Entrepreneur Kate Hughes, the creative force behind a successful keepsake business Finger and Thumbs, is donating 100 per cent of the profit from her company’s new handprint kits to the NHS.
When the pandemic broke, the creative force behind the artisan enterprise lost the ability to provide 75 per cent of her ranges overnight, but has bounced back by launching a new ‘Stay Connected’ range.
At a time when families are physically separated and adapting to social distancing, Kate’s kits will bring families closer and create positive lasting memories through these worrying times and profits raised from all sales will be donated to support the NHS.
Kate said of the new line “in these unprecedented times, I wanted to do my bit to support both the NHS and families who are desperately missing their loved ones.”
She went on to explain “Finger and Thumbs specialises in keeping loved ones close to our hearts through good times and bad. I make the full range of keepsakes including bespoke fine silver handprint jewellery, detailed 3D hand casts and ceramic imprints that last a lifetime and can be treasured forever. As I can’t do my hands-on work at this time, I developed the kits so people can create their own memories.”
The easy-to-use kits, perfect for grandparents and their grandchildren or parents and their little ones, provide a cherished, lifelong keepsake. “I’ve put this kit together for people to capture a little bit of them and send to a loved one.” said Kate.
Each kit costs £10 and includes a £10 gift voucher to use at a later date towards having their handprint made into a fine silver charm. Finger and Thumbs fine silver imprint range captures impressive detail from the fine lines of a loved ones’ fingerprint and handprint, to a little one’s first drawing or even a little handwritten message of love.
“People are really missing their loved ones terribly at this time. Grandparents who are used to seeing their precious grandchildren regularly love that this kit gives them just a little bit of their loved ones to hold close.’’
To order visit the website www.fingerandthumbs.com
Kate will be donating the profits to NHS Charities Together.