Art on a Postcard raises money for The Hepatitis C Trust through an annual secret postcard auction and ‘postcard lotteries’ which occur throughout the year. In 2017 we will introduce Photography on a Postcard and Art on a Ukulele to our fundraising activities.
We have had postcard sized artwork donated from well established artists such as Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Harland Miller, Gavin Turk, Rachel Howard, Gilbert and George, Polly Morgan, John Wragg RA, Stephen Chambers RA, Michael Craig-Martin, Chantal Joffe, Cecily Brown, Grayson Perry, Julian Opie and Jeremy Deller.
We believe that Hepatitis C can be eliminated as a major health concern by 2030 and all funds by raised by us support The Hepatitis C in their campaigns to achieve this goal. In 2015 Scotland signed up to our program of elimination. In 2016 The Hepatitis C Trust’s campaigning led to not only Westminster and the World Health Assembly agreeing to a program of elimination.
The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C. It was founded and is now led and run by people with personal experience of hepatitis C and almost all of our Board, staff and volunteers either have hepatitis C or have had it and cleared it after treatment.
Historically, hepatitis C has been neglected, partly because there has been no concerted patient voice. People with hepatitis C have typically kept quiet because it is infectious and because it has been wrongly stigmatised as ‘a drug users’ disease’.
The Trust is committed to changing this, by:
• Raising public awareness that this is a virus that can be contracted in many ways
• Ending discrimination against people living with hepatitis C
• Creating an active community of patients willing to stand up and be heard
• Providing information, support and representation for people with hepatitis C
Gemma Peppé – Director
Gemma Peppé had hepatitis C for 14 years before she was diagnosed and then another 12 years before she was cured. She first got involved with The Hepatitis C Trust when she was researching her 2006 documentary Louie Me and Hepatitis C. Her background in music and film provided a foundation from which to fundraise for The Hepatitis C Trust. Since being cured and regaining her energy Gemma worked full time developing Art on a Postcard.
ANT DONBAVAND – DIGITAL PR
Ant Donbavand oversees our PR and digital marketing strategy. With almost a decade’s experience in PR & marketing in the fashion and retail sectors, he founded Sustain in 2015 and works with a number of art and retail clients, including Stik, Dubai Walls and Horizon Supply Co. Since joining Art on a Postcard last year Ant has been responsible for a bump in great press stories.
ROSA TORR – SOCIAL MEDIA Co-ordinator
Rosa Torr is a final year BA Politics and Philosophy student from London currently at University College Dublin. Her place of interest is political theory and in particular Gender Studies. Rosa has written for numerous online publications and the University Observer. She is also a theatre maker and is currently co-artistic director of BUMP&GRIND Theatre Company. The show she co-wrote BUMP will be on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.
Art on a Postcard
The Hepatitis C Trust
27 Crosby Row
Tel: 0207 089 6220
Company number 05069924
Charity Registration Numbers:
England and Wales 1104279
Kiera Burton – ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR
Kiera Burton has worked in London’s contemporary art scene for the past three years after graduating with a degree in creative advertising in 2014. During her one year internship at Art on a Postcard she helped raised over £75K for The Hepatitis C Trust at our annual Secret Auction. She fast became indispensable and moved into a permanent role in the company as our Assistant to the Director, Gemma Peppé.
claudia GOULD - CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Claudia Gould has written for various publications including GQ and LOVE magazine. She graduated from the University of Leeds in 2014 with a 2:1 Geography and has since gone on to pursue a career in fashion, and is a full time model with Storm London. A keen writer and fashion enthusiast; her secret project 'ClaudRobe' will be launching later this Summer. Claudia has been volunteering for The Hepatitis C Trust since she was 14.