Renowned Cork Artist launched bespoke Christmas Cards for Cancer Research

Posted on: 31 Oct 2017

Renowned Cork Artist launched bespoke Christmas Cards for Cancer Research

Renowned textile artist, Fiona Turley, will launch her bespoke 2017 Christmas Cards on Sunday, 5 November 2017 at Gallery Crafts in Kilworth. For over thirteen years, Fiona has created and donated the festive designs to Breakthrough Cancer Research, raising funds for their ground breaking research into poor prognosis cancers. 


This year she hopes to raise even more money for cancer research and invites everyone to join her at Gallery Crafts for the launch of the Fiona Turley Christmas Cards Collection between 3.30pm and 6pm, with the official launch at 4.30pm, on Sunday 5 November 2017. With a mulled wine and mince pies reception, the launch promises to be an enjoyable, festive evening to kick off the Christmas season and the perfect opportunity to start or successfully continue your Christmas shopping. Elizabeth Cooke the new owner of the Café, “Cooke’s at the Gallery” will be making delicious mini mince pies for the occasion and the café will also be open.


Gallery Crafts, owned by Fiona, is located in the picturesque village of Kilworth in north Cork. Opened in 2000, the store offers an eclectic mix of gifts and crafts, produced by national and international designers and makers. Get into the festive spirit and enjoy the wonderful creations from Irish & international designers such as Ted Baker, Max Benjamin, Alan Ardiff, Orla Kiely,  plus festive decorations, candles and much more.


Speaking about the event, Fiona stated, “The success of the cards reflect the generosity of those who support Breaktrough Cancer Research, the hard work of those selling the cards and the companies who opt to use them for their Christmas messages. Christmas is a time of good will and what better to wish your family, friends and colleagues a ‘Happy Christmas’ than by sending a card with a personal message while also supporting a great cause. I am as always honoured and grateful to Orla and all at Breakthrough Cancer Research for continuing to include me in their fund raising efforts. I would like to give a voice to all those who have journeyed with Cancer and wish all the Doctors and researchers the inspiration to find a cure for this disease that effects so many, we thank you all for your dedication and efforts and wish you all a very Happy Christmas.”       


Orla Dolan, Chief Executive of Breakthrough Cancer Research said, “We are so lucky to have this partnership with Fiona, who has been incredibly generous with her time and talents. Every year we are as excited as ever to see the stunning new designs Fiona creates for the festive season. We would like to thank everyone who regularly support our Christmas appeal each year and we hope you can support us again this year. Cancer touches us all and your support helps us bring life-changing treatments from the laboratory to patients. We hope to see old and new friends at the Gallery Crafts shop on Sunday 5 November 2017 to help us launch Fiona’s Christmas cards for this year’s festive season.


Each pack contains a selection of 10 cards each with a unique design at a cost of €10. 100% of the proceeds go to Breakthrough Cancer Research. Christmas cards will be available to purchase by clicking here or at Gallery Crafts, New Rd, Kilworth, Co. Cork Phone :(025) 27972 Gallery Crafts opening hours; 9:00-5:00 p.m. visit for more information.

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