, there were these huge bush fires in the Adelaide hills and they're really famous now.

Caroline Veron koala Australia

Pictured: Caroline Veron.

"One of my earliest memories is my mum flying around the house trying to throw things into suitcases, I was crying and my dad was trying to get back from the city because the fires were in the hills near our house. Luckily, there was a change in the wind direction and our house was safe."

Despite having moved to Guernsey, Caroline still has many friends in Australia and aims to raise as much as she can to help.

Prints are 10” x 10” and printed professionally, with a hard back ready for mounting and framing.

"Let's get together and do what we can to help this wonderful charity that's very close to my heart," she added.

The prints are available via Facebook here.

Pictured top: Caroline Veron.

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