South Wales Evening Post
Shop designs calendar to raise charity cash
A Carmarthen shop that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues has curated and designed a calendar to raise money for charity.
Spiffy, in Nott Square, describes itself as a happiness shop and has launched a calendar in aid of the young people’s mental health charity Young Minds.
The shop opened two years ago and is the brainchild of Shaun Potter and Paul Young.
Both struggled with mental health issues and wanted to create a onestop shop to encourage people to engage with their own problems as well as provide support, encouragement and gifts to help others overcome the obstacles to their own happiness and emotional wellbeing.
The Happy New Year 2020 calendar features colourful and uplifting illustrations all on the themes of positivity, selflove and mental wellbeing.
Paul said: “Since we’re a shop all about happiness and positivity, we wanted to do something special for Christmas to raise money for a mental health charity and help people have a happy new year.
“We spoke to the illustrators that design loads of the goodies in our shop, and they all were thrilled to take part and help us bring this calendar to life.
“All the illustrators we work with are like us and want to spread a bit of happiness and joy, as well as sharing their own mental health journeys, so it’s an honour to do our bit to support such a fantastic charity.”
Co-owner Shaun said “We chose Young Minds as we both struggled a lot as teenagers with our mental health, and what we experience as children has such a huge impact.
“We speak to customers, parents and teachers every day who tell us how much pressure children are under nowadays, so we wanted to do our bit.”