As the founder and creative maestro of card company Bexy Boo, Bex Hassett’s focus is usually on creating lovely greeting cards that are posted to bring joy and support.
However recently, she was pleasantly surprised to receive a special piece of post, from a top address.
When Bex opened an envelope and spotted the House of Commons letterhead, she “honestly thought” that she “had done something wrong”, but it was quite the opposite.
The letter was from Tatton MP Esther McVey thanking Bex for all the work she has done to support her home town of Knutsford.
In the first lockdown, Bex drew an illustration of people wrapping their arms around Knutsford High Street.
“The reaction was amazing with residents saying that they would like to purchase the artwork. So, in this last lockdown, I did the same and received the same incredible reaction,” explains Bex.
Seeing it as an opportunity to support her local community, Bex collaborated with the town council and the local charity We are Knutsford to print and sell two drawings in a postcard format as well as A3 and A4 prints.
All profits are being used to fund future town initiatives following the devastating effects of Covid to the High Street.
In the letter, Esther McVey congratulated Bex for her ‘brilliant illustrations’. She continued with her praise: ‘They are really great, and it’s a good, practical way to support Knutsford. I know they will sell really well and they will help fund initiatives to drive people back to our town to ensure it stays vibrant and a good place to visit.’
The local press also picked up on the story, hailing the talents of their local community-spirited artist.
Top: Part of one of Bex’s illustrations for Knutsford.