Coventry artist brings cash and colour to children's hospital with new book - The Coventry Observer

Coventry artist brings cash and colour to children's hospital with new book

Coventry Editorial 24th Jan, 2023   0

A COVENTRY digital artist has used his talents to create colouring books for patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, raising more than £1,700 for its charity in the process.

Avi Jandu, 29, works as a relationship support manager at HSBC but developed a talent for creating digital drawings during lockdown.

Having also conducted some charity work during the pandemic, Avi decided to use his new talent to make a new sports-themed colouring book for youngsters.

The new book contains drawings of the likes of England footballer Harry Kane, tennis player Emma Raducanu and Lioness Hannah Hampton, who is also a Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity ambassador.

Avi set up a Just Giving page to raise awareness for the project, raising £1,200 and his employer, HSBC, donated a further £500.

Having collected the cash, Avi decided to foot the bill for the production of the colouring book, instead donating the money to the children’s hospital along with the book, colouring pencils and an activity page.

Avi said: “Hopefully colouring the pictures and completing the activities will have helped the children pass some time in hospital, when I’m sure they’d rather have been at home.

“I’m so grateful to everyone who supported me and donated to the hospital.”

Miranda Williams, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity’s head of public fund-raising, added: “Avi’s colouring books have been so well received by patients across our hospital and we can’t thank him enough for the time he put into creating such a wonderful and welcome distraction for our brave patients.

“As well as the books helping to improve the experience of our children, the funds he raised will go towards helping us do more for even more of our sick youngsters.”

Visit or call 0121 333 8506 to donate to or fund-raise for Birmingham Children’s Hospital charity.

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