Same as every year, we try to find a way to celebrate Eoin’s birthday in a special, fun but most of all, charitable way. And each year we try to find a charity that’s close to his heart. Based on the tweets he posts and things he talks and blogs about, this charity we have chosen this year (picture by Andrea Vecchiato):
Women’s Aid offers support and information to women who are being abused by their current or former husbands, partners or boyfriends. This abuse can be emotional, physical, sexual or financial. In order to deliver the support needed in a timely manner, this organisation needs to extend its current 12 hour service to 24/7, which will require additional funding. Support is not only for the women, but also for their children affected by domestic violence.
Now let’s join forces and finish with another awesome total amount, shall we? We thought of a few new things this year and gathered some amazing items. Have a look …
First up, a RAFFLE!
Yes ladies and gents, do we have some nice goodies for you!
Are you a fan of The Night Shift? Do you love reading? Or do you love reading before watching The Night Shift? Yes? Then click on this link and find out what to do to win a fantastic item. Remember, all fundings go to charity!
Donate and you’re automatically entering the raffle. Donate £5 or €5 enter once, donate £30 or €30, have 6 chances to win. Just let us know if you want the tee or the book
Like being a bit more adventurous? Join our AUCTION!
The following items have been exclusively commissioned by the Birthday Project 2018 and are unseen.
Item 1 and 2: awesome portraits of Eoin by Heather Simonsmeier
“Hello, my name is Heather and I live in Alberta, Canada. When it comes to art, I have a passion for portraiture and landscape and I love to make beautiful pieces for others to cherish and enjoy. I specialize in custom drawings from people’s photos. I took art classes throughout middle school and high school and discovered my love for portraiture, figurative, and landscapes. After graduating, I decided to pursue my love for creating something vivid and alive with pencils or paint. In 2013 I graduated from University with a Bachelor of Arts. I completed a double major in Art and Design and Math. Now I continue to do art in my spare time.”
A huge thank you to Heather for her amazing work.
Item 3: fabulous portrait of Eoin by Dee Campbell
“I’m 19. Self taught artist. Failed art in high school. Aspiring actor (was an extra recently for The Siege. Had 2 days on set). Been drawing portraits for over a year now. My first portrait was Bucky, The Winter Soldier. If you need to know, I’m a Hufflepuff and proud of it!”
Thank you so much Dee, you’re the best.
Item 4: amazing abstract painting of Eoin by Beth Schneider
“I am from Virginia Beach, Virginia in the United States. I am passionate about any and all things creative. My greatest achievements are my two beautiful daughters. Second to that is my love of the arts, from stage to page and everything in between. I have been inspired by my mother for as long as I can remember. I always envied her artistic abilities and never felt that I measured up to her so I always held back on creating works of art. Instead I channeled my creative tendencies in other ways, from drama and singing when I was young and most recently in words, by writing and self-publishing my first novel. Since my mother’s passing, I have heard her voice in the back of my brain telling me, begging me, to pick up a brush and paint; to not be afraid of creating… there are never mistakes, only happy accidents. So I did it. I picked up the brush and I am now enjoying creating as many happy accidents that I can.”
Follow Beth on Twitter.
Item 5: magnificent drawing of Jon Snow, Game of Thrones by Chris Baker
“Chris is a self-taught artist from Cardiff who is living with a form of autism called Asperger Syndrome. At the age of 14 Chris left school and during this period taught himself to draw. Chris’ artwork has been showcased on ITV news and Good Morning Britain and he has met many celebrities through his art. He now attends Comic Conventions selling prints of his artwork which are also available through his website http://www.cjbart.com.”. The pencil drawing took Chris 30 hours to create. He used a 4B and 6H pencil, an eraser, a blending stump and tissues for blending.
Thank you Chris and thank you Sam (Chris’ mum). You both are very lovely people. Hope to see you again at a convention.
Follow Chris on Twitter, follow his mum on Twitter and check out the website.
Item 6: exclusive photo of Eoin by Joseph Sinclair taken as part of a shoot he did with Eoin last year.
“I began taking photographs when I was around eight years old. Fascinated by capturing people on film, now I’m fortunate to do it every day of my life. The wonderful thing about having a camera is you never know where it will take you, who you will meet and what the next exciting project will be.”.
Thank you Joseph for stunning photo. You’re a star.
Item 7: Hunter and the Grape by Eoin C Macken
A signed copy of Eoin’s second novel, Hunter and The Grape, with a personal message thanking you for supporting Woman’s Aid.
Thank you Eoin for your fantastic support, it means so much.
Item 8: Black Sails still signed by Tom Hopper
Still of Tom Hopper signed by the man himself, with a personal message thanking you for supporting Woman’s Aid.
Thank you Tom for your kindness.
We cannot thank enough these amazing, generous people who have donated their time and work for this charity.
You are totally awesome!
The auction site is Jumblebee.
Kat & Caz