Large Daffodil designed by:
Glazed by: Gina Farncombe
Rory Stewart OBE was MP for Penrith and the Border until 2019 and a cabinet minister. He is the author of ‘The Marches’, an investigation of the landscape and history of Cumbria and the borders on foot. He now focuses on poverty in Africa as the President of GiveDirectly and co-presents the RestisPolitics podcast with Alastair Campbell.
‘I have chosen to support GiveDirectly, the charity of which I am President. GiveDirectly is a non-profit that lets donors send money directly to the world’s poorest households. We believe people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives – cash enables that choice.
‘The daffodil has been designed to capture the landscape around my old cottage above Butterwick – and in particular the subtle genius of Cumbrian light – and the relationship between the pasture valleys and the wild fells and the sky above – with the lines often reinforced by ancient dry stone walls.’
Proceeds from the sale of Rory’s daffodil will go to GiveDirectly
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