‘Hello Sunshine!’ campaign raising money for Mountbatten

During the coronavirus pandemic, Cowes-based business owners Kathy Chillistone and Dave Winter, of ChilliWinter, have successfully raised over £2500+ for Mountbatten Isle of Wight.

With their handmade  Rainbow Collection, every product sold is not-for-profit, with a direct donation going to Mountbatten’s charitable funds. Collaborating with Havenstreet-based artisans Firestone Studios, a range of unique hand- thrown ceramic pieces now complement the Collection, directly contributing to the fundraising focus.

Kathy and Dave, the owners of ChilliWinter said “We, and Mountbatten have been so grateful for the positive response from our community. The Rainbow Collection has been extremely popular, and so it is here to stay! All of our Spring and Summer fayres and events on and off the Island, have understandably been cancelled, which is a great shame for everyone. We decided to turn our minds and energy to something positive and fulfilling in recent weeks, and now – our focus is shifting again. We are delighted to launch our ‘Hello Sunshine!’ Collection, which combines both our handmade ChilliWinter candles with handmade Firestone Studios ceramics. This range is designed to be bright and uplifting, just as sunflowers are!”

Daniella Johnson, Community Events Fundraiser at Mountbatten said “We are over the moon that ChilliWinter and Firestone Studios are supporting our Sunflower Campaign this year! Their Rainbow Collection generated so much interest, which we and our beneficiaries deeply appreciate. Their brand new ‘Hello Sunshine!’ Collection is simply gorgeous and is set to be a great success! This is such a challenging year for the whole team at Mountbatten. We have received some additional government funding, which will take off a little pressure, however our normal fundraising campaigns, and events like the Isle of Wight Festival have had to take a completely different direction for us. Having the help of local businesses like this, is invaluable, and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who continues to contribute to our coronavirus appeal.”

All ChilliWinter ‘Hello Sunshine!’ candles and Firestone Studios ceramics are made at a not for profit price, and with a donation from every piece sold going directly to Mountbatten Isle of Wight. Mountbatten who provides vital services across the Isle of Wight.

Each ‘Hello Sunshine!’ piece is hand-made on the Isle of Wight. Gift-wrapping and postage across the UK is available, together with an Isle-of-Wight ‘click and collect’ option. To find out more about the Rainbow or ‘Hello Sunshine!’ Collections visit chilliwinter.co.uk.